LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The head of Domino's Pizza says Michigan needs to invest more in higher education to better compete with states like North Carolina.
Domino's President and CEO J. Patrick Doyle told a Business Leaders for Michigan summit on higher education Monday that the two states are similar in population, personal income, joblessness, the size of their state budgets and the number of people they have in prison or college.
But while Michigan spend $1.1 billion annually on higher education, North Carolina spends $2.5 billion.
Doyle says the result is Michigan students spend nearly $20,000 more in tuition and fees for a four-year degree, a cost that's discouraging some people from attending college.
The half-day seminar is looking at how higher education can spark economic growth in Michigan.