Education a path up for SE Michigan

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Only a significant rise in education levels can change the dynamics of Southeastern Michigan, according to a new report issued by the council of governments. Dramatic losses of wealth and employment in the domestic auto industry are structural, not cyclical. Read more.

You can download the report from this page.

This report offers little new in what we have known about the domestic auto industry. These manufacturers are not organized to compete effectively in the U.S. market. Their cost structures are too high and inflexible. Their product design cycles are still too long. And their internal organizations are not geared to world class levels of learning, flexibility and adaptation.

A good quote from the article: "People in general don't understand how dramatically the job picture is changing,"

Here is another perspective: Michigan's economic future may be tied to higher education funding

posted by Ed Morrison |

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