University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

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

REI Update for July, 2014

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Innovative Ideas Needed

REI supports the identification and development of Co-Learning Plans based on innovative economic development tools, models, policies and practices. We are looking for new ideas for the next round of plans - if you have an innovative idea, submit it here, and it could become a Co-Learning Plan in 2015!

2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit

Register Now for the 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit

Innovate Michigan! Summit, September 4, 2014, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
  • What: Learn, share, and create innovative economic development ideas for tools, models, policies, and programs.
  • When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:00am (Registration at 8:30).
  • Where: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI

Michigan Inventors Coalition EXPO 14

The Michigan Inventors Coalition will be hosting their EXPO 14 on Thursday, September 4th, as well. To learn more and to register, click here.

Now Soliciting for Fall Semester Student Projects

The REI University Center is currently soliciting student-led faculty-guided projects for the fall semester of 2014 from our Higher Education network. These projects leverage Michigan's higher education resources to help distressed cities and regions while also educating students about techniques and ideas in the field of economic development. To learn more or to apply for funding, visit the Submit an Application page.

Upcoming Webinars

Also, check out this compilation video from last year's webinars.

REI Network

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

  • Patrick Beal
  • Jennifer Carroll
  • Sandra Carolan
  • Mark Hitchcock
  • Nathan Seither

Social Media and Listserv

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach nearly 1,100 followers on our Twitter feed, over 370 members on our LinkedIn group, and over 700 on this ListServ.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

U.S. Economic Development Administration