URC Impact

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and the leading engine for innovation in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. An alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University, the URC is focused on increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world.

The URC makes Michigan attractive to business and talent by training the next generation of highly-skilled, in-demand workers, finding solutions through innovative research, and fostering an array of international business and academic partnerships.

The URC made an economic impact of $18.7 billion on the Michigan economy in 2017, and created nearly 80,000 jobs. This impact was felt in every county across the state. Additionally, every county is home to URC alumni and current students.


URC Michigan Economic Impact from University Research Corridor