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Growing Michigan's Blue Economy

Grand Valley State University

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2013–December 31, 2014
  • Location Allendale, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

Michigan, the Great Lakes State, has the opportunity to be a leader in the blue economy, which involves a range of economic development activities aimed at using a region’s freshwater resources to generate jobs and wealth. The Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University, a leading water research institute, will lead an effort to document the current scope and future potential of blue economy activities in Michigan. The resulting report will be used to engage a range of stakeholders in discussions about the ways in which such economic development activities could be expanded and accelerated across the state.