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Howes: Detroit benefits from state's Big Three universities

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One university involved in URC has 340 programs and intiatives in Detroit.

 

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.

GUEST Daniel Howes, Detroit News business columnist

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