We want your #Ideas4MI

Do you have innovative ideas to improve Michigan's economy? Tweet them using #Ideas4MI or send them directly to us! The best ideas could turn into REI projects!

Submit your idea now!

New Videos

We've posted two great new videos! The first is on the Skills Gap and the second is on Small Business Technology.

2014 Conference

The 3rd annual Innovate Michigan! Summit was held on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

REI News

Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 4

The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit is only weeks away and registration is open! Some of the presentations at the Summit include Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Transparency and Accountability: A Consolidated TIF Database for Michigan, Community Based Investing: Crowdfunding and the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption, and Promotion of Cooperative Enterprises in Distressed Urban and Rural Communities, among many others! MSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. June Pierce Youatt, alongside CCED's Director, Dr. Rex LaMore, will offer opening remarks.

Dr. Ayleen Robainas Barcia will deliver the keynote on Revitalizing a Historic Downtown: A Cuban Tale, a discussion on the historic private enterprise zone being piloted in Old Havana and how it is helping to rebuild, revitalize and preserve the Old Centre of Havana.

Please visit our Innovate Michigan! Summit 2014 page for more details on the full day's schedule of events, and to register. See you there!

To see past stories, visit the News Archive.

New Videos Link

Skills Gap

This research focuses on the skills gap in the Michigan manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on how producer firms can play a role to address workforce development obstacles by collaborating with institutions and actors in their local supply chains and industrial clusters.

Small Business Technology

Connect Michigan has been leading the way to bring the economic and quality of life benefits of broadband to all Michigan residents. This Co-Learning Plan explores the opportunity for hands-on, on-site technology training for Michigan small businesses and suggests a model for local implementation.

Project Status

The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on September 4th!

Right Arrow Down Arrow

Ideas reviewed and selected

Summer/Fall 2013

Right Arrow Down Arrow

Authors solicited

Fall 2013

Right Arrow Down Arrow
Right Arrow Down Arrow

Timeline of REI Co-learning Plan Development

Get Involved

Are you interested in joining a digital community seeking to generate innovative ideas, tools, models, policies, and practices that can strengthen Michigan's economy? Join the REI Networks!

Do you have an idea for an innovative tool, model, or policy? Have you heard about an innovative local practice? Let us know!