A Reach School For Every Kid

Didn’t get into Harvard? Well, it is good that you applied.  Research highlighted in a Wall Street Journal article today about the value of a college degree indicates that future economic success may be better predicted by where you apply to college than where you go to college. The reason – where you aspire to attend college is an indicator…

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A Constantly Changing Economy

The main business Michigan Future is in is trying to understand the flat world and then be a catalyst to better position Michigan and its citizens to prosper in that economy. Our core belief is that the people and communities that will do best economically are those that align with – rather than resist – new realities. Globalization and technology…

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Keeping Talent: Rethinking the Recruiting Machine

One of the maxims of marketing is that it is always easier to retain a customer than it is to attract one.   For Michigan, the question of how we keep our talented graduates in the state is a crucial nut to crack in our transformation. Yes, having great places for young people to live matters.   Yes, having a…

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Toyota

Interesting article by Nathan Bomey in annarbor.com. Its about Toyota apparently considering moving some of their knowledge jobs from California, with Ann Arbor being one of the leading options. Bomey cites our work in speculating that lower labor costs here might be one of the reasons. Turns out the story that Michigan is a high labor cost state is not…

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Good Stuff from the GR Press

Two excellent opinion pieces this week from the Grand Rapids Press. One on college attainment being the key to economic growth, the other on low taxes not being the answer. Both worth reading. The editorial on college attainment has some encouraging news. Four-year degree attainment is up twenty one percent at Michigan's public universities since 1999. And graduation rates are…

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