Economic Development


Attracting out-of-state capital is critical for Michigan’s economy

June 2, 2017 | Maureen Miller Brosnan

Venture capital is essential to the state’s startups. But as in so many sectors of the economy, more investment is needed.

Help wanted. Credentials required. Are Michigan job-seekers ready?

March 10, 2017 | Antoine M. Garibaldi

The evidence is clear: The jobs of the future will require post-secondary education, but our data is pretty dismal on that front. Higher ed of all types is the answer. 

Concentrated benefits, diffused costs: How popular are public subsidies of private business, anyway?

January 27, 2017 | James H. Hohman

One way to find out would be to put these economic-development handouts to a vote. San Diego said no to a new stadium, but Detroiters didn’t get a voice on theirs.