Miami University Department of Regional Centers
The Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs engages in applied research, technical assistance services, training and education, and data base development in the areas of public management and capacity building, local government economic development and planning, and public program evaluation and policy research. The Center's activities are funded by external grants and contracts from a number of funding sources including the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, the Ohio Public Works Commission, the Rural University Program, and the Ohio Township Association, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. The Center's primary efforts are directed toward research and assistance to small/non-metropolitan cities, villages, townships, and counties. Center projects are initiated upon request from local governments or by Center staff as an ongoing program for various local governments in the region and statewide.