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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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

REI & CCED’s Commitment to Equity

COVID-19: A Message from the Director of CCED

Call for 2021 Co-Learning Plan Authors and Innovation Fellows

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Applications are due on November 20th, 2020 for Co-Learning Plan Authors and November 23rd, 2020 for Innovation Fellows. Click the link below for more information and to apply!

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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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