EDA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR Regional Economic Innovation
EDA University Center for
A network bringing innovative ideas into action for Michigan
* U.S. Economic Development Administration
In order to prepare for the upcoming year, REI needs your help to decide what topics to solicit Co-Learning Plan authors for. Please take our survey to consider several potential topics and rate how likely each is to create or retain jobs and/or businesses in economically distressed communities or regions of Michigan.
This year REI has two Innovation Fellow projects, four Co-Learning Plan projects, and six Student-Led, Faculty-Guided projects. Ten of these projects were a part of our 10th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit focusing on innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state.
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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REI Funds three types of projects:
Co-learning Plans, Student-Led/Faculty-Guided, and Co-Implementation Plans!