Items Tagged with 'Michigan Future, Inc.'

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What baseball stats can teach us about standardized tests

November 9, 2018
As I was reading Keith Law's book “Smart Baseball,” it struck me that this is why we at Michigan Future Inc. Read More

Data show more education equates to higher wages

October 12, 2018
Michigan’s and metro Grand Rapids’ biggest economic challenge is not enough good-paying jobs. Read More

Fixing Michigan’s roads is not enough

September 21, 2018
If there is one issue that both candidates for governor seem to agree on it is that fixing the roads is a top priority. Read More

Anything Michigan does Minnesota does better

September 14, 2018
Over the last eight years, Michigan has experienced a strong recovery from the Great Recession — the headline being 500,000 new jobs. Good news indeed for a state that lost jobs every year during the previous decade. Read More

Letter: The voice of reason

August 10, 2018
Editor: I just wanted to send a quick note thanking Lou Glazer for his ongoing editorial in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, especially his most recent, “Economic well-being starts with education” (Aug. 6, 2018). Read More

State’s economy leaves too many behind

July 6, 2018
The Michigan Association of United Ways’ ALICE report is the best calculation of the proportion of Michigan households that cannot afford basic necessities. Read More

We would be wise to follow in Minnesota’s footsteps

June 8, 2018
For years, Michigan Future Inc. has used Minnesota as a comparison state because it is the Great Lakes state (taking weather and the excuse that Michigan can’t be like the coasts off the table) that has enjoyed the best economic outcomes, by far. Read More

Governor’s vision for students is archaic

April 6, 2018
In Heather E. McGowan’s must-read LinkedIn column “Preparing Students to Lose Their Job,” she calls for a transformation of the mission of education — from one that prepares people for a job to one that prepares people for continuous job loss. Read More

Michigan metros don’t stack up

February 16, 2018
Michigan’s two big metros not being selected as a finalist for the Amazon’s HQ2 should not surprise anyone. Read More

Soft skills key to securing good living without degree

October 20, 2017
The foundation skills for a successful, good-paying career for those without a four-year degree are not primarily occupation-specific skills. Read More