About

Michigan Future, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Our mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations.

Anyone interested in learning more about the organization’s operations can request a copy of our Articles of Incorporation, by laws and/or annual 990 tax filing with the IRS  by writing us at:

Michigan Future, Inc.

PO Box 130416

Ann Arbor, Mi. 48113

Our goal is to be a catalyst for recreating a high prosperity Michigan. A place with a per capita income above the national average in both national expansions and contractions. Its a status we enjoyed for most of the last century and now have entirely lost. In 2007 we were eleven percent below the national average in per capita income – our lowest ranking ever!

Our basic conclusion: What most distinguishes successful areas from Michigan is their concentrations of talent, where talent is defined as a combination of knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurship. In a flattening world where work can increasingly be done anyplace by anybody, the places with the greatest concentrations of talent win.

Michigan Future’s work is focused on:

Michigan Economy:  providing information and ideas on Michigan’s transition to a knowledge-based economy

Attracting and Retaining Talent: providing information and ideas on how Michigan can better retain and attract recent college graduates

Preparing Talent: working to create lots of new high schools in Detroit and its inner ring suburbs that transform teaching and learning so as to prepare predominantly low-income minority students for college success through our HIgh School Accelerator, Michigan Future Schools