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Domicology Team Awarded Major State Grant to Develop Recycling Market Sector

 

The Domicology team at the CCED has been awarded a $600,000 state grant by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to develop the capabilities of Michigan's recycling sector. 

This grant will fund an analysis of Michigan's salvage and recycling sectors, identifying training and technical assistance needs of the diverse businesses salvaging, reusing, and reselling valuable structural materials. By conducting primary materials research and developing the circularity of the reuse economy, Domicology can help these salvage and reuse enterprises better manage challenging waste streams.

With this generous state funding, Domicology can help meet the training and technical assistance needs of this sector, developing relationships between the various salvage and reuse enterprises and working to reduce the amount of valuable structural materials ending up in Michigan's landfills. 

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    Regional Economic Innovation

    The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) is building a new economic development ecosystem by leveraging higher education assets to support the creation and application of innovative economic development strategies throughout Michigan.

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    Flint

    University Outreach and Engagement supports the development of partnerships between MSU researchers and the Flint Community. These partnerships combine scientific knowledge with community wisdom to address issues of concern as defined by the Flint community.

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    Community Partnerships

    The Center for Community and Economic Development creates, disseminates, and applies knowledge to improve the quality of life for people in distressed Michigan communities, by engaging in collaborative partnerships that result in mutual learning and applied methods.

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Featured Research

Domicology

Cities around the United States have been dealing with the significant problem of structural abandonment for decades. Whether due to economic decline, environmental disaster, or social unrest, structural abandonment has far-reaching negative consequences. More than 136 million tons of waste each year is generated in construction-related demolition and renovation projects. The Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development seeks to shift the current linear paradigm of the built environment to a cyclical one, in which a building's end of life is an integral part of the design and planning process. By re-envisioning our structures to maximize resource potential, we can build a more sustainable future for communities around the world.

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Lansing Area Particle Acceleration Cluster (LanPAC)

As of October 2017, The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) a grant to research and design a strategic plan that establishes particle acceleration and talent streams for future economic development efforts in the Greater Lansing region. As such, the MSU CCED team and The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) will provide an in-depth analysis and develop strategic guidance to local private sector leaders, economic development professionals, community planners, educators and other key stakeholders in the region on actions that are likely to increase the region's job creation, retention, and economic benefits from the unique Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) investment.

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Principles of Community Development

The Center for Community Economic Development seeks to advance MSU's land-grant mission by creating, applying, and disseminating valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning.

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