The Economic Development Impact of Promise-type Programs. Dr. Janice Brown Executive Director, The Kalamazoo Promise Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams Visiting Scholar, W.E. Upjohn Institute June 25, 2009 * Presented at PromiseNet 2009, Denver. Our Goal Today:.
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Dr. Janice Brown
Executive Director, The Kalamazoo Promise
Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams
Visiting Scholar, W.E. Upjohn Institute
June 25, 2009
* Presented at PromiseNet 2009, Denver
Participants will hear about and discuss how Promise-type programs uniquely contribute to regional economic development.*
* This factor is what separates Promise-type programs from other scholarship approaches.
Universal (or near-universal)
Both factors must be present to signal an emphasis on economic development.
It is about students.
It is about economic development.
It is about the community.
It is about individuals, families, business, institutions and government.
It is about the alignment of the above.
The Kalamazoo Promise:Learning, Living, Working, and Thriving
* Critical factor is business demand for educated workers.
The first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, based on three years of research.
Published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2009.