“Michigan is experiencing its longest–ever period of sustained economic growth, but because of a web of policy factors, local governments are not reaping the benefits,” according to Tom Ivacko, interim director of CLOSUP.
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The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) conducts, supports and fosters applied academic research to inform local, state, and urban policy issues. CLOSUP functions as an information resource for policymakers and practitioners, academics, students, the media, and the public. CLOSUP works to foster effective communication between academic researchers, stakeholders, and policymakers dealing with today's state, local, and urban policy challenges. CLOSUP also facilitates student learning and engagement with today’s critical policy issues.