Outdoor growing facility

The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development at Northern Michigan University, created in 2007-08, annually provides financial support for projects that are designed to enable faculty and students to apply their knowledge and expertise while addressing needs of the community and organizations.  Proposals are accepted from NMU faculty or a student(s) under the supervision of an NMU faculty member.

Current Project

Upper Peninsula Economic Development Data Collection & Marketing Project - PI Dr. Jennifer James-Mesloh.  Student Co-Principal Investigators: PS: 545 Community Development -Masters in Public Administration Program. 

Community Partners: LSCP and UPCDC

Train the Trainer, experiential education - PI Dr. Mitchell Klett and Dr. Carl Wozniak with Graduate Researcher Andrew Mills. 

Community Partners: North Star Academy

Marquette County Oral Health Literacy Project - PI Dr. Kristi Robinia with BSN Student Nurses: Taryn Gleason, Sharron Patron. 

Community Partners: AMCAB and Marquette Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Erika Tyler, DDS

Past Projects

An Analysis of Community Development and Opportunities at K.I. Sawyer former Air Force Base - Professor Teresa Bertossi, with students Adam Magnuson and Luke Gray.  Community Partners: Community Hand-UP, Lisa Johnson

Survey of homelessness in the Upper Peninsula - Dr. Cornell DeJong and Dr. Timothy Hilton

Economic impact of local food systems in the Upper Peninsula - Dr. Steve Nelson (Political Science and Public Administration)

Western Marquette County District Library Survey - Professor Steven Nelson and student Rachel Rutherford of NMU's Political Science and Public Administration Department.