The Preeminent Path To Good-paying Careers

The preeminent path to good-paying careers

The preeminent path to good-paying careers looks more like rock climbing than climbing a career ladder. More ad hoc and non linear than predictable and linear. What makes successful careers for most of us are our second and third jobs, not our first. And second and third job skills tend to be very different than first job skills. For most…

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Six-figure Jobs By Education Attainment

Six-figure jobs by education attainment

The oft-repeated case for you don't need to go to college is almost always anchored by the claim that there are plenty of six-figure jobs available to young workers who do not have a four-year degree. The story goes that others’ kids should forgo pursuing a four-year degree because some so-called professional trade is paying $100,000 right out of a…

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Our Turn To Learn: Alumni Tracking, Adapting, And The “Book Scholarship” Program (A Guest Post From Benjamin Carson High School)

Our Turn to Learn: Alumni Tracking, Adapting, and the “Book Scholarship” Program (A Guest Post from Benjamin Carson High School)

We're pleased today to share this post from Sean Henry, the College Transition Advisor at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine. Michigan Future helped to secure book scholarship funding for BCHS, thanks to the generous support of the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation. We believe that book scholarships, which allow high schools to get detailed information…

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Kent County’s Welcoming To All Plan

Kent County’s welcoming to all plan

Michigan Future's core work, since our founding nearly three decades ago, has been laying out how Michigan could once again be a high-prosperity state––a place with a broad middle class––in an economy being transformed by globalization and technology. The bottom line of our decades of research can be summarized in three words: talent attracts capital. More specifically that the regions…

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Imaging The Post-pandemic Big City

Imaging the post-pandemic big city

In two recent posts (here and here) we have explored why the demise of big cities due to the pandemic is unlikely to happen. That American history is full of predictions of the death of the city which have always been wrong. Why? First concentrated talent working face to face significantly boosts productivity. So employers––particularly high-wage employers––want to be there.…

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