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Howes: Detroit benefits from state's Big Three universities

Jun 10, 2016

 

University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University are putting traditional rivalries aside to pour some brain power and expertise into Detroit.

Combined, these schools create the University Research Corridor (URC). They use their expertise to lead research and innovation within Southeast Michigan.

URC’s new research project, “Engaging Detroit,” looks at how the universities are supporting the city. Last year alone, they created $958 million worth of economic activity in Detroit.

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Daniel Howes, Detroit News business columnist