Informing and Transforming Tomorrow’s Economy

The Economic Growth Institute has provided innovative economic development programming and applied research for more than 35 years. Through our work, we build more resilient businesses and communities, connect university innovations with small and medium-sized enterprises, and provide student learning experiences for the next generation of community and business leaders.


Sustaining operations during COVID

Tools to help manufacturers operate sustainability during pandemic.

Resources for businesses during COVID

Federal, state, and regional programs supporting businesses and communities.

11 Priorities for Small Manufacturers to Survive COVID Pandemic

Our team offers their list of priorities.

Where We Engage and Assist

The Institute's focus areas include tech innovation, economic development research, and manufacturing. Our manufacturing and tech innovation work help companies go to market with a product. Our research and tech innovation work support business creation. Our research and business engagement also foster community economic development. Through all this work the Institute develops students and future leaders.

Student Opportunities

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Students who work at the institute become part of a network of business leaders, public sector leaders, consultants, and researchers. Graduating students feel prepared after working at the institute for roles in the public and private sector, at startups, consulting firms, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. 

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Recent News

Economic Growth Institute completes study: Understanding the Middle-Skill Workforce In the Connected & Automated Vehicle Sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Crane Economic Growth Institute, University of Michigan (734) 998-0155 Study explores emerging middle skill jobs in the connected and automated vehicle sector Ann Arbor, Michigan: Connected and automated vehicles (CAV)

Decision Coaching Training Launches 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ashlee Breitner Economic Growth Institute, University of Michigan 734.239.1875

11 Priorities for Small Manufacturers to Survive COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay Safe: For those that stay in operation, follow guidance from the CDC and your state authorities on social distancing policies; protect your most valuable asset, your employees. Use this time

Q2 2020 Newsletter

Informing & Transforming Tomorrow's Economy July 2020 Economic Growth Institute Newsletter In this issue... Topics that Educate your organization Resources to support your organizations recovery Profiled Talent we have developed through real world experiences Annual Report released Connected &