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With almost 10 million citizens, Michigan is one of America’s most interesting economic history stories. Unlike other areas of America, Michigan held a primary importance in creating a position of power in the world. With the help of Henry Ford, America and Michigan became the center point of the globe after World War II due to car production. When Michigan’s automobile industry decline started in the 1970s, the state went through a major economic upheaval. Michigan is typically in the news due to the financial collapse of the city of Detroit. Michigan also captures weather headlines on a regular basis because of the heavy snowfall from the Great Lakes.