Tue, 1 November 2011
Welcome back to Re:New Michigan! This week, Larry welcomes back Mike Brennan to the program. Mike serves as Editor and Publisher of MITechNews.com. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers. From this perspective, Mike has witnessed the economic evolution happening throughout Michigan. Whereas the state was once known for cars and the Motor City, Michigan has moved toward biomedical development.
Economic gardening is a concept discussed quite often these days, with it's roots in developing small businesses across the state. As Larry and Mike discuss, biomedical development is laying the foundation for a strong economy with pillars in Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Detroit. Mike also points to Former Governor Granholm's focus on alternative energy as a viable sector of growth. With so much new development, investment is nearing.
This week's conversation closes with a look at Mr. Brennan's first novel, Cyber Styletto. This mystery explores the story of a black-hat hacker turned CIA operative defending the US against international data theft. As Mike articulates, this info must be brought to light. The mystery novel, co-authored by Gian DeTorre, can be found at Barnes and Noble and other online retailers.
Tune in and download this week's podcast to hear more about Michigan's continued development and Cyber Styletto!