Not just STEM

I do a monthly post for the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Last month I wrote about the occupations and industries their latest 40 Under Forty worked in. Turns out these future leaders in West Michigan overwhelmingly don't work for manufacturers…

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Design as an economic engine

Interesting feature in Atlantic Cities entitled:¬†A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism. The story is built around the upcoming Michigan Modern Symposium upcoming at Cranbrook from June 13-16. Both the article and conference web site are worth…

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The New Face of Economic Growth

Don Grimes and I are working on the latest update of the Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy report. It will be out in May. It will once again tell the story that Michigan's decline compared to the nation is…

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