The Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs engages in applied public policy and management research, technical assistance services, training and education, and database development in the areas of public management and capacity building, local government economic development, planning, and public program evaluation and policy research. The Center’s primary efforts are directed
toward research and assistance to small/non-metropolitan cities,
villages, townships, and counties. Center projects are initiated
upon request from local governments or by Center staff as an ongoing
program for various local governments in the region and statewide.