University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development & U.S. Economic Development Administration

REI Update for May, 2014

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Missed a Webinar?

If you missed a webinar, don't fret! Check out our Webinar Series page for recordings of all past presentations.

Project Updates

The Summer 2014 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have been selected! Congratulations to:

  • Rita Fields, Madonna University
  • Charles M. Nelson, Michigan State University
  • Betty Dennis, Western Michigan University
  • Samantha Farr, University of Michigan

We would also like to congratulate the Michigan State University practicum students on successifully completing their final projects!

Current Events

Last week, REI staff attended the Chicago Region EDA University Center Showcase at the University of Minnesota. Below is a list of other University Centers that participated in the event:

Save the Date

The fourth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will be held on September 4th, 2014 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Attendees will hear from a variety of Co-learning Plan Authors about new innovative economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, and will also learn about the latest student-led, faculty-guided economic development projects. Gain a more complete view of the economic development climate in Michigan and the driving forces behind it! The 2014 Summit page has a list of our partners and some of the topics that attendees will hear about.

REI Network

We would like to welcome the newest additions to the REI Network:

  • Hope Lovell
  • Kate Redman

Social Media and Listserv

Join our network on LinkedIn; discussions are posted weekly on various topics affecting our region! Want to learn more about the new Red Wings arena in Detroit and how it is being funded? Want to hear how the State plans to fix our roads?

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach nearly 1,000 followers on our Twitter feed, over 360 members on our LinkedIn group, and over 700 on this ListServ.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

U.S. Economic Development Administration