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  • Center for Economic Analysis

    Location:

    Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 88, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Economic Analysis provides timely, high quality research, data, and analysis that contributes to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource, and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the state economy. The CEA provides a number of services, including:

    • Economic Forecasts
    • Economic Policy Analyses
    • Demographic Profiles
    • Impact Assessments
    • Market Assessments
    • Tax Policy Impacts
    • Tourism Impacts
    • Needs and Poverty Assessments
  • Commissioner Demographics 2016 Report

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This research note summarizes key demographics for the commissioners based on data reported in the February 2016 membership directory published by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC),
    supplemented by information available on the commission websites, press releases, and other sources, including correspondence

  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research Spring Forum Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    • January 18, 2017
    • February 15, 2017
    • March 15, 2017
    • April 19, 2017

    Location:

    Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room, downtown Lansing, across from the Capitol Bldg. The address is 124 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The Forums are open to all who want to learn more about current issues being discussed in the policy arena. Each panelist will discuss their perspective before the forum opens to audience discourse. Attendees have an opportunity to contribute to the policy discussion.

  • IPU Onsite Training Programs

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities offers customized regulatory seminars, tutorials, and strategic planning, onsite at your location. Contact for your educational, professional-development, and planning needs. for your educational, professional-development, and planning needs.

  • Michigan Citizen Planner Program

    Dates:

    Please see current schedule at the website listed below

    Location:

    Offered in a classroom setting, online, or via video conferencing.  Please see current offerings at the website below.

     

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Extension Citizen Planner Program offers land use education for locally appointed and elected planning officials, and interested residents, throughout Michigan. This non-credit course leads to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. Advanced training through the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential is also available. The Citizen Planner Program is offered in a classroom or via video conference setting, or through a convenient self-paced opportunity called Citizen Planner Online.

  • Michigan Policy Network

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Michigan Policy Network is a student-led public education and research program to report and organize news and information about the political process surrounding Michigan state policy issues. It is run out of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, with participation by students from the College of Social Science, the College of Communication, and James Madison College.

  • Michigan Uniform Energy Code Training and Implementation Program

    Description:

    The Michigan Uniform Energy Code Training and Implementation Program was created by the School of Planning, Design & Construction at Michigan State University.  The curriculum is designed to assist home builders, architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and government officials in implementing and enforcing the energy code in the state of Michigan.  The purpose of this program is to increase understanding, improve compliance, reduce administrative time and costs, and to improve customer relationships among these groups.  The training programs are approved for Public Act 54 continuing education credits for building officials by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs through the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes.  Over 5,000 attendees and almost all State of Michigan Building Officials have received training through this program.

  • Planning & Zoning for Solar in Michigan: A Primer for Local Government (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 8, 2017 (Traverse City and East Lansing); November 13, 2017 (Vicksburg)

    Location:

    Traverse City - November 8

    Michigan WORKS! Service Center, 1209 S. Garfield Ave., Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49686

    East Lansing - November 8

    MSU Union - Room 50, 49 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Vicksburg - November 13, 5:30-8:30pm

    Vicksburg Library Heritage Room, 215 S. Michigan Ave., Vicksburg, MI 49097

    Description:

    In fall 2016, the Michigan legislature amended the Clean and Renewable Energy and Energy Waste Reduction Act (PA 295 of 2008) with passage of PA 342 of 2016 requiring electric providers to achieve a renewable energy credit portfolio of at least 15% by 2021. Additionally, the cost of electricity from solar has dropped by nearly 75% since 2009, and is expected to fall 66% further by 2040, by some accounts.

    With such events and trends, owners of large tracts of property in Michigan and local governments are seeing increased activity among solar energy developers exploring options for solar energy development. In response, Michigan State University Extension developed this training program for local government officials on planning and zoning for solar energy.

    This workshop is an opportunity for local government officials to learn about steps and considerations for planning and zoning for solar energy development.

  • Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities Workshop for Local Governement (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 18, 2017.  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Location:

    Galien American Legion Post 344, 402 N. Main Street, Galien, MI 49113

    Description:

    MSU Extension, in affiliation with the Planning & Zoning Center at MSU, is hosting a workshop that provides an opportunity for local government officials to learn about options in prohibiting or accepting and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, growing facilities, processing, product testing, and transport facilities. The workshop will cover:

    • The Overall Regulatory Framework.
    • Introduction to the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
    • Applications to Planning and Zoning.
    • Enforcement Issues.
    • State Authority on the Topic.
    • Options for how to Proceed.
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