Tom Walsh| Detroit Free Press

Unemployment is declining, automobile sales are strong, and the City of Detroit has shed $7 billion in debt with its recent exit from Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

So Michigan’s economic future looks better than it has in ages, right?

Indeed it does, unless we:

Get complacent and don’t fix obvious problems (think roads!).

Or we do dumb stuff, like erect new barriers to investment and job creation.

Two of the state’s top economic development leaders will discuss Michigan’s 2015 economic outlook — and some fresh results from a survey of business executives — on Thursday at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon. More than 500 have already registered to attend, but there was room for about 80 more as of Monday morning.

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