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University presidents' op-ed highlighting URC's economic impact published by Detroit News
February 4, 2013
Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour, along with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman wrote an op-ed about the influence of the University Research Corridor (URC) on the state's economy. "At a time when Michigan's leaders are working hard to guarantee they're getting the best return on the public's tax dollars, a recent study shows that Michigan's University Research Corridor is a good place to invest. For every dollar the state invested in the three URC universities - Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University - it saw $17 in economic benefits in fiscal year 2010-11, according to the report by Anderson Economic Group in East Lansing. That added up to $15.5 billion in economic impact statewide."