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The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University provides expertise that helps decision-makers implement efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to economic, social, and information management issues.
CGS PRACTICE AREAS
- Association Management
- Community and Economic Development
- Workforce Development
- Health and Technology Engagement
- Data Visualization
- Public Management and Training
- Survey Research
CGS Recent Work
Policy Profiles June 2017: Unemployment, Labor Force Participation and The Illinois Work Force, the recent Policy Profiles issue, examines factors leading to the declining labor force participation rates, especially in rural Illinois, and their possible impact on the work force. It also explores ways to bolster the work force by attracting young adults and keeping experienced workers in the labor force longer.
Vol. 2 lllinois Municipal Policy Journal - Includes two articles by CGS research associates: one by Norman Walzer, Mim Evans and Michael Aquino about Downtown Development issues. The other is by Norman Walzer about Community Supported Enterprises as a Local Investment Strategy.
Vol. 1 lllinois Municipal Policy Journal - Includes two articles by CGS research associates: one by Cory Poris Plasch and Norman Walzer on shared services. The other by Shannon Sohl, Andy Blanke and Norman Walzer on determinants of unrestricted net reserves in Illinois municipalities.
"Think Globally/Eat Locally" - Video
Community Supported Enterprises - Report
Community Supported Enterprises - Executive Summary
Current CGS Events2018 Midwest Leadership Institute
Plan now to attend the 2018 Midwest Leadership Institute March 19-23, 2018. Designed for local government professionals, including chief administrative officers, assistants and department heads, MLI covers a broad array of topics. Registration is now open.
Registration for the 2017-2018 Civic Leadership Academy is open. Plan to attend one or more of the workshops offered. For more information, visit the CLA Page.
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