The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research — iLabs — is housed within the University’s College of Business. iLabs, a research institute established in 2006, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate, entrepreneurial, and institutional innovation and its impact on economic development.
You put a lot of effort and time into it. ... For a student who is curious about market research, it’s a great opportunity.
To strengthen community partnerships and help students gain experience, College of Business initiatives continue to support local businesses throughout COVID changes and help entrepreneurs succeed.
Through a partnership with Dearborn’s Downtown Development Authorities and the City of Dearborn, UM-Dearborn’s iLabs conducted research exploring how local businesses pivoted to weather the pandemic. Read the takeaways.
Researchers focused on the five-year changes in property values, community assets, tax rates and cost of doing business within the community.