EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
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!
REI decided on a New Year's Resolution: Research isn't always enough - so let's take more action!
Extended Application Deadline: January 20, 2017
A new year is fast approaching, and REI is seeking authors for another round of Co-Learning Plans!
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.
REI would like to thank everyone who attended the 5th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7th.
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.
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.
To date, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have generated $58,391,800 in public and private investment in the state!
In 2015, REI launched a new effort aimed at improving Michigan's economy: A Co-Implementation Plan in Flint.
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.
A Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project has resulted in a $600,000 planning grant for future development of the Mt. Elliott Corridor!
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.
REI would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 10.
The 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit is only a few weeks away and registration is still open!
It's that time of year again! MSU REI is seeking your input about ways to revitalize and strengthen Michigan's economy.
REI is excited to announce a new co-implementation initiative with previous Co-Learning Plan authors and the Flint community.
REI is excited to announce a new collaborative initiative with the Julian Samora Research Institute, the Latino Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (LEDI).
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!
Our Spring 2015 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects are nearing completion!
REI would like to thank all of our 2015 Co-Learning Plan author applicants.
A new year is quickly approaching, and with it comes a new set of projects.
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.
REI would like to thank everyone who supported and attended the 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit on September 4.
The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit is only weeks away and registration is open!