Regional Policy & Planning

Upjohn researchers monitor our immediate region in depth and examine broader urban and regional issues.

We analyze policies that affect industry sectors and regional collaboration. As part of our commitment to our own region, we also create economic forecasts, economic impact studies and policy studies of the economies of western Michigan.

The Institute also investigates how urban and regional labor markets work, from both the demand and the supply sides, and examine how public policy could improve local labor market outcomes. Because small business is crucial to economic development, especially in urban areas, we pay particular attention to the role of entrepreneurs.



All Research

Reviving distressed communities

September 16, 2020 · Research

Place-Based Strategies

September 14, 2020 · Research

Economic Conditions in Fostoria, Ohio

July 22, 2020 · Research

Automatic Stabilizers and Federal Aid to States

June 1, 2020 · Research Highlight

Housing policy crucial to stem coronavirus fallout

March 25, 2020 · Research Highlight
Five areas where policymakers should act quickly to address problems in the housing market