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This report describes a preliminary version of an Upjohn Institute database that covers the economic development potential of different industries and occupations in Michigan’s regions. The MERIOD (Michigan Economic Region Industrial and Occupational Development) database surveys specialized industries and high-growth industries in each of the fifteen metro areas. It identifies export- based industries to the six-digit NAICS level and explores recent growth trends in these industries in both the Michigan metro area and at the national level.

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March 27, 2007


Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Subject Areas

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




Bartik, Timothy J., George A. Erickcek, and Wei-Jang Huang. 2007. "Industrial and Occupational Strengths and Potential in Michigan’s Economic Regions: A Description and Presentation of a New Database." Prepared for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.