Accelerate Michigan

Accelerate Michigan is a strategic alliance between the URC and Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), a business roundtable executives from the state’s largest job providers and universities, including the three URC universities.

By uniting research universities and business leaders, Accelerate Michigan℠ aims to place Michigan among the “Top Ten” states for accelerating economic transformation and cultivating entrepreneurism based on mutually beneficial values, investments and activities. According to the Michigan Turnaround Plan, Michigan has lagged the nation in job and economic growth for the past generation; the alliance will strive to accelerate Michigan back to the top.

In order to support a new and stronger economy for our state, Accelerate Michigan℠ constructed three pillars to build upon. The first pillar is based on changing our state’s culture, the second is based on increasing the availability of capital and the third is based on increasing collaboration. Each pillar is composed of three major actions. Together, these pillars will be the drivers of economic growth.

  • Pillar 1: Championing Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Pillar 2: Growing capacity to scale ideas
  • Pillar 3: Catalyzing Clusters of Innovations
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The University Research Corridor is an alliance between Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University to transform, strengthen and diversify the state's economy.
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