Citizens Research Council President Eric Lupher discusses Michigan’s population growth challenges

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Growing Michigan Together Council, unveiled during the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference, is taking a bold bipartisan approach to address the state’s key challenges. Comprised of experts from various fields, the council’s overarching goal is to devise strategies that will bolster Michigan’s population and economy with a focus on Pre-K-12 education, higher education, infrastructure, jobs, talent, and overall societal well-being.
A report released by the nonpartisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan found that Michigan has trailed behind other states in population growth for 50 years and this trajectory is projected to continue, if not worsen through 2050.
Eric Lupher, president of the Citizens Research Council, joins host Tim Skubic and panelists Kyle Melinn, news editor at MIRS Newsletter, Detroit Free Press political reporter Clara Hendrickson, and Bridge Michigan reporter Jonathan Oosting on “Off the Record” to discuss the governor’s Growing Michigan Together Council and Michigan’s population challenges.

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