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 2023 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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2022 Project Series

This year REI has two Innovation Fellow projects, two Co-Learning Plan projects, and four Student-Led, Faculty-Guided projects. Six of these projects are a part of our 11th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit focusing on innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state. The 11th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on August 18th, 2022.

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REI & CCED’s Commitment to Equity

COVID-19: A Message from the Director of CCED

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

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