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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!

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Innovate Michigan! Summit

REI's 4th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in East Lansing.

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#Ideas4MI

It's that time of year again! MSU REI is seeking your input about ways to revitalize and strengthen Michigan's economy. These ideas can be tools, models, policies, or programs that improve the lives and business opportunities in your community. Past ideas include local makerspaces, shared-use kitchens in Detroit, and youth entrepreneurship initiatives. Remember: No idea is too small! The smallest idea can help with the larger picture!

Based on these new, innovative, and creative ideas, the University Center for Regional Economic Innovation will commission authors to research idea and develop Co-Learning Plans to disseminate idea out through the REI Network to create a better Michigan.

Tweet your ideas using #Ideas4MI or submit them directly to us!

To see past stories, visit the News Archive.

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Placemaking and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects provide assistance to Michigan communities in completing local and regional development initiatives. These projects provide data analysis and technical assistance to communities that may not have the financial resources or time to complete projects without assistance. These projects do more than just help communities; they also build student confidence and provide students with the tools necessary to be successful later in their careers. But, most importantly, these projects create jobs, build a better quality of place, and build vibrant communities.

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Project Status

The 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on September 10th!

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Ideas reviewed and selected

Summer/Fall 2014

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Authors solicited

Fall 2014

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Timeline of REI Co-learning Plan Development

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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!

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