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.”
March 11, 2015 | Randy Bell | Gathering was held day after Valentine’s Day, which provided the opportunity for local food lovers to gather on the University of Michigan campus to learn and share their enthusiasm.
March 10, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Professional development is an ongoing process that will help you control your own career and benefit your employer.
March 10, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Two free workshops will be offered by MSU Extension to discuss Community Food Systems and Food Hubs and how they can impact Northeast Michigan.
March 10, 2015 | Andy Hayes | Michigan Main Street Program, revitalizing our communities.
March 4, 2015 | Brad Neumann | Communities with zoning must regularly update their ordinance to reduce legal risk. The process for doing so is not difficult, but it is detailed and requires adopting an amending ordinance.
March 3, 2015 | Joanne Davidhizar | Direct farm marketers can start anew with tips for marketing, new crops, and commercial food product development by participating in the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up March 24.
February 24, 2015 | Brad Neumann | A statewide series of placemaking workshops delivered as part of the MIplace Partnership Initiative will help communities improve quality of life and economic prosperity.
February 20, 2015 | Mohamed Ayoub | Placemaking is proving to be a successful approach to urban planning by reviving cities from post-industrial decline and Detroit has many examples to share.
February 18, 2015 | Kaitlin Koch | The fourth annual All About Food: From Farm to Fork Conference attracted nearly 200 food systems stakeholders for educational sessions and delicious food.
February 11, 2015 | Brad Neumann | Solar energy systems are increasingly common around the nation. Local governments can help this technology expand through proactive planning and reasonable regulation.
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Date: Apr 1, 2015
Location: Dickinson County Library 401 Iron Mountain Street Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Date: Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 16, 2015
Location: Allegan District Library, 331 Hubbard Street, Allegan, MI 49010
Date: Apr 8, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Location: City Hall Chambers, 121 N. 4th Street, West Branch, MI 48661
- 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