Sure, Michigan is surrounded by water. But what does that mean for the state’s economy? What does that mean for the hundreds of communities situation on the shoreline? We’ll explore these questions on this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. On this month’s show we will talk with experts about Michigan’s port communities and how these areas are critical to the state’s economic vitality. Read more about the creating the types of places where people want to live, work and play here at placemaking.mml.org. My co-host for this show is WJR news director Dick Haefner, a 40-year veteran of the Detroit radio news scene. Our guests are Jonathan Seyferth, business development manager for Muskegon Area First; John Jamian, executive director of the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority based in Detroit; and Rogers City Mayor Beach Hall, an avid sailor who retired to Rogers City after falling in love with the Northern Michigan port community. Our August show is set to air 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. You can also listen to it anytime at the League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the placemaking concept here as well as on this blog.