Tuesday, March 26, the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development is hosting a one-day seminar at the MSU Union titled "Re-Imagining Our Economic System". Academic experts from around the country will convene four panel discussions with the following topics:
What is the Economy For?
How has the current economic system succeeded and in what ways has it failed us?
What could a New Economy look like?
Where do we go from here to achieve greater balance between our economic, social, and environmental systems?
To learn more about this event and related events MSU is supporting, see the MSU CCED website.
Luke Forrest is Project Coordinator supporting the Center for 21st Century Communities. Contact him via email or Twitter.
Governing Magazine has announced its coming back to Michigan for another one day Leadership Forum. The event will take place on May 1 at the East Lansing Marriott Hotel and is free for all public sector and government employees.
This year's forum will feature interactive discussions on topics such as energy, infrastructure, finance, government operations, workforce strategy, technology and economic development. Also, a panel of Michigan mayors will discuss the vital role cities have to play in Michigan's recovery.
For more information and to register, visit the forum website.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.