The region needs to build a more diversified and sustainable economic base, focusing on consumers as the pivotal driver of growth both globally and at home.
Bob Dylan sang the song, The Times They Are A-Changin’, which was a ballad about how everything is changing. And the times have changed quite a bit since he recorded that song. Back in the 1960’s when he first sang the song, people were just getting accustomed to TV and to the fact that the world was big and we weren’t the only people in it. Now, 50 years later globalization has caused our world to change again.