Michigan State University
The Evidence Based Computer Center Deployment project proposes to expand 84 existing library computer centers and establish four new public computer centers that serve 15 underserved counties with high unemployment rates. The sites were selected by targeting vulnerable population areas and then focusing on those libraries with the greatest need for additional computing capacity. The project expects to add 500 new workstations at public computer centers throughout the state, serving nearly 13,000 additional users per week. The project involves major state government programs including the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Michigan Works! Association for job retraining, and local and county government programs to expand training and business support services.