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On the subject of economic development - particularly in Michigan's urban centers - the state's biggest research universities (Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University) published their 10th economic impact report that illustrates the power our own nationally-ranked research cluster has on the state. From the press release:
"Michigan’s University Research Corridor was responsible for $2.15 billion in research and development (R&D) spending in fiscal year 2015, an increase of 53 percent since 2007, according to the 10th Annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report released Tuesday. The report also notes the URC contributed $16.5 billion to Michigan’s economy, an increase of $3.7 billion since 2007, the year the URC was formed and began benchmarking its impact on the state of Michigan." (Read More)
Disclosure: The University Research Corridor is a client.
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It looks like someone has created a Van Atta Connector page on wikipedia, but it's in danger of deletion within a few days if it can't be improved:
I was sure that I had read about this before, but on searching the web for good sources, I came up surprisingly dry. Can somebody who follows this stuff edit that page to link out to a source or two, then remove the prime-for-deletion tag?
Thanks in advance.
What's up Shreveport!
My colleagues have been busy putting together this resource on 10 quirks that only Shreveport natives would understand. They seem to think it's hot stuff, so I had to get a second opinion. Check it out and let me know how they did: