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Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program Delivers Strong Results

The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) released final results demonstrating tremendous impact on business growth, innovation, and community resiliency. The Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan, along with its partners at Purdue University and The Ohio State University, collaborated to deliver critical support and services to companies and communities impacted by downsizing of

Dispatching business expertise to Michigan companies: U-M helps UP firm grow sales

by Kim North Shine Neuvokas Corp., a manufacturer in Ahmeek, Mich., a village with a population of about 200 in the Upper Peninsula, could have been among the more than half of manufacturing startups that fail in Michigan. But with its forward-looking leadership and the support of the Economic Growth Institute at the University of

Elizabeth Austic

Elizabeth Austic Senior Research Project Manager Research Programs Elizabeth Austic is a Senior Project Manager at the Economic Growth Institute at the University of Michigan. She recently worked as an independent contractor for the State of Michigan, providing consultation and workshops on data management, data analysis, and data visualization methods

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips Senior Project Manager Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Scott joined the Great Lakes TAAC in April 2018. He is a veteran of product innovation, business development, marketing strategy and entrepreneurship. He has experience across many industries and has held leadership positions with Whirlpool Corporation, Fortune Brands

Paul Crossley

Paul Crossley Senior Project Manager Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Prior to joining GLTAAC in April 2018, Paul operated his own manufacturing and supply chain consulting business. He has worked as a consultant for QP Group on supply chain and procurement projects. Paul also worked at the adult

Jing Crystal Wang

Jing Crystal Wang Research Associate Research Crystal is a student research associate staffed on a research program for NIST, "Maximizing Technology Commercialization of Federal Research Investments Through the Best Practices at Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities".  She primarily works for the project's literature review. She is currently a first year

Dini Takola

Dini Takola Research Associate Research Dini Takola is a Master in Economics candidate at the University of Michigan. She joined the institute in Fall 2017 for a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) project focusing on trade commercialization. She holds a Masters in Hospitality Business Management and an undergrad

DMAP to present on Business Assistance and Diversification Strategies for the Defense Supply Chain

The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) will present on business and diversification strategies at Automation Alley in Troy, Michigan.  This free event is hosted by Automation Alley.