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Construction Of Broadband In The Eastern Upper Peninsula Of Michigan: Estimates Of Economic Impacts, Jim Robey May 2021

Construction Of Broadband In The Eastern Upper Peninsula Of Michigan: Estimates Of Economic Impacts, Jim Robey

Reports

The Merit Network, in support of a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant application, asked the Regional and Economic Planning Services Team at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (Upjohn) to estimate the economic impact of building and maintaining more than 70 miles of broadband infrastructure in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The region for estimating economic impacts is referred to as the eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) and the region includes Luce, Chippewa, and Mackinac counties. The estimates for constructing the broadband infrastructure are reported for the period 2021 to 2023 and include labor as well ...


Community Health Assessment: Kalamazoo, Kathleen Bolter, Jim Robey, Gerrit Anderson Apr 2021

Community Health Assessment: Kalamazoo, Kathleen Bolter, Jim Robey, Gerrit Anderson

Reports

No abstract provided.


Community Health Assessment: Van Buren County, Kathleen Bolter, Jim Robey, Gerrit Anderson Apr 2021

Community Health Assessment: Van Buren County, Kathleen Bolter, Jim Robey, Gerrit Anderson

Reports

No abstract provided.


Impact Estimates For Fort Custer Multi-Tenant Industrial Space, Jim Robey Apr 2021

Impact Estimates For Fort Custer Multi-Tenant Industrial Space, Jim Robey

Reports

In support of a grant application to be submitted to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) asked the Regional and Economic Planning Services Team at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (Upjohn) to estimate the economic impact of the building and operations of a multi-tenant industrial incubator in Battle Creek, Michigan.


Workforce And Demographic Profile Of Berrien, Cass, And Van Buren Counties, Jim Robey Apr 2021

Workforce And Demographic Profile Of Berrien, Cass, And Van Buren Counties, Jim Robey

Reports

The Whirlpool Corporation, located in Benton Harbor Charter Township, asked the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research to develop a dashboard of indicators portraying the current and future (where possible) “economic” health of the region.


Mccamly Plaza Economic Impact Report, Jim Robey Apr 2021

Mccamly Plaza Economic Impact Report, Jim Robey

Reports

In August of 2020, leadership at Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) requested that the Regional and Economic Planning Services Team at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (Upjohn) create a set of estimates for the renovation and operation of the McCamly Plaza Hotel and Plaza located in downtown Battle Creek.


Impact Estimates For The Freshwater Center, Jim Robey Apr 2021

Impact Estimates For The Freshwater Center, Jim Robey

Reports

Lake Superior State University, in support of a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant application, asked the Regional and Economic Planning Services Team at the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (Upjohn) to estimate the economic impact of building and operating the Freshwater Center (Center) in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


Healthy Aging Of Older Adults In Lansing, Michigan, Sarah Kavanagh Mar 2021

Healthy Aging Of Older Adults In Lansing, Michigan, Sarah Kavanagh

Selected Social Change Portfolios in Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation

Goal Statement: This prevention project aims to increase awareness of the mental health issues that impact older adults in the Lansing area and identify healthy aging measures to prevent future mental health issues within the elder population to keep this demographic out of long-term psychiatric care facilities.

Significant Findings: The older adult demographic is growing and becoming more diverse (Kampfe, 2015). Older adults will outnumber children under 18 for the first time in United States history by the year 2034 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2019). Individual and community risk factors and increasing discrimination, ageism, and isolation pose a greater risk ...


Albion Through Malleable Eyes: The Great Migration, Urban Renewal And Missed Opportunities, Demetrius R. Goodale Dec 2020

Albion Through Malleable Eyes: The Great Migration, Urban Renewal And Missed Opportunities, Demetrius R. Goodale

Master's Theses

Albion, Michigan’s African American community built a robust, diverse, and thriving city in the early 20th century. Jobs were plentiful and wages allowed for healthy communities to sprout up across the city’s landscape. During this period Albion’s overall population more than doubled, and its African American community grew exponentially over the course of six decades. However, for many in the African American community, societal and economic gains were overshadowed by a crippling shortage in viable housing options. Albion’s African American community experienced limited options to help remedy the community’s housing challenges. These limitations were due ...


