A Database for Measuring Industrial and Occupational Strengths and Potential in Michigan’s Economic Regions

Project Dates

11/13/2006 - 06/30/2008


Researchers developed a database that included analysis of each of Michigan's economic region's industrial strengths and potential strengths in different "export-base industries." The MERIOD (Michigan Economic Region Industrial and Occupational Development) database surveyed specialized industries and high-growth industries in each of the fifteen metro areas. It identified export-based industries to the six-digit NAICS level and explored recent growth trends in these industries in both the Michigan metro area and at the national level. These data and analyses provided MEDC (Michigan Economic Development Corporation) and regional economic developers in Michigan with insight into potential industry targets for better informed policy decisions.


Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Subject Area

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Job skills and standards