Discovering and applying new and innovative economic development tools, models, policies, and programs
Creating Jobs and Wealth in Distressed Michigan Communities

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Save the Date for the 2024 Innovate Michigan! Summit

The 13th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on Thursday, August 15th, 2024 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The Innovate Michigan! Summit features presentations on innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state. View the 2024 Project Series that will be presented at the summit.

Our Co-Host, the Michigan's Inventor's Coalition (MIC)

Michigan Inventors Coalition

The 12th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, happening on August 15th, brings together problem solvers, inventors, and entrepreneurs for a day full of networking, pitches, and education. Register for the 12th Annual Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo.

Ideas to Innovation

Help the MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation develop equitable economic development project ideas for 2025!

Have an idea for an equitable economic development project? Your innovative idea submission could be broad or focused and also anonymous if you choose. Your topical project ideas will inform our 2025 call for proposals that are most likely to create or retain jobs and/or businesses in economically distressed communities and regions of Michigan. You may submit as many topical ideas for projects as desired. Thank you for your thoughts and keep them coming!

Ideas to Innovation

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U.S. Economic Development Administration