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The New Path to Prosperity: Lessons for Michigan From Two Decades of Economic Change

The New Path to Prosperity: Lessons for Michigan From Two Decades of Economic Change

By • on November 6, 2013

Michigan Future’s latest report examining how Michigan can return to prosperity reviews the changing patterns of employment and private sector income from 1990 to 2011 in the United States, Michigan and Minnesota. The lesson Michigan needs to learn is

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Lou’s Alma College commencement speech

Lou’s Alma College commencement speech

By • on April 22, 2014

Lou delivered the commencement address to the 2014 graduates of Alma College. The speech focused on the job market the graduates are likely to face over

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Lou Glazer’s interview on Stateside: Is college always the best choice for high school grads?

Lou Glazer’s interview on Stateside: Is college always the best choice for high school grads?

By • on February 27, 2014

President Lou Glazer sat down with Cynthia Canty of Michigan Radio’s Stateside,

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Lou’s New Presentation

Lou’s New Presentation

By • on January 1, 2013

The below presentation includes updated data on the most and least prosperous states and identifies the characteristics of the states with the most successful

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Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy: Fifth Annual Progress Report

Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy: Fifth Annual Progress Report

By • on October 29, 2012

Michigan continues to have difficulty transitioning to a knowledge based economy which has led to Michigan getting poorer compared to the country. In

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The futility of resisting new realities

Policy makers on a bi-partisan basis continue to try to recreate the economy of the past. Lets start with the basic facts from our

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College attainment and prosperity

At Michigan Future our goal for the state is high prosperity. A place, once again, with a broad middle class. A status we enjoyed for most of the 20th Century. But now have lost. Prosperity is best measured

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On the wrong track: Michigan education policy

Two new reports make clear again that Michigan is on the wrong track when it comes  to education policy. Both k-12 and higher education. Given the increased alignment between education attainment and

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43rd and falling?

As we explored in my last post on the best measure of employment––the proportion of those 16 and older with a job–-in 2013 Michigan ranked 43rd. Clearly not something to celebrate. To make matters

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