EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
2014-15 Project Year Status
REI would like to thank all of our 2015 Co-Learning Plan author applicants. We received a number of promising proposals and are excited to announce the selection of the following Co-Learning Plan authors and topics:
- Marcus Jones, Detroit Training Center – Employer-Led Training Programs
- Eric Frederick, Connect Michigan – Publicly-Operated Telework Facilities (Other)
- George Berghorn, Ph.D, Berghorn Group/Green Prisons – Ex-Offenders and Entrepreneurial Force for Local Economies
- Scott Jordan, Ph.D, Northern Michigan University – Michigan's Ecotourism Economy
We look forward to working with these authors towards bettering Michigan's economy.
Two Student-Led Faculty-Guided Projects have also been selected for Spring 2015: A generative NZE infrastructure project with Lawrence Technological University and a blight elimination and zoning strategy project with the Muskegon County Land Bank Authority.
REI is also excited to announce a new initiative this year - the funding of 2-4 Co-Implementation Plans in distressed cities in Michigan. Plans will be based around past Co-Learning Plan topics.