E. LANSING (WWJ) – Michigan State University has received $915,000 grant from the federal government to think up new ways to create jobs in the area.
Under the project, faculty and students will work with local and regional governments to improve and document economic development practices.
Rex Lamore is the director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at MSU:
“What we really need to think about as we compete in the 21st century and the global economy are new ways that we can create jobs and help businesses form in our community,” said Lamore.
Lamore says that access and use of the internet will be critical to global competition during this century.
He says older ideas–such as tax abatements–just don’t cut it any longer.