UM: Entrepreneurs

An article in Xconomy Detroit reports that despite a struggling economy and budget cuts, efforts at Michigan’s public universities to support entrepreneurs are still getting funded. The article quotes Tim Faley, managing director of the University of Michigan’s Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies: “Ten years ago when we were talking about competitiveness and that sort of thing and then you could talk about research. But now when the whole discussion centers around jobs, then research is too far out, the discussion is really what are you doing to help job creation. Entrepreneurship is a great thing for that.” [Source]