Higher Education Is A Priority

Lansing State Journal - Michigan Must Ready Itself for Jobs Recently the Lansing State Journal ran a terrific editorial about the future of the mid Michigan economy. You can find it as an attachment below. Its message is applicable to…

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The Higher Ed Challenge

We believe Michigan's higher education system is one of our best assets for rebuilding a prosperous Michigan. Its kind of hard to imagine how we could build in the last century one of the best public higher ed systems on…

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Books to Read

I'm often asked to recommend books to read. When it comes to understanding the economy the two books that have helped me the most to understand the nature of the fundamental change we are going through are: The World is…

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Minnesota and Alabama, Part II

I previously wrote about Minnesota and Alabama having virtually the same unemployment rate at the time we published our last report. That had been true from 2006-08. But with the same unemployment rate, Minnesota had per capita income more than…

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Detroit Drives Michigan

The press coverage of the likely change from Detroit Renaissance to Michigan Renaissance included quotes from the organization's leadership that they believed that if you fix Michigan, you fix Detroit. We respectfully disagree! Is it Illinois that is driving the…

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A New Agenda For A New Michigan

This is a foundation report that sets the stage for our initiatives to help create a prosperous Michigan. The reality in Michigan is startling - it has experienced six years of employment decline (2000-2006), even during three years of a…

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