When in doubt, come up with a flashy name, then figure out what it means.
Operating on the idea that regional economic vitality requires strong air travel connections to the rest of the world, many thought-leaders and regional officials are pursuing the idea of an "aerotropolis". The aerotropolis would use Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports as anchors for the economy, assuming that, if the transportation links are there, the economy will follow. ("Phase 3: profit!")
LA Times reportage: "'There are . . . if you will, mini-benchmarks where things are happening,' U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said Aug. 21. Crocker cited Anbar province, west of Baghdad, where violence has dropped substantially since Sunni Arab leaders there began working with U.S. and Iraqi security forces."