Michigan Sex Offender Registry: Implications And Effects, Heather Damuth Dec 2020

Michigan Sex Offender Registry: Implications And Effects, Heather Damuth

Honors Projects

This paper discusses the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) and the ways that it affects offenders, the public, and society. It also discusses the conveniences and the challenges in relation to the SORA including discussions about public safety, and offender rights. The impacts on offenders, victims, and the general public are also discussed. The research was done through the Grand Valley State University Library, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Michigan Legislation. Sources were examined and combined to form an integrative research paper about the sex offender registry in Michigan.


The Promise Landscape In Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams Oct 2020

The Promise Landscape In Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams

Presentations

No abstract provided.


Estimating The Economic Impacts Of Gull Lake View Golf Club And Resort, Jim Robey, Stephen Biddle, Claudette Robey, Marie Holler, Brian Pittelko, Kathleen Bolter Jul 2020

Estimating The Economic Impacts Of Gull Lake View Golf Club And Resort, Jim Robey, Stephen Biddle, Claudette Robey, Marie Holler, Brian Pittelko, Kathleen Bolter

Reports

Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort, located in Augusta, Michigan, operates several golf courses in the greater Kalamazoo region. A significant portion of its clients is not only from outside the region, but also outside the state of Michigan. Along with golf operations, Gull Lake View offers lodging, spa services, eating and drinking establishments, and meetings, weddings, and other events. The Resort wanted to better understand from where outside the region its patrons come and the economic impact resulting from the activities generated by these patrons.


The Economic Impact Of The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Mep), 2018, Jim Robey, Kathleen Bolter Jul 2020

The Economic Impact Of The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Mep), 2018, Jim Robey, Kathleen Bolter

Reports

Analyses of the overall effect of individual state Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) projects on corresponding states' economies for the year 2018.


Capturing Quarantine: Student Pandemic Experience Journal, Gabby Watkins Jul 2020

Capturing Quarantine: Student Pandemic Experience Journal, Gabby Watkins

Public History Journals

Journal submitted from the first Public History 2020 summer session class at Columbia College Chicago reflecting on aspects of the global pandemic from the student perspective.


Capturing Quarantine: Student Pandemic Experience Journal, Taylor Koski Jul 2020

Capturing Quarantine: Student Pandemic Experience Journal, Taylor Koski

Public History Journals

Journal submitted from the first Public History 2020 summer session class at Columbia College Chicago reflecting on aspects of the global pandemic from the student perspective.


Environmental Injustice: Examining How The New York Times Frames The Flint Water Crisis, Mark Congdon Jr., Quang Ngo, Evan Young Mar 2020

Environmental Injustice: Examining How The New York Times Frames The Flint Water Crisis, Mark Congdon Jr., Quang Ngo, Evan Young

Communication, Media & The Arts Faculty Publications

Perceived as one of the current environmental controversies in the United States, the Flint water crisis represents a case of environmental injustice and has attracted public attention and scrutiny. Among mainstream news media outlets, The New York Times is the newspaper that has intensively published news stories addressing the issue. Using qualitative frame analysis as the method, the researchers examined the way in which The New York Times framed the Flint water crisis from when a federal state of emergency was declared in 2016 to the one-year anniversary of this declaration. Examining how the Flint water crisis is framed in ...


Strengths Of The Social Safety Net In The Great Recession : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance And Unemployment Insurance, Christopher J. O'Leary, David Walter Stevens, Stephen A. Wandner, Michael Wiseman Oct 2019

Strengths Of The Social Safety Net In The Great Recession : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance And Unemployment Insurance, Christopher J. O'Leary, David Walter Stevens, Stephen A. Wandner, Michael Wiseman

Christopher J. O'Leary

The contributors in this book use administrative data from six states from before, during, and after the Great Recession to gauge the degree to which Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) interacted. They also recommend ways that the program policies could be altered to better serve those suffering hardship as a result of future economic downturns.


