Professor Van Sickle
The New International Trade Crossing Can Bring Michigan Back From The Ashes "It's our trade future, it's our economic future, and it's all about jobs,” (Fuetsch). Michigan is in a state of Repression, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate is at a record high of 9.3% there are only 5 states that have a higher unemployment rate. Our economy has been spiraling downwards for the past decade leading with what used to be Michigan’s most booming city, Detroit. The city of Detroit has a motto, “We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From The Ashes”. The idea of a new bridge from Detroit to Canada is a better thing that can help Detroit rise from the ashes. If the reports are accurate then there will be 10,000 new jobs created in the downtown Detroit area. The topic of a new bridge has been up for discussion for the past year among the government and among the people. Many citizens do not want this bridge because they are afraid that they are going to be paying for it out of their own pockets through taxes. This is an inaccurate assumption the government will not be paying for this bridge. The current Bridge (The Ambassador Bridge) is inadequate to be the only bridge connecting Detroit to Canada the United States number one trading partner. For the number of resources that are exported and imported from Canada by the united states that travel through Detroit, there should be a faster and more productive way of getting those resources across the borders. A new bridge connecting Detroit and Canada would make the export and import of goods more efficient and less time consuming. According to an article from crossingmadeeasy.com a Detroit website more than 40,000 commuters, tourists and trucks drive across the Ambassador Bridge carrying $323 million worth of goods across the Windsor-Detroit border each day. “A knew bridge would allow more
traffic to make the journey...