MLive: Presidents of Michigan's research universities say their 'graduates are key to strengthening' state economy
Presidents of Michigan's top three research universities say their schools are "working hard to help businesses succeed by providing the research and talent they need."
From the editorial:
"As the presidents of the three [University Research Corridor] universities, we believe our graduates are key to strengthening and expanding Michigan's economy. The word is getting out that, if businesses want the brightest minds in engineering, biomedicine and alternative energy, they need to be in Michigan."
The report estimated that in 2011 the URC was responsible for more than 74,000 direct and indirect jobs overall, including jobs throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.