Michigan Future, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Our mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations.

Anyone interested in learning more about the organization’s operations can request a copy of our Articles of Incorporation, by laws and/or annual 990 tax filing with the IRS  by writing us at:

Michigan Future, Inc.

PO Box 130416

Ann Arbor, Mi. 48113

Our goal is to be a catalyst for recreating a high prosperity Michigan. A place with a per capita income above the national average in both national expansions and contractions. Its a status we enjoyed for most of the last century and now have entirely lost. In 2022 we were thirteen percent below the national average in per capita income.

Our basic conclusion: What most distinguishes successful areas from Michigan is their concentrations of talent, where talent is defined as a combination of knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurship. In a flattening world where work can increasingly be done anyplace by anybody, the places with the greatest concentrations of talent win.

Michigan Future’s work is focused on:

Michigan Economy:  providing information and ideas on Michigan’s transition to a knowledge-based economy

Attracting and Retaining Talent: providing information and ideas on how Michigan can better retain and attract recent college graduates

Preparing Talent:  providing information and ideas on how Michigan can build the skills in all Michigan children that are needed for success in a forty-year career in an economy where jobs, occupations and industries are constantly changing.

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