EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Fifth Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit Success
REI would like to thank everyone who attended the 5th Annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Wednesday, September 7th. The event was very successful with more than 100 attendees. REI was very fortunate to receive an opening statement from Senator Gary Peters, and to host Johnathan M. Holifield as the keynote speaker, who spoke on inclusive economic development.
The overall response to the Summit from attendees was positive, with one response being: "It's a wonderful opportunity to be involved in practical learning experiences." All of the presentations were excellent, the most popular-rated presentations in each session were: Flint City Pop-Up, North Flint Healthy Food Initiative, and Assessment of the Role and Funding of Michigan Regions.
If you attended the Summit and have not completed an evaluation yet, please do so here.