This is the story of Atlantica. Based on a talk given by AIMS president Brian Lee Crowley to the influential Council of State Governments – Eastern Region Conference, this commentary uses lessons from the past to show the way to a more prosperous future.

Atlantica is defined chiefly by geography, economic trends and trade patterns; common problems and experiences; and politics. It includes much of Eastern Canada south and east of the St. Lawrence, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York. Much of the area has stood outside the charmed circle of prosperity for years. 

But that could change and change quickly. A combination of factors are emerging that have the potential to broaden that circle of prosperity to include Atlantica, the International Northeast Economic Region. This commentary explains what’s happening and what needs to happen to make that a reality.

Click here to read the complete article.