Rex LaMore

Rex  LaMore
  • Director
  • Center for Community and Economic Development
  • Urban and Regional Planning Program



Rex LaMore is director of Michigan State University’s Center for Community Economic Development and a member of the faculty of the Urban and Regional Planning Program. Dr. LaMore has over 35 years of experience in community and economic development and has focused his career on the unique challenges of revitalizing distressed communities and policies and practices related to promoting equitable and sustainable development.


  • Private property abandonment
  • Arts and culture in entrepreneurial creative capacity
  • Sustainability in community planning and development