Economic Impact of Oaklawn Hospital Operations on the City of Marshall, Michigan and Calhoun County

Project Dates

08/06/2010 - 11/01/2010


The Upjohn Institute estimated the economic impact of the Oaklawn Hospital's operations on the City of Marshall and Calhoun County, Michigan. The report provided estimates on the employment, income and population impact of Oaklawn Hospital on the city of Marshall and Calhoun County. Researchers offered a historical analysis showing the growing importance of the hospital to the City of Marshall's economy by reexamining its economic "footprint" in the city in 1997 and 2002. During this period, the city's manufacturing sector suffered substantial declines while employment at the hospital grew. The report included a literature review on studies that examine the importance of hospitals to the general health, vitality, and livability of small towns. Finally, researchers provided a forecast of the hospital's future economic impact on the city if it is able to grow at its expected rate.


Oaklawn Hospital

Subject Area

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning