EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects Announced

Posted Monday, May 2, 2016

To date, Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have generated $58,391,800 in public and private investment in the state! REI would like to thank all of the students and faculty who have worked so hard to achieve these results!

With that success in mind, REI is excited to announce its Spring and Summer 2016 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects! The projects are chosen through a competitive application process and take place all around the state, with a goal of identifying areas of deficiency and developing strategies for improvement.

BLVD Harambee Business Model (Madonna University)

Establish a business model and framework for a community bike shop to be run by BLVD-Harambee, a non-profit youth mentorship organization led by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah.

Genesee County Material Recovery Facility Feasibility Study (Michigan State University)

To reduce the overall amount of waste in Genesee County, this project will examine the feasibility of establishing a regional recycling facility in the area.

The Southend District: Vision Plan and Economic Development Strategy (Michigan State University)

By creating a vision plan and economic development strategy for the Dix-Vernor Corridor, the City of Dearborn will be able to take advantage of planning and redevelopment efforts to improve the Dix-Vernor District.

Net Zero Energy Hybridized Infrastructure Implementation Project (Lawrence Technological University)

The Studio [Ci] sw[LAB] NZE Prototype will create a new Hybridized Ecosystem - an Energy Farm/Outdoor Classroom (EF/OC) for a Detroit public school and surrounding neighborhood.