New Comprehensive Economic Recovery Initiative (CERI)

The Comprehensive Economic Recovery Initiative (CERI) was established in July 2020 to provide education, training, technical assistance, and research in partnership with hard hit communities and regions in Michigan. The CERI will partner with communities in Resiliency Planning, Financial Resiliency, Circular Economies, and Communications Infrastructure.

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CERI Outreach


REI & CCED’s Commitment to Equity

COVID-19: A Message from the Director of CCED

Innovation Conversations

Community Capital Investing

Innovation Conversations: Community Capital Investing with Angela Barbash

Community Benefits & Workers

Innovation Conversations: Community Benefits & Workers with Sam Butler


Innovation Conversations: Broadband with Mitch Shapiro

Help REI generate ideas for COVID-19 relief!

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REI Funds three types of projects:
Co-learning Plans, Student-Led/Faculty-Guided, and Co-Implementation Plans!

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Personal Finance with Matt Roling

June 2021

In this webinar, REI Research Assistant, Salena Thompson, interviews Matthew Roling; the executive director of the Office of Business Innovation at Wayne State University. This interview covers personal finance and Roling's 2020 SLFG project,...

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