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

Rent Control in California: Policy Review

September 3, 2021 · Research

Community Health Assessment: Kalamazoo

April 26, 2021 · Research

McCamly Plaza Economic Impact Report

April 23, 2021 · Research

Rethinking Tax Incentives

January 13, 2021 · Research

Have We Reached Foxconn Level 5?

October 13, 2020 · Research

Reforming Economic Development Incentives

October 13, 2020 · Research

Fiscal Impacts: A Literature Review

September 25, 2020 · Research