Michigan’s University Research Corridor makes strong showing among eight leading U.S. research clusters

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) ranks high in a new measure that examines R&D spending, research commercialization, and talent production, according to a new Economic Impact Report released in January.

The URC – consisting of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University – ranked second in the Innovation Power Ranking when compared to seven other major university research clusters in six states, including well-known hubs such as North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, California’s Innovation Hubs and Massachusetts’ Route 128 Corridor.

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