EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

February 2019 News

Posted Monday, February 4, 2019

REI would like to thank all those who submitted a proposal to be a part of the 2019 Project Series. We received several very promising applications. After a review by our Consultative Panel, we are happy to introduce one Innovation Fellow and six Co-Learning Plans.

2019 Innovation Fellow

  • Norman Christopher (Private Consultant): Community and Resident Social Investment Strategies for Economic Development

2019 Co-Learning Plans

  • Energy Co-op Broadband Networks: Connecting Rural Americans to 21st Century Economic Opportunity, Mitchell Shapiro, Private Consultant
  • Marrying Community Benefits and Development Practice, Sam Butler, Doing Development Differently in Detroit (D4)
  • City of Adrian Opportunity Zone Development, Mary ZumBrunnen and Chris Miller, City of Adrian
  • Translating Smart City Manager Knowledge, John Monberg, MSU Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
  • Integration of Online Market Place and Main Street in Michigan Communities: Driver Impacts and Policy Implications, Peilei Fan, MSU School of Urban Planning and Design
  • Pathways for Lifecycle Building Practices: Material Reuse in Tiny Home Construction, Michael Moreno-Beals and Nathaniel Hooper, Private Consultants

For more information on these and other projects, please visit our Current and Completed Projects pages!