Research is at the core of CLOSUP's mission. We believe research about and with state and local governments can inform policy on key issues and helps strengthen our democracy’s foundation at its grassroots.
We leverage the deep knowledge across the University of Michigan to foster and occasionally sponsor new research projects.
Then we bring that knowledge to bear, to help drive positive change in communities.
The COVID-19 crisis, combined with the ongoing municipal funding challenges in Michigan, will require an even greater effort on behalf of local officials and administrators to quickly assess resources, respond to changing policies and legislation, and develop the tools and insights to maintain sustainable operations and budgets.”