It was the Cherry Commission Report on Higher Education in Michigan, released in 2004, that rang the alarm bell for many of this state’s economic leaders. The commission, led by then Lt. Gov. John Cherry, released findings that showed Michigan had fallen dangerously behind in the race to higher education.
The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development is set among Michigan State University’s verdant fields and farms just south of main campus. As part of the Eli Broad College of Business and Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, the Henry Center delivers non-credit, non-degree, executive education and corporate learning programs to professionals throughout the state, nation and world.
Of the many choices available to those in Greater Lansing seeking to advance professionally, there is one choice that may be considered by some as a stand-out: Spring Arbor University (SAU). Recently, SAU was ranked #66 by U.S. News and World Report in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges Regional Universities (Midwest ranking), as one of the best.
Spotting a help wanted sign across mid-Michigan the past 36 months has been a tough job in itself. However, HRU Technical Resources, Inc., a Lansing-based jobs contractor, has plastered openings all over job boards like Monster and CareerBuilder during that same period.
Sandy Rich knows a thing or two about people. In fact, it’s sort of been her business over the past 24+ years. U.S. Metro Economies released a report recently that indicates by December 2014, over half of all U.S. metro areas will have returned to their previous peak employment levels. “That’s very good news for Greater Lansing,” Rich says.
It appears there is a silver lining around the dark cloud that is Michigan’s unemployment sector, as Manpower, a locally headquartered employment services company, is working hard at getting Lansing’s unemployed back to work.