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Moving Michigan Forward: partnerships, places and progress. Be a part of the
on Friday, April 8, 2011

Federal Funding Opportunities

New Economy Places Webinar (recorded webinar from 6/1/10 is now available)

Regional Indicator Systems: An Overview and List of Indicators (Download or Stream a recording of this webinar)

Michigan Must Stop Hoping for Auto Growth That's Not Coming (Detroit Free Press, 3/14/2010)

PAL Grantee Convening

Put new industries in old places, not old industries in new places. That's how to grow the economy according to a group of land use advocates. Michigan Now's Chris McCarus has the story. Click here to listen. (3MB; MP3 file)

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White House Memo on Place-based Policies (September 2009)


Winter 2010 (PDF)

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MSU Land Policy Institute

Center for Michigan

Michigan Future

Michigan Now

Developing the D

Farm to School Program

Furthering Regional Collaboration in West Michigan

Grand Vision to Grand Action

Greater Lansing Asset-Based
Economic Development Initiative

Millennial Mayors Congress

Northeast Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance

Southwest Michigan
Regional Collaboration

Strengthening the
Great Waters

The PAL vision for Michigan’s future is one shared by businesses, researchers, and thought leaders. Together, we are planning a Michigan that will have a key role in the new knowledge-based economy. Michigan is poised to provide a uniquely beautiful home for New Economy growth by applying strategic planning and smart policies that focus on what we must have to succeed. Together, we must focus on six key Pillars for Prosperity that will serve as a foundation for Michigan’s future.

Successful regions in Michigan have organized themselves around one objective—to plan for the kind of growth that would make them good places to live, work, and play. Working together with Michigan’s universities, the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute, and Public Sector Consultants Inc., PAL is providing technical assistance and funding planning initiatives in regions that have demonstrated the leadership to make change.

Land Use Summit 2011