Reforming University Payments to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System


The Economic Benefits of the Michigan New Jobs Training Program


Economic Impact Study of Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory: University of Chicago


Expanding School Sinking Fund Taxes: Infrastructure Investment, or Backtracking on Proposal A


Economic and Demographic Market Assessment: Forecasting University of Detroit Jesuit


Economic and Demographic Market Assessment: Forecasting Bloomfield Hills School District

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, West Michigan Regional Policy Conference: Policy Primers

Each year, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the West Michigan Regional Policy Conference. For 2008, Anderson Economic Group was retained to prepare a set of policy briefs…

Preliminary Report: Life Sciences Industry in Michigan and the University Research Corridor

The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance of Michigan’s three largest academic institutions: Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. The purpose of this alliance is to accelerate economic development in Michigan by educating students, attracting talented workers, supporting innovation, and facilitating the transfer of technology to the private sector.

In May of each year, the URC releases a report on a special topic that is important to Michigan’s economy. This summer (July 2009) marks the ten year anniversary of the founding of the Life Sciences Corridor, a collaboration among the URC universities and the Van Andel Institute, where the state committed to invest $1 billion in life sciences research and development (R&D) over a 20-year period. This report analyzes how this industry has changed since the founding of the Life Sciences Corridor, and how URC activities—research and development, education, and collaboration with private industry—support the growth of the life sciences industry.