Excerpt: If there's only one bright spot in the Great Recession, and the drawn-out recovery from it, it's that tourism on the Northcoast thrived during the worst of times and was not bowed by the economic conditions that stifled nearly every other industry and business.
GateKeeper stands as a steel monument of technological engineering genius and aesthetics to that success and resilience.
Forget "Rust Belt." It would be more apt to call the Great Lakes region the "Fun Belt."
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