glue1GLUE (Great Lakes Urban Exchange) is a growing network of young leaders in cities who are devoted to the revitalization of cities around the Great Lakes mega-region.  GLUE was developed in the fall of 2007 as a forum for people to exchange stories, ideas, and best practices between otherwise isolated cities ranging from Buffalo to St. Louis to Minneapolis. The GLUE coalition, comprised of post-boomer urbanists located in the “rustbelt,” was founded to promote the power, aide in the positive transformation, and address the shared challenges of similarly-storied older industrial cities situated in the Great Lakes watershed.

nemw1The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a Washington-based, private, non-profit, and non-partisan research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states. Formed in the mid-1970s, it fulfills its mission by conducting research and analysis, developing and advancing innovative policy, providing evaluation of key federal programs, disseminating information, and highlighting sound economic and environmental technologies and practices.

The Institute is unique among policy centers because of its ties to Congress through the Northeast-Midwest Congressional and Senate Coalitions.


Buffalo State College Center for Economic and Policy Studies is an interdisciplinary center for inquiry and colloquy on policy challenges and policy options in Great Lakes urban regions.

The Center is directed by Bruce Fisher.

ppg1Partnership for the Public Good is a new “think and do tank” dedicated to providing research and advocacy support to a broad array of organizations who share a community oriented vision of a revitalized Greater Buffalo.

PPG’s goal is to support the work of its partners in three main areas: research: to bring academic and grass-roots organizations together to produce high-quality, objective research about pressing problems and solutions; advocacy: to support our partners’ advocacy efforts with technical assistance, networking, position statements, public testimony, media work, and work with elected officials; and communication: to enhance our partners’ communication with each other, the public, the media, and government with monthly forums, directories, informational bulletins, etc.


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