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  • Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Location:

    370 North Business Complex, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The mission of the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is to advance and promote entrepreneurship at the Broad College of Business,  Michigan State University, and in the State of Michigan through research, education and outreach.

  • 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
  • Connecting Entrepreneurship Communities: A Multi-state Showcase (November 2020)

    Dates:

    November 9 - 13, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference is a community development initiative that brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, economic development professionals, decision makers, and community champions to strengthen and broaden regional entrepreneurial networks. Eight state University Extension teams are collaborating to offer a week-long virtual conference to be held Nov. 9-13 2020. In this first of its kind offering, the program development team is excited to offer participants an event that aims to:

     

    • Serve as a space to showcase the tools and resources available to support entrepreneurs.
    • Support entrepreneurial network development in local communities by providing participants with the opportunity to learn from each other and share best practices.
    • Build a network of people to access multi-state tools, knowledge and resources to support entrepreneurial ecosystem development.
    • Learn about specific tools and resources to implement in your community.
  • Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Web Site

    Description:

    The Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems websiteintroduces basic techniques that can be applied to analyze the economic viability of sustainable agricultural and food systems. The site aims to provide clear explanations of both how to do the analysis and what assumptions must be met. This site frequently relies on links to other good sites, both to explain these techniques and to provide helpful data and examples. The basic areas covered are:

    • Profitability Using Budgets
    • Environmental Indicators
    • Environmental Values
    • Marketing
    • Environment-Profit Trade-Offs
    • Business Planning
  • 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."

  • Growth Through Adaptive Reuse Online Modules

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    Community planners need to maximize the reuse of community assets when building and shaping their communities. There are three types of adaptive reuse that will be explored: greyfield, brownfield and historical. This module explores how communities can improve their economic future and save their green spaces, which are crucial to sustainable communities by revitalizing urban areas. Unit topics include:

    • Unit AR.1: Introduction to Reusing the Built Environment
    • Unit AR.2: Types of Reuse
    • Unit AR.3: Planning for Reuse
    • Unit AR.4: Brownfields: Environmental Contamination
  • Innovate Michigan! Summit: Online (September 2020)

    Dates:

    September 2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) organizes the Innovate Michigan! Summit, a conference that brings together economic experts and enthusiasts alike to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches to economic development and revitalization in the State of Michigan.

    The 9th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit and Michigan Inventors Coalition (MIC) will be held online in early September. The Innovate Michigan! Summit features presentations on innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state. Following the Summit, participants are invited to stroll the MIC Expo and network at the evening reception.

  • Master Citizen Planner Live Webinar Series (March - September 2020)

    Dates:

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on the following dates:

    March 19, April 16, May 21, June 25, July 16, September 17, 2020

    Location:

    Zoom Webinar

    Description:

    The 2020 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. Most of the webinars fall on the third Thursday in March, April, May, June (4th Thursday), July and September.  Webinars take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. All webinars will be recorded and sent to registrants.

  • Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a sustainability toolkit designed for planners, developers, community leaders, and the general public concerning the planning of future development in the Tri-County Area and how it impacts our health.  Specifically, it uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to help inform users why or why not a particular development should be built in a specific location.

  • New Economy 101: Fundamentals of the New Economy

    Description:

    This two-hour program describes how Michigan's present economic circumstances developed, and emphasizes that because Michigan has many assets there is good reason to be hopeful about our economic future. Thirteen actions Michigan could take to move the state forward are also presented.

  • New Economy 201: Place-Based Regional Economic Planning

    Description:

    This four-hour program focuses on a simple common vision and basic goals for prosperity; it describes in detail Michigan's critical assets and then identifies place-based strategies to help us create new prosperity on a regional basis.

  • New Economy 301: Strategies to Bridge the Gap

    Description:

    This six-hour (all day) program addresses detailed economic analyses that can be performed to help inform regional strategic growth plans and the key strategies necessary to implement those plans.

  • 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.

  • Project GREEEN Agricultural Research

    Location:

    109 Justin Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    Project GREEEN, Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative housed at Michigan State University, is a cooperative effort by plant-based commodity groups and businesses in cooperation with Michigan State University AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to advance Michigan’s economy through plant-based agriculture.  Project GREEEN has a three-pronged mission:

    • Develop research and educational programs in response to industry needs
    • Ensure and improve food safety
    • Protect and preserve the quality of the environment
  • Tourism Development Programs for District 4: Post COVID 19 Strategies (May 2020)

    Dates:

    May 8, 2020.  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Location:

    Registration Link: https://events.anr.msu.edu/MSUETOURISMD4/

    Description:

    This webinar will cover the significance of tourism in our region of Northern Michigan and programs available to strengthen small town tourism economies, including post-COVID-19 strategies for boosting tourism. The workshop will include a collaborative exercise to draw out innovations and successes and give participants an opportunity to discuss post-COVID19 strategies for tourism revitalization. In summary, this event is designed to highlight MSUE tourism programs available to communities, and share tourism innovation and successes from participants.

  • University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

    Location:

    1615 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912

    Description:

    The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is building a new economic development ecosystem, leveraging higher education assets to support the co-creation, co-application, and dissemination of innovative economic development strategies that promise to yield high-growth entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation throughout the state of Michigan!  At the wheel of the REI University Center Ecosystem is the REI Network, a responsive virtual community of over 800 members from the public and private sector that are engaged in strategic partnerships and collaborative learning.

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