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


Michigan Future’s 2013 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 clear: The places that are doing best today and almost certainly will do the best in the the future are those states and regions that are concentrated in knowledge-based services, not factories. Read the press release here.

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See past reports, here.


About Lou Glazer & Don Grimes

Lou Glazer is the President of Michigan Future Inc. Don Grimes is the Senior Research Specialist at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy at the University of Michigan.