Mackinac Center ideas influence leaders, educators, and citizens through timely
publications, expert services, and educational programs.
Studies and Reports analyze critical issues and give thousands of state and local
government officials the research and ideas they need to improve education, the economy,
labor relations, and other policy areas.
Commentaries on Current Events impact millions of newspaper readers and thousands of
journalists and editors.
Books help educate thousands of readers in depth about the principles and benefits of
free markets and individual liberty.
Journals including the quarterly Michigan Privatization Report help over 10,000
Michigan elected officials provide higher quality government services at lower cost.
Radio Programs called Free Market Moments are Michigan's only radio broadcast
reaching thousands of listeners each week with principled free-market perspectives on
current policy topics.
The Resource Bank is a "free-market library" relied upon by thousands of law-
makers, leaders, citizens, and journalists for nonpartisan research and information on
hundreds of policy issues.
World Wide Web and Internet users have instant 24-hour access to hundreds of Center
studies and commentaries on dozens of policy topics. Interactive "Ask the
Economist" and "Ask the Debate Coach" services provide hundreds of college
and high school students timely answers to their economics and debate questions.
High School Debate Workshops draw hundreds of Michigan debate students and coaches from
dozens of high schools to hone their skills each fall at full-day Mackinac Center
workshops across the state.
High School Teacher Seminars allow teachers to earn college credit, gain new insights,
and learn fresh ways of teaching economics, government, and history.
Meetings for Policy Experts in the state capital bring together policy makers from the
House, Senate, and executive branch to share ideas and hear renowned speakers on current
Special Projects draw nationwide attention and highlight specific policies. Examples
include the popular Outrageous Law Competition and the innovative Right To Know Payroll Form.
Speaking Engagements by Center scholars inform and educate key audiences at association
gatherings, seminars, and conferences in Michigan and around the country.
Targeted Seminars help citizens, lawmakers, and professionals solve specific policy and
community problems. These events have provided training and insight to attorneys, clergy,
Media Interviews and News Events deliver Mackinac Center research and ideas to millions
of citizens. The Center is cited well over 1,000 times in print and hundreds of times on
radio and television each year.