NYC still surging

More than four years ago I wrote about the prosperity of Manhattan (and more broadly all of New York City) this way: Here the dominant narrative about the economy is that everything that makes Manhattan a powerful engine of economic…

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The college grad multiplier

In a previous post on why retaining and attracting young professional was an economic development priority I wrote: The reason they are important to economic growth is both they are the most mobile and that knowledge workers––professionals and managers––are now,…

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40th in employment

Michigan's unemployment rate in January is the lowest it has been in fifteen years. But the state ranked 40th in 2015 in the proportion of adults who worked. How can that be? An unemployment rate at the national average while…

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Definitively Michigan is not back

This blog––and the work of Michigan Future––has been about the economy primarily and to a lesser degree the policies needed to improve the standard of living of Michiganders, not politics. The results of the Michigan presidential primaries in both parties…

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