Items Tagged with 'Lou Glazer'


Report urges lawmakers to look ahead

State can’t rely on high-paying factory jobs if it hopes to improve employee outcomes.

April 28, 2017
Grand Rapids is well situated to prosper if the agenda laid out in Michigan Future’s most recent report is followed. 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

Letter: Industrial base deserves more credit

March 4, 2016
Editor: This is in regard to Lou Glazer’s (Feb. 22) Guest Column (“Why is Pittsburgh better off than Grand Rapids?”) Read More

Local wages way below average

Michigan Future report emphasizes a transition toward a knowledge-based economy.

November 20, 2015
In the report Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy 2007-2014, Michigan Future Inc. explores why the state has become a low-prosperity state and the economic challenges the state — and Grand Rapids and Detroit — must overcome to move toward high prosperity and generating a broad middle class. Read More

Sometimes, taxes work better than cuts

August 22, 2014
Amen to Mr. Lou Glazer’s guest column (Minnesota: A case study of prosperity, July 21, 2014) Read More

Street Talk: You’re never too old, or young, to learn

Wheels deal.

April 25, 2014
When the students at Alma College gathered for commencement ceremonies earlier this month, they probably had no idea they would be told to “keep on ignoring that conventional wisdom.” Read More

It’s not who you know, but what you know

December 27, 2013
Agribusiness mega giant Archer Daniels Midland confirmed in mid-December it would move its global headquarters, with about 50 employees, to Chicago from Decatur, Ill., but also indicated it would not bring its new technology center and more than 100 jobs with it, preferring to take that operation to a region offering tax breaks. Read More

Where do we go from here?

April 12, 2013
We started our work at Michigan Future with the question: “Where do we want to go from here?” Read More