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University Research Group Gives Boost To Michigan Economy

Feb 1, 2016

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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."

Michigan State University and Wayne State University are the other two schools that make up the research center.

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