Land Policy Institute, T.I.D.E.

The Land Policy Institute T.I.D.E. Website

Michigan State University researchers began working to discover the key factors in successful communities. From this research emerged an economic growth framework called T.I.D.E. – Talent-Innovation-Diversity-Environment. Subsequently, the MSU Land Policy Institute developed a growth model based in the TIDE framework for prosperity. The T.I.D.E. model was designed to use science-based information and tailor it to Michigan communities, both large and small.  The Land Policy Institute’s (LPI) mission is to resource policy makers at the federal, state, and local level with the science-based tools and solutions that help build a better quality of life, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment in ways that are fair to all.

The Cluster Mapping Project

The Cluster Mapping Project developed by Michael Porter, Harvard University, uses detailed county level data and statistical techniques to profile regional economies and their performance over time, with a special focus on clusters. Clusters are geographically concentrated groups of interconnected companies, universities, and related institutions that arise out of linkages or externalities across industries. Regions and clusters are analyzed at various geographic levels including states, economic areas, and metropolitan areas. 

Enabling the T.I.D.E. Cluster Mapping Project Tool

Artemis used GIS (geographical information system) which is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and displays geographic information for informing decision making.  GIS applications are tools that allow users to creative interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps and present the results of all these operations.