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  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • Master Citizen Planner Webinar Series (2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Zoom Webinar

    Description:

    The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom Webinar, MSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

  • Placemaking Assessment Tool

    Location:

    Online: http://landpolicy.msu.edu/resources/placemaking_assessment_tool 

    Description:

    The Land Policy Institute has released a Placemaking Assessment Tool (PAT) that will continue to help communities develop quality places that are attractive and functional in Michigan.  The purpose of placemaking is to create quality places where people want to live, work, play, learn and visit. Effective placemaking creates or restores a higher quality living environment in key parts of a community through urban development or redevelopment and provides a wider range of living, transportation, entertainment, recreation and related options to existing and new residents in (and visitors to) communities.

  • Understanding Tourism for Michigan Communities (January, March 2018)

    Dates:

    • January 9, 2018. 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • March 20, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location:

    • January 9, 2018: Cabela's Conference Room, 110 Cabelas Blvd. East, Dundee, Michigan 48131
    • March 20, 2018: Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

    Description:

    Workshop Objectives include:

    • To demonstrate the magnitude and significance of the tourism industry
    • To expose communities to relevant tourism trends and travelers’ interests
    • To provide a facilitated, open forum for innovative and collaborative exchange for developing tourism across your region
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