Upjohn Institute

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo Promise "significantly" increases college college graduation rates and offers a substantial return on the dollars spent, according to the first major study of the scholarship program's post-secondary outcomes." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

WMUK

"Michigan has a problem" according to a new report from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. That problem is that student achievement has fallen behind other states. 


Unemployment in the county reached 12% at one point, but most recent figure is 5.3%

Upjohn Institute finds low labor force participation rate

Report predicts job growth close that what the region had a decade ago

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