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The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development at Northern Michigan University will combine research, public service, education, and training to enhance the quality of life, support economic development and improve the delivery of services in the Upper Peninsula and surrounding region. The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development will work hand-in-hand with local government, non-profit and private sector leaders to develop innovative solutions to complex policy issues. The Center will also provide hands-on experiences for future leaders to prepare them for the challenges facing rural communities in the Upper Peninsula.

To contact the Center for Rural Community and Economic Development, e-mail rural@nmu.edu.

University Business Hours

University business hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. during the fall and winter semesters (late August through early May) and 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. during the summer (early May through late August). Northern Michigan University is located in the Eastern time zone.

Campus Location

The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development is located at 204 Jacobetti Center, on NMU's North Campus (north of Wright Street), about 1/4 mile north on Sugarloaf Avenue right across from Marquette's Tourist Park entrance. (campus map).

Mailing Address

Center for Rural Community and Economic Development
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855