Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Building a research corridor

One more post for the economically minded. Rick Weddle, the president and CEO of North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, spoke in Detroit last week about the chances of duplicating their economic success. Metromode interviewed Weddle about how Detroit can imitate North Carolina's success.

The University Research Corridor, a collaboration between Wayne State, Michigan State, and the University of Michigan, is one part of an effort to do just that. More crassly, it's also a money grab: the universities want to be funded separately from the other universities in the state so that they'll receive a greater share of appropriations.

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