At the Michigan Chamber Future Forum on Tuesday September 20, 2011. Topics for the day: preparing for 2050, including rebuilding manufacturing for the new goods that will be needed especially hi-tech. The value of our natural resources and fresh water. Being self reliant in energy as a state and country, we cannot continue to expect others to solve our energy needs. The next topic entrepreneurial opportunity and the types of jobs we need for the state. Most of the industrial jobs have changed we need to prepare our students for the next level jobs.