Items Tagged with 'Michigan Future, Inc.'

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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

Work to reverse the Great Decoupling

The need for Michigan to adopt a new economic agenda is clear.

May 5, 2017
The need for Michigan to adopt a new economic agenda is clear. Read More

What will you be making at age 34?

National report reveals students who went to four-year college are earning more at 34 than those who attended two-year college, for-profit college.

February 17, 2017
Lou Glazer said a common refrain he hears from employers, parents and politicians is high school graduates would make higher wages by pursuing two-year degrees or occupational certificates instead of a traditional four-year education. Read More

Street Talk: Economic reality check

Billion-dollar question.

November 20, 2015
Michigan Future Inc. recently released its first report in nearly a decade evaluating the performance of the state during an “expanding Michigan economy.” Read More

Is our welcome sign up for diverse talent?

December 20, 2012
Michigan is going through a significant economic transition. The continued reduction of Michigan’s manufacturing base has led to higher focus on being a knowledge-based economy. Governor Rick Snyder has referred to this transition as “Reinventing Michigan.” Read More