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Western Governance and Policy

From booming Silicon Valley to remote mountain wilderness areas and small ranching communities, the West's diverse landscape encompasses important policy and economic development issues. The Center sponsors a number of research projects, conferences and forums to discuss these issues. 

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Bill Lane Center Public Opinion Polls

The Bill Lane Center for the American West, in collaboration with partners including the Hoover Institution, regularly conducts surveys of the general public in California and the West.

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Regional Engagement

For many in the West, local government shapes how individuals and communities interact and grow. From bicycle paths to clean drinking water, local government is responsible for most services that residents see and touch. The Center works to train the next generation of local leaders through student research opportunities, executive education and our City Manager's Initiative.