Great Plains Public Policy Institute

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The Great Plains Public Policy Institute (GPPPI) is a free-market think tank based in South Dakota. The Institute's stated mission is "to formulate and promote free enterprise solutions to public policy problems based on the principles of individual responsibility, limited government, privatization and traditional American values."[1] The GPPPI is a member of the State Policy Network (SPN).[2]

Activity

The Great Plains Institute is organized around three centers, according to the group's website:[3]

  • Center of Enterprise & Opportunity (CEO): To make recommendations for eliminating governmental, regulatory and political barriers to entrepreneurial initiative and free trade.
  • Center for Environmental & Regulatory Reform (CERR): To promote the approach to environmental issues that emphasizes markets, property rights and individual incentives as a strategy for safeguarding the environment.
  • Center for Education Reform (CEF): To explore and promote education reform strategies.

The organization appears to consist of CEO Ron Williamson and a P.O. box. Its only tax filing available is from 2007. The phone number provided on the organizational website is Ron Williamson's personal phone number and the majority of the research was published by Williamson. Despite all of this, the State Policy Network has the Great Plains Public Policy Institute listed as an active member.[2]

Core Financials

2007:[4]
Total Revenue: $32,625
Total Expenses: $13,625
Total Assets: $96,375

Personnel

Board of Directors

As of April 2013:[5]

  • Max Gonzenbach, Chairman
  • Ron Williamson, President and CEO
  • Dr. Stuart Dorsey
  • Craig Lawrence
  • Rudy Nef
  • Doug Loon
  • Pat Wingen

Contact Details

EIN: 31-1634551

Great Plains Public Policy Institute
P.O. Box 88138
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: (605) 334-9400
E-mail: contact@greatplainsppi.org

Resources and Articles

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References

  1. Great Plains Public Policy Institute. About the Institute, organizational website, accessed December 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 State Policy Network, Great Plains Public Policy Institute, organizational website, accessed August 30, 2016.
  3. Great Plains Public Policy Institute, About Us, organizational website, accessed August 30, 2016.
  4. Great Plains Public Policy Institute, 2007 IRS Form 990, Internal Revenue Service, January 7, 2008.
  5. Great Plains Public Policy Institute, Board of Directors, organizational website, accessed August 30, 2016.