State needs to emphasize education, Michigan Future Inc. study says

State needs to emphasize education, Michigan Future Inc. study says
Crain's Detroit Business, 4/22/2009
Guess what the think-tank Michigan Future thinks? If you guessed more and better education go to the head of the class. It's a hard but necessary sell in these tough times.

Excerpt:

A new report that authors say underscores the importance of a knowledge-based Michigan economy finds that during the national recession, the country shed low-education jobs while adding jobs that require a higher education.

The report, released Tuesday by Michigan Future Inc., provides further evidence that Michigan and its major metropolitan areas need to focus on preparing, attracting and retaining talent, said Lou Glazer, president of Ann Arbor-based Michigan Future Inc.

Glazer and Don Grimes, senior research specialist in the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, conducted the study.

“What we found is stunning. The trends that we have written about in our previous reports have accelerated in the downturn,” the report states.

Read the rest of the story here.



Return