Michigan Economy

Our Goal: A high prosperity Michigan. A place with a per capita income consistently above the national average in both expansions and contractions.

Our Approach: Identify the most successful areas in the country and try to figure out what distinguished them from us, what assets we most need to nurture here

We found the common characteristics of almost all states with the highest per capita income are:

To us the clear message from the data is that the key to economic growth is talent. There are no quick fixes, the Michigan economy is going to continue to lag the nation for the foreseeable future. But there is a path back to high prosperity.

The Critical Components of Returning Michigan to High Prosperity:

Michigan Future Inc. Research Reports: