Due in June 2019, the following summary shares key insights found in the brief.
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The University Research Corridor (URC) plays a critical role in improving K-12 education in Michigan by:
The URC supports state and local education policymakers’ programs, such as:
URC By the Numbers (2013-2017)
The URC opens doors to a more diverse talent pool. From 2008 to 2017, URC institutions saw a:
The URC identifies, disseminates, and scales the techniques and methods that research and practice show lead to improved outcomes by:
The URC is an incredible asset for our industry, state, and citizens in terms of the scale of R&D conducted at its universities in critically important areas. Medical and healthcare discoveries with the potential to improve and save lives position Michigan as a top state for innovation in the life, medical and health sciences.
I think certainly there has been an uptick in entrepreneurship in the state, and I think a lot of that is owed to the URC getting more involved in economic development in the last 10 years.
The University Research Corridor showcases Michigan’s world class universities, economic competitiveness, and scientific breakthroughs being made every day in our state. This innovative partnership is creating jobs, fostering relationships with all types of businesses, from our largest corporations to smallest entrepreneurial businesses, and driving innovation in all sectors of our economy.