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The Floyd Institute for Public Policy and Analysis was created to provide students with an opportunity to apply skills they gain in public policy and research methods courses to significant questions of public policy at the national, state or local levels.

The Floyd Institute comprises the Center for Opinion Research, the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, and the Local Economy Center.

The Floyd Institute will support each year two or more workshops in public policy analysis, the publication of worthy policy analysis papers of interest to a wider community, visit of notable scholars, professionals, and political leaders who can enrich the college's workshops and courses in public policy, and at least one summit of college and community leaders to address community issues and research questions of mutual interest.