Connecting Urban Poor To Work

Published in 1998 while the Michigan economy was booming, this report addressed the paradoxical issue of connecting the urban poor to work.   As we found, even though Michigan had record low unemployment, had income rising for the first time in two decades, and saw employers facing challenges in finding qualified people in the so-called "War for Talent", we did…

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The Need For A New Michigan

Our vision and strategy for growing the Michigan economy is laid out in our New Agenda for A New Michigan report. As I talk to audiences across the state I am constantly reminded that if you don’t understand the need for a new Michigan, the new agenda is irrelevant. Its clear to me that many – probably most – Michiganians…

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