Items Tagged with 'W.E. Upjohn Institute'


Consolidation analysis not conclusive

But there’s no evidence the ‘holy grail’ of government mergers has boosted economy.

December 8, 2012
Members of the Kent County Community Collaboration Work Group got the bottom line regarding consolidations between metro areas from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research last week. Read More

County panel gets collaboration report

September 9, 2012

George Erickcek, an employment economist with the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, gave the first of two reports last week to the Community Collaboration Work Group, a panel that Kent County formed late last year in response to the One Kent Coalition’s proposal to consolidate the county and the city of Grand Rapids into a new metropolitan government.

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