University Research Corridor Podcast
Doug Rothwell Interview
Title: Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio Episode 2 – The Intersection of Business and Research
In this episode of Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio, Jeff Mason talks with Doug Rothwell, President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable. The two discuss BLM’s Turnaround Plan and the ties between university research and development and Michigan’s economic future.
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.
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.
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.