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
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
By Alex Piazza Office of Research The largest international economic development organization has recognized a University of Michigan institute for successful implementation of innovative programs that have helped create more than 1,000 high-tech jobs throughout
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana have lost more than 6,800 defense supply-chain positions in recent years—cuts spurred largely by the ending of two foreign wars and the current federal fiscal environment. Based on a successful pilot project, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded $8 million to U-M’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy to assist communities and companies in the three states that have been impacted by these job losses.
Due to the downsizing of the National Defense budget, local trade zones have experienced labor and economical instability as a result of reduced defense contracts. The Next Michigan Superior Trade Zone (STZ) in particular has