economic impact

University Research Corridor

New Analysis: Michigan University Research Corridor No. 2 In Nation In Innovation

Michigan’s three powerhouse research universities are among the top university innovation clusters in the nation, according to a new study.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014


Michigan Public Universities Have $23.9B ‘Economic Footprint’

Michigan’s 15 public universities are responsible for more than 120,000 Michigan jobs and $23.9 billion in total economic activity, according to an economic study comissioned by the Presidents Council of the State Universities of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2013


CAR Study Shows Impact Of Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

A new report by the Center for Automotive Research, a nonprofit research organization based in Ann Arbor, calculates the substantial economic impact a single assembly plant has on the state and national economies and showcases an important example of the value of the automotive industry overall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2013

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Michigan Boost In Broadband Adoption Good For State Economy: New Report

Tuesday, in conjunction with the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit, Connect Michigan is releasing a report on Broadband’s Economic Impact in Michigan. Broadband access and adoption helps fuel the economy. Michigan residents conduct $17.1 million in online transactions with Michigan businesses and spend nearly $1.1 billion in online sales with these businesses annually.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2013


Michigan’s University Research Corridor R&D Spending Tops $2B

Michigan’s University Research Corridor generated $15.5 billion in economic impact statewide, exceeded $2 billion in annual research expenditures and awarded more than 31,600 degrees in one year, placing it at or near the top of seven university innovation clusters in the U.S., according to a new Economic Impact Report released Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

Grand Valley State University's main campus in Allendale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Grand Valley Sustainablilty Impact: $900 Million

Grand Valley State University’s sustainability efforts are worth nearly a billion dollars to West Michigan, the university announced Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2012

James Pieron CMU

CMU Research Corp. Adds $30M To Mid-Michigan Economy

The Central Michigan University Research Corp. Thursday announced it is working with 11 companies, assisting the businesses in their early development stages, fostering the creation of 85 jobs in the region and adding $30 million to the mid-Michigan economy last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012

Solar panels (credit: Wikimedia)

Solar Group Touts Economic Impact, Backs China Dumping Case

Four of the founding manufacturers of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing purchased more than a combined $400 million in goods and services from other manufacturers and employers in 46 states in 2011, including Michigan, according to a CASM survey.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

WSU TechTown

New Report Reveals TechTown’s Economic Impact On Detroit

TechTown, Wayne State University’s business incubator and research park, contributed $52 million in revenue to the area economy in 2011 from its active and graduate clients, according to a new economic impact report.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2012

The University of Michigan Medical School

Bringing Millions to Michigan: UM Med School 6th In NIH Funding

Research at the University of Michigan Medical School brought hundreds of millions of dollars into the state of Michigan in the last year — and could have a total economic impact of nearly $1.2 billion, new data show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2011