The Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) provides the largest higher education job board in Michigan. The consortium is designed to make it easier to recruit or retain talented faculty and staff by helping spouses find openings at nearby colleges or universities within the same region, to create networking opportunities and share best practices among member institutions through regular meetings, and to reduce costs through joint purchasing arrangements.
In 2007, Michigan’s three URC presidents jointly invited the state’s other public and private colleges and universities to form the Michigan HERC. Soon afterwards, Michigan HERC launched with 24 public and private colleges and universities in the state, and connected to a national network of higher education institutions. Today, Michigan HERC has 27 member institutions, including community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, affiliated teaching hospitals, and research labs and institutes.
For more on HERC, visit: www.michiganherc.org
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 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.