Universities Research Corridor Generates $950 Million Impact

Jake Neher/WDET

Three University Presidents, M. Roy Wilson from Wayne State University,  Lou Anna Simon from Michigan State University and  Mark Schlissel from University of Michigan join Stephen at the Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss the University Research Corridor.  Some of the key points of that interview:

The group plans to focus on Detroit this year and universities’ impact on revitalization

The research corridor is under-recognized in the state, people don’t necessarily think of its impact. 

The economic impact of three universities, in different ways, in the city of Detroit is about $950 million

Although Wayne State is in the center of Detroit, all three universities have a deep, committed relationship with the city. Especially from a research interest and perspective

To hear the entire interview, click on the audio link above

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

Filed Under: #mpc16
About the Author

Wait a second, there‚Äôs more…

Sen. Gary Peters: We Need to Work Toward Shutting Down Straits of Mackinac Oil Pipeline

John Dingell Weighs In On Presidential Election, Government Unity

Sen. Debbie Stabenow Warns Against Ignoring Upper Peninsula

The Slow Roll Rolls on Mackinac Island

Why Are Foundation Leaders Pushing for Better Preschool In Michigan?

State Senate Leaders Say Substantive Change Must Happen for DPS

Meet the New Director Of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Gov. Snyder Says GOP Plan for DPS Sets School District "On The Path" to Recovery

How Is Work Progressing on the Gordie Howe Bridge?

Can Governor Snyder Re-Brand His Administration and Save His Legacy After Flint?

How Has The "Detroit Future City" Blueprint For The City's Future Fared?

Bipartisanship in Congress: It's a thing, say Reps. Debbie Dingell and Mike Bishop

The Election of Our Disaffection: Heads of Truscott Rossman PR Firm Talk 2016

The Slow Roll Takes A New Path on Mackinac Island

The 16 People You Meet At The Mackinac Policy Conference

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel Talks Regional Transit, His Political Future

Head of Michigan ACLU Wishes Flint Would be Bigger Focus For Mackinac Conference

Organizers Talk About Focus of This Week's Mackinac Policy Conference

Op-Ed: Detroit Regional Chamber Recognizes the Role of Small Business at 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference

Will Congressman Dan Kildee Run for Governor in 2018?

AG Bill Schuette Talks Prosecution out of Rape Kits, and His Political Future

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller Explains Trump Endorsement, Leaving Congress

We want to hear from you.
Share your thoughts and opinions: