The University Research Corridor alliance, which includes the University of Michigan, had a big economic impact in our state in 2014.
$17.5 billion is what the corridor contributed to Michigan through payroll, good services, and construction it used for research.
Jeff Mason, executive director of the corridor, says a good portion of that was used in Washtenaw County.
"In the region around Ann Arbor, it's about $5.8 billion that is going into that region."
— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org