HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University is known for both its engineering and environmental know-how and its resources. Add to that the School of Business and Economics, the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) and a campus-wide commitment to multidisciplinary work, and you have just what the US Environmental Protection Agency is looking for.

The EPA has named Michigan Tech the new home of its Region 5 environmental finance center, a recognition that comes with a six-year grant of up to $5.6 million. EPA Region 5 covers Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

An EPA team will be at Tech to conduct a site visit later this week.

The new EPA center is one of 10 locations in the country. The center will help local municipalities and governments find better ways to maintain their infrastructure while minimizing their impact on the environment.

(Information Courtesy of Michigan Tech University)