future of michigan http://michiganradio.org en Yes, Detroit is still shrinking, but much more slowly http://michiganradio.org/post/yes-detroit-still-shrinking-much-more-slowly <p>Let's start with the good news from today's census numbers.</p><div><p></p><p>Michigan is growing overall, up to about 9.9 million people.</p><p></p><p>That's two straight years of growth for the state, a welcome uptick after seven years of declining population.</p><p></p><p>And some of that growth is in areas you might expect: Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and their suburbs.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit itself, however, is still shrinking. It's down 10,000 people from the previous year, with just under 689,000 people now.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:38:14 +0000 Kate Wells 17727 at http://michiganradio.org Yes, Detroit is still shrinking, but much more slowly Stateside: Higher education at the core of Michigan's revival http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-higher-education-core-michigans-revival <p>Creating cities with educated populations will play a large role in Michigan's revitalization.</p><p>Lou Glazer, President and co-founder of<a href="http://www.michiganfuture.org/about-michigan-future/michigan-future-team/"> Michigan Future Inc.</a>, says that globalization and technology are more powerful in creating a new Michigan than politics or policy.</p><p>“You have to be inventing what’s next," he said.</p><p>Glazer's new agenda aims to create a city in which talent wants to live.</p><p>To do so, he claims, there has to be a high population of college-educated citizens.</p><p>“The places that are doing the best... have a community DNA that values learning, entrepreneurship and being welcoming to all," said Glazer.</p><p>For more of Glazer's interview, listen to the audio above.</p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8746/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of the entire show</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8935/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of each segment</em></a></li></ul><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:20:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10601 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Higher education at the core of Michigan's revival Poll: Many local leaders say Mich. on wrong track http://michiganradio.org/post/poll-many-local-leaders-say-mich-wrong-track <p>After seeing lawmakers cut their funding and give financial managers sweeping new powers, half of local government leaders say they think Michigan is on the wrong track while a third saying it&#39;s headed in the right direction.</p><p>The survey released Thursday by The Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan also shows 37 percent give Gov. Rick Snyder a positive job rating while just 21 percent give that rating to the Legislature.</p><p>Eighty-six percent say their own governments are going in the right direction.</p><p>The biannual survey was conducted from April 18 to June 10 and is based on responses from 69 percent of the 1,856 local government units in Michigan. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 1.5 percentage points. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:21:45 +0000 The Associated Press 3605 at http://michiganradio.org