2023 Call for REI Projects Now Open!

The MSU U.S. EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) funds several types of projects: Co-Learning Plan Projects, researched and written by professionals; Co-Implementation Plans, led by Innovation Fellows; and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Technical Assistance projects, researched and written by student teams at Michigan universities and colleges.

REI is "calling" for authors and experts to research and develop Co-Learning Plans on economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices. The REI University Center has identified the following topical areas for possible Co-Learning Plans of 2023. These include: 1) Clean Energy Economies of Michigan, 2) Defining Equitable Economic Development in Your Region or the State, 3) Circular Economies of Michigan, 4) Blight and Deconstruction within Michigan, 5) Michigan Planning Organizations Leveraging the Planning Process Together for Greater Impacts, and 6) Other.

Learn more about all opportunities or submit an application for a Co-Learning Plan.

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Ideas for Innovation Survey

In order to prepare for the upcoming year, REI needs your help to decide what topics to solicit Co-Learning Plan authors for. Your topical project ideas will inform our 2024 call for proposals that are most likely to create or retain jobs and/or businesses in economically distressed communities and regions of Michigan. Have an idea for an equitable economic development project? Submit it below!

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Projects

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

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