Individual Training Accounts And Nonstandard Work Arrangements, Randall W. Eberts Oct 2019

Individual Training Accounts And Nonstandard Work Arrangements, Randall W. Eberts

Randall W. Eberts

This paper was commissioned by the Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD) to describe the use of Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and under its predecessor the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Particular interest is in the use of ITAs by WIOA participants from nonstandard work arrangements. The study provides detailed information about the use of ITAs by participants of the two adult programs under WIOA, Disadvantaged Adult Programs and Dislocated Worker Programs, and in two states, Michigan and Washington. Information for the WIOA programs is gathered and analyzed from the public-use version of ...


Strengths Of The Social Safety Net In The Great Recession: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance And Unemployment Insurance, Christopher J. O'Leary, Editor, David Walter Stevens, Editor, Stephen A. Wandner, Editor, Michael Wiseman, Editor Aug 2019

Strengths Of The Social Safety Net In The Great Recession: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance And Unemployment Insurance, Christopher J. O'Leary, Editor, David Walter Stevens, Editor, Stephen A. Wandner, Editor, Michael Wiseman, Editor

Upjohn Press

The contributors in this book use administrative data from six states from before, during, and after the Great Recession to gauge the degree to which Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) interacted. They also recommend ways that the program policies could be altered to better serve those suffering hardship as a result of future economic downturns.


Individual Training Accounts And Nonstandard Work Arrangements, Randall W. Eberts Aug 2019

Individual Training Accounts And Nonstandard Work Arrangements, Randall W. Eberts

Upjohn Institute Technical Reports

This paper was commissioned by the Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD) to describe the use of Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and under its predecessor the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Particular interest is in the use of ITAs by WIOA participants from nonstandard work arrangements. The study provides detailed information about the use of ITAs by participants of the two adult programs under WIOA, Disadvantaged Adult Programs and Dislocated Worker Programs, and in two states, Michigan and Washington. Information for the WIOA programs is gathered and analyzed from the public-use version of ...


Analysis Of An Inner City Community College And Public School District: The City Of Highland Park District Project, Abdelkhalek Elagamy Jun 2019

Analysis Of An Inner City Community College And Public School District: The City Of Highland Park District Project, Abdelkhalek Elagamy

Augsburg Honors Review

Highland Park, Michigan, is a city rich with twentieth century history, from the automobile revolution of Henry Ford to the historic landmarks that early immigrants created in wake of the elusive and lucrative American Dream. However, Highland Park is a city today that is characterized by extreme poverty, unemployment, and crime. The City of Highland Park District project is a sociological approach to the study of a selected inner city district in the United States, which was the City of Highland Park, Michigan. This research study is comprised of two sections of detailed analysis regarding the effects of inner city ...


Bilingual Family Literacy Programming In West Michigan: Points Of Alignment And Disconnect Among Learners, Instructors, And Local Partners, Thomas J. Rogers Apr 2019

Bilingual Family Literacy Programming In West Michigan: Points Of Alignment And Disconnect Among Learners, Instructors, And Local Partners, Thomas J. Rogers

Masters Theses

This research explores the beliefs and experiences of stakeholders in a family literacy program through the Literacy Center of West Michigan and Head Start for Kent County. The program is currently developing a curriculum to improve outcomes for learner specific goals. Therefore, one motivation behind this research is to analyze the goals, needs, and understandings for the multiple stakeholders within the program. On a national scale, there exists a need to better define the goals of family literacy programming in general. Points of alignment and disconnect for the participants in this study reflect realities that extend beyond the program at ...


Embodied Control: Biopolitics In The Water Crisis Of Flint, Mi And Appalachian Coal, Sarah Wheeler Jan 2019

Embodied Control: Biopolitics In The Water Crisis Of Flint, Mi And Appalachian Coal, Sarah Wheeler

Occam's Razor

Flint, Michigan still doesn't have clean water or safe pipes. On the border between West Virginia and Pennsylvania, a coal ash pond called Little Blue Run has been leaking toxic metals into nearby streams for four decades (Patterson, 2018). While these two regions differ in their location and history, similarities can be contextualized and understood based on class, race, state sanctioned water contamination, the exploitation of natural resources, and environmental crimes. Given the factors at work when water crises occur, it is crucial to recognize the United States' practice of knowingly poisoning their citizens, to draw parallels between the ...


