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.
iLabs consulting-style research experience is open to students across campus. Applications are now accepted for the Winter 2021 term.
The annual eCities study recognizes 181 Michigan communities — including four standouts — developing a positive entrepreneurial climate.
Entrepreneurship is more than making business plans—it’s innovative thinking, creative strategy and more. To reflect the educational needs in this ever-changing process, the College of Business offers a certificate program and a new minor.
Eleven cross-campus teams competed for the opportunity to win $5,000 in prizes.
The communities were identified as part of the annual eCities study, conducted by iLabs, UM-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research.
Six communities across the state of Michigan have been identified for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to the annual eCities study.
Entrepreneurs wanted: 37 Michigan communities recognized for encouraging economic growth and development
Approved for take-off: Willow Run Airport generates more than $123 million in total economic impact, according to UM-Dearborn study
Encouraging entrepreneurship: iLabs’ eCities research recognizes 33 Michigan communities developing a positive entrepreneurial climate
UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes 52 Michigan communities developing a positive entrepreneurial climate