Let’s Make Rising Income For All Michiganders A Statewide Priority

Let’s make rising income for all Michiganders a statewide priority

For the past year, Michigan Future has collaborated with a group of economic and community development leaders from around the state.  Together, this collaborative released a “Rising Income for All” call to action on March 8, 2020, accompanied by the release of a website, risingincomeforall.org. In addition, we are sending this call to action to political leaders around the state. We encourage…

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The Market Says College Is Relevant

The market says college is relevant

I am a long-time fan of Kettering University. Particularly their integration of learning and work with their one semester at school followed by one semester working in the industry the student is preparing for. Having said that I could not disagree more with Kettering's President Robert McMahan when he says in a Bridge interview: At the end of the day,…

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Michigan Future’s Most-read Blogs

Michigan Future’s most-read blogs

Month after month, year after year, there are four most-read blogs. All have in common an exploration of the skills and occupations that are most rewarded in today's labor market. That those skills are not occupation specific, but rather broader career rock climbing skills. And that the careers most rewarded are professional and managerial, not the skilled trades. The four…

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The Competitiveness Case For Higher Michigan Taxes

The competitiveness case for higher Michigan taxes

Dug Song, co-founder and general manager of Duo Security, in an interview with Crain's Detroit Business, makes the case for higher Michigan taxes. Higher Michigan taxes to invest in education and transit. The two assets that Song believes Michigan needs most to be competitive for companies like his. Crain's writes: Top of mind for the 44-year-old entrepreneur: the state's struggling…

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How To Improve Community College Completion Rates

How to improve community college completion rates

By and large across Michigan and the country community college completion rates are quite low. As detailed in Redesigning America's Community Colleges this largely is a result of how community colleges are designed. For ease of access, not completion. Redesigning America's Community Colleges, as we have explored previously, lays out a detailed playbook on how to redesign a community college…

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