Every new year, there are high hopes for a brighter future for our terrific region. And since community leaders excel at visionary thinking, I asked a few of them what’s on their 2013 Business Wish Lists.

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Buying American hasn’t been fashionable since Phil Knight Nike-ized the nation in 1996. He convinced millions of consumers that the fastest way to the top of the social hierarchy ladder was to buy his over-hyped, over-priced Air Jordan sneakers.