EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation


REI "Storymap" Now Available

Thursday, June 22, 2017

REI has revisited past projects and highlighted the continued successes from projects through ESRI's web-based Storymap software

REI Announces 2017 Innovation Fellows

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We have two exciting Innovation Fellow projects currently in motion: Samantha Farr with "Women Who Weld" and Bill Stough with "Sustainable Research Group."

2017 REI Projects Across Michigan

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

At REI, we're always looking for innovative ideas and dedicated individuals to spur economic growth, create jobs, and research new development tools, models, policies and practices in Michigan, and we've certainly found a few innovative ideas and dedicated individuals for our 2017 Co-Learning Plans, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects, and Innovation Fellows Program!

Apply to the 2017 Innovation Fellows Program

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

REI decided on a New Year's Resolution: Research isn't always enough - so let's take more action!

REI Extends Deadline for CLP Applications

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Extended Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

REI Seeking 2017 Authors!

Friday, November 18, 2016

A new year is fast approaching, and REI is seeking authors for another round of Co-Learning Plans!

EDA Continues Support for REI

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In September, the U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development a $2.06 million, five-year University Center grant.

Fifth Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit Success

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

REI would like to thank everyone who attended the 5th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7th.

Fifth Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit Announced

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The REI University Center will hold its fifth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7. Past years have seen more than 150 attendees from all over the state, including economic developers, entrepreneurs, business developers, and academics, as well as members of state and federal government.

Makerspaces: Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

Monday, June 6, 2016

REI has supported four projects that studied makerspaces in communities across Michigan, and recently published a video highlighting makerspaces in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, and Northville.

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects Announced

Monday, May 2, 2016

To date, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have generated $58,391,800 in public and private investment in the state!

Economic, Community Development Initiative in Flint

Thursday, March 31, 2016

In 2015, REI launched a new effort aimed at improving Michigan's economy: A Co-Implementation Plan in Flint.

2016 Co-Learning Plan Series Announced

Thursday, March 3, 2016

REI would like to thank everyone who applied to be a Co-Learning Plan author for their interest in collaboration and in improving Michigan's economy. After reviewing the applications submitted, REI has selected six Co-Learning Plan topics for its fifth round of funding.

Success Through Investment

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project has resulted in a $600,000 planning grant for future development of the Mt. Elliott Corridor!

2016 Call for Co-Learning Plan Authors

Monday, November 9, 2015

Are you interested in helping identify new methods to improve Michigan's economy? Apply to be a Co-Learning Plan Author today, and you could get that opportunity! Applications for the 2016 Co-Learning Plan series are now available.

Summit Success

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

REI would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 10.

Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 10

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit is only a few weeks away and registration is still open!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's that time of year again! MSU REI is seeking your input about ways to revitalize and strengthen Michigan's economy.

Flint Co-Implementation Initiative

Monday, June 1, 2015

REI is excited to announce a new co-implementation initiative with previous Co-Learning Plan authors and the Flint community.

Latino Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

Friday, May 1, 2015

REI is excited to announce a new collaborative initiative with the Julian Samora Research Institute, the Latino Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (LEDI).

REI Successes and Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

REI would like to congratulate three-time Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project partner Steven Mankouche for being awarded a Kresge Innovative Project grant from the Kresge Foundation!

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects and Webinars

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Our Spring 2015 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects are nearing completion!

2014-15 Project Year Status

Thursday, January 1, 2015

REI would like to thank all of our 2015 Co-Learning Plan author applicants.

Calling for Co-Learning Plan Authors!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A new year is quickly approaching, and with it comes a new set of projects.

Ideas Matter!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The REI University Center will be holding an Idea-Generating Event on Wednesday, November 12, from 12:30 to 1:30pm at the Michigan State University Creativity Exploratory in 307 Linton Hall.

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