We are excited to share our fiscal 2020 annual report. It has been a year of transitions for the Institute that has brought great accomplishments alongside the economic shock from COVID-19. The Institute has responded to economic challenges and crises throughout its history. The critical work shared in these stories shows how we engage businesses
Economic Growth Institute completes study: Understanding the Middle-Skill Workforce in the Connected & Automated Vehicle Sector The Economic Growth Institute was funded by American Center for Mobility and Ralph Wilson Foundation to research the emerging workforce skills and related gaps for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). This research report explores the workforce supporting CAVs in
Economic Growth Institute completes study of best practices that support ethnic commercial corridors The Economic Growth Institute partnered with the City of Hamtramck and the Taubman College’s Michigan Engaging Community program in an evaluation of selected ethnic commercial corridors throughout the United States. The study benchmarked these commercial corridors for Hamtramck leaders so they could
Economic Growth Institute completes federal study to examine university lab-to-market best practices The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute to study successful technology commercialization practices at public doctoral universities. The NIST-funded study explores the technology partnerships at universities that have received the Association of
Program Designed to Secure the Defense Supply Chain is Innovative and Capable of Supporting the Needs of our Military Midwest communities and the defense supply chain companies that are located in them are economically intertwined. The Midwest’s manufacturing supply chain is embracing the challenge of scaling production up to meet the technical and production demands
The authors review research on the destabilizing effects of defense department reallocations at the firm and community levels, with the intent to inform current intervention policy for assisting firms and regions dependent on defense spending and to lay the groundwork for evaluative research.