Bruce, Paula (Fa 1224), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Bruce, Paula (Fa 1224), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1224. Student folk studies project titled: “Collection Project on Games and Songs,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk games and songs in Warren County, Kentucky , Michigan, and Miami, Florida. Sheets may include a brief description of a folk game, song, joke, text classification, informant’s name, age, and address.


M.S.N. Student Impacts Michigan Community With Health Equity, Mark D. Weinstein Oct 2018

M.S.N. Student Impacts Michigan Community With Health Equity, Mark D. Weinstein

News Releases

Friendly neighbors, thriving school districts, low crime rates and location might be on most American’s checklists when they’re house hunting. But many residents in Kent County, Michigan, cannot afford to be this selective.


Legacies Of Industrial Contamination: Voices Of Resistance In White Lake, Michigan, Elizabeth A. Revord Jan 2018

Legacies Of Industrial Contamination: Voices Of Resistance In White Lake, Michigan, Elizabeth A. Revord

HSU theses and projects

This research presents a case study of resistance to contamination from three large chemical plants by activists in the communities of Montague and Whitehall located on White Lake, Michigan. Although clean-up efforts have met state and federal guidelines for brownfield and Superfund sites, the people and community of White Lake have continued to be vigilant regarding environmental protection and harbor many concerns regarding their future and redevelopment of sites that are likely still contaminated.

The connection to place and sense of community that the residents of White Lake honor is the foundation of their resistance. Using data collected from semi-structured ...


Impact Of Highway Work Zones On Traffic Crashes: A Case Study In Michigan, Qadri Hafez Shaheen Jan 2018

Impact Of Highway Work Zones On Traffic Crashes: A Case Study In Michigan, Qadri Hafez Shaheen

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Infrastructure in the US is severely aged and outdated. This presents a seemingly paradoxical problem in the field of construction management: In order to fix and make roads and highways more safe, construction zones must become inherently less safe in the process. There is a high cost to taxpayers and drivers, as work zones experience a significant amount of crashes and fatalities each year. To mitigate some of the factors that contribute to these crashes, this paper attempts to deliver guidelines on how to update relevant crash data, identify relevant factors, and create recommendations accordingly. The research focused particularly on ...


A Longitudinal Study Of Prenatal Care And Prenatal Outcomes Of Women In Foster Care Across Michigan Counties, Jianrattanasawat Dec 2017

A Longitudinal Study Of Prenatal Care And Prenatal Outcomes Of Women In Foster Care Across Michigan Counties, Jianrattanasawat

Master's Theses

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, at any given time, there are approximately 13,000 youth in foster care throughout Michigan. This study used secondary data of linked child welfare case records and State of Michigan Medicaid claims from January 1, 2009 to September 30, 2012 to research the effects of individual, foster care and spatial characteristics experienced by 307 women that became pregnant and delivered while still enrolled in foster care in Michigan on their prenatal care and prenatal outcomes. While, the majority of the analyses resulted in insignificant relationships, significant differences between foster care ...


Phragmites Removal Increases Property Values In Michigan’S Lower Grand River Watershed, Paul Isely, Erik E. Nordman, Shaun Howard, Richard Bowman Sep 2017

Phragmites Removal Increases Property Values In Michigan’S Lower Grand River Watershed, Paul Isely, Erik E. Nordman, Shaun Howard, Richard Bowman

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

The presence of Phragmites australis, an invasive wetland plant, negatively affects coastal property values and home prices rise with distance from Phragmites. Home prices increased as distance to Phragmites increased at a rate of $3.90/meter. Removing Phragmites from a property so that the next closest Phragmites was 400 m away results in a property value increase of over $1,500. Removing all Phragmites within 400 m of any property results in a total property value impact of $837,000. This generates about $13,457-$15,121 in additional property taxes each year once the prices and taxes adjust ...


Seidelman, Charles Allen (Fa 1049), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Seidelman, Charles Allen (Fa 1049), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1049. Student folk studies project titled: “A General Interest Survey of the Dutch in America,” which includes interviews and survey sheets with brief descriptions of Dutch folk practices in Okaloosa County, Florida, in Sioux County, Iowa, in Van Buren County, Michigan, and in Whatcom County, Washington. Sheets may include the recipe, song, belief, motif index number, and informant’s name.