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.”
September 11, 2014 | Andy Hayes | If a company asks you today “Where can I set up shop in your community?” are you prepared to answer? Knowing your communities’ available sites and amenities is essential for growth.
September 11, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Crowdfunding is the new way for entrepreneurs to get funding and investors to find new ventures.
September 11, 2014 | Duke Elsner | The 2014 wine grape crop is short, but wineries will still have a good inventory on hand for the coming sales year.
September 11, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Research surveys of Michigan tasting room visitors and Midwestern wine drinkers indicate low awareness and positive acceptance of cold hardy grape varietals.
September 10, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Third annual paddling event draws out record numbers to Michigan’s national water trail in St. Clair County.
September 10, 2014 | Glenn Pape | Getting the form built right is the basis of five positive principles that create safe neighborhoods.
September 10, 2014 | Glenn Pape | Attracting cyclists can have economic benefits for a community but it needs to be safe for cyclists.
September 8, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Connecting local hops with a local brewery allows participants to have a deeper connection to their local food systems.
September 4, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to display your passion, innovation, resourcefulness and risk-taking traits in an interview.
August 29, 2014 | William V. Hendrian | Are you stressed out at work? Are you stressed out about your finances? The two areas may be related and your employer may be taking note.
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Date: Sep 16, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
Location: Allegan County MI Works!, 3255 - 122nd Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010
Date: Sep 16, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014
Location: Kent County MSU Extension OIffice, 775 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Date: Sep 19, 2014
Location: Belgiumtown Restaurant, W4346 Belgiumtown Rd Stephenson, MI 49887
- 4-H Capacity Building for Youth Development Programs
- Clean Marinas
- Cooperative Development Program
- Greenways and Water Trails
- Habitat Restoration
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Michigan Citizen Planner
- Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Prosperity Initiative
- Waterfront Smart Growth