Talent Attracts Capital And Quality Of Place Attracts Talent

Talent attracts capital and quality of place attracts talent

In today’s economy, the reality is talent attracts capital and quality of place attracts talent. Where young talent goes, high-growth, high-wage, knowledge-based enterprises follow, expand, and are created. Because talent is the asset that matters most to high-wage employers and is in the shortest supply, the new path to prosperity is concentrated talent – and the key to concentrating talent…

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The Cold Weather Population Growth Playbook

The cold weather population growth playbook

The Growing Michigan Together Council should look to Minnesota for the cold weather state population growth playbook. Conventional wisdom has had it for decades that Americans were abandoning cold weather states for the Sun Belt and the Mountain West. By and large that conventional wisdom is accurate, but not for Minnesota. Minnesota has not lost a congressional seat for six…

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Our Growing Michigan Together Recommendations

Our growing Michigan together recommendations

Michigan's new Growing Michigan Together council and its workgroups have an opportunity to reverse four decades of Michigan population, employment, and household income decline. What follows is the Michigan Future Board's recommendations on what needs to be accomplished for creating a Michigan economy that achieves rising income for all. Michigan was a 20th Century high-prosperity state. Now we are a…

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Education And Opportunity In Today’s Labor Market

Education and opportunity in today’s labor market

A statewide survey conducted by the Detroit Regional Chamber earlier this year reported some startling data about Michiganders’ views on the value of a four-year college degree. As reported in the survey, just 26.5% of Michigan voters said a college education was “very important” to landing a successful job in Michigan, while just 27.5% said a four-year degree was worth…

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What’s Missed In Mississippi’s Success Story

What’s missed in Mississippi’s success story

New York Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote an article celebrating the growth in reading scores among Mississippi 4th graders.  Of Mississippi, Kristof writes “It is lifting education outcomes and soaring in the national rankings. With an all-out effort over the past decade to get all children to read by the end of the third grade and by extensive…

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