University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

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

REI Update for December, 2014

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Call for Co-Learning Plan Authors Deadline Extended!

REI is still accepting applications to participate in next year's Co-Learning Plan series! The application deadline has been extended to December 22, 2014 on selected topics. Apply now!

A new year is quickly approaching, and with it comes a new set of projects. Each year, REI funds up to 10 Co-Learning Plans (at up to $8,000 each) which explore various tools, models, policies and practices that could improve Michigan's economy. To learn more about each topic click the below links:

Thank you to those applicants that met the original deadline of December 5, 2014. Please note that we are no longer accepting new applications for the following topics: 3. Ecotourism, 5. Ex-Offenders, and 9. Other.

Upcoming Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Spring Projects

Muskegon County: Blight Elimination

This project will identify properties for blight elimination and green space, identify zoning strategies, create place-making plans, and identify planning objectives for long-term community stabilization.

Lawrence Technological University: Detroit Public Schools

This project will teach the generative Net Zero Energy (NZE) infrastructure design and the economic transformation of a distressed urban community at Detroit Public Schools.


Watch these informative and exciting videos about innovative economic development work being done across the state!

Michael Forysth

Happy Holidays to our Wonderful Network!

The REI University Center team would like to wish the entire REI Network happy holidays and a great New Year!

Social Media and Listserv

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach over 1,500 followers on our Twitter feed, nearly 400 members on our LinkedIn group, and over 700 on this ListServ.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

U.S. Economic Development Administration