The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation hosted the first annual Innovate Michigan! Summit on Thursday, September 6th, 2012.
This was a full-day event featuring presentations on innovative economic development tools, models, policies, practices, student technical assistance projects and Michigan inventions. Download the event flyer.
Economic development practitioners, business leaders, finance providers, scholars, students, local and state government, and other community leaders learned about, discussed, influenced and shared new approaches to economic development in Michigan for the coming year of 2013.
Presentations and reports from the Summit can be found on the Completed Projects page.
|8:00-8:30am||Check in, Continental Breakfast|
|8:30-8:50am||Welcome - Rex LaMore (REI), Hiram Fitzgerald (MSU UOE), Jeanette Tamayo (EDA)|
|8:50-9:20am||Open||Opening Burst: Issues on the Table|
|9:30-10:15am||I||Microenterprise Development in Michigan: Assessing Coverage, Access and Outreach|
|9:30-10:15am||I||Detroit's St. Martha Community Center|
|9:30-10:15am||I||Internship Programs for Distressed Communities (Topic I, Topic II)|
|9:30-10:15am||I||CityHall Commons / WebPolis|
|10:25-11:10am||II||On-Site Technology Training for Small, Rural Michigan Businesses|
|10:25-11:10am||II||Small-Scale Urban Developers and Landlords as Agents of Real Estate-Led Economic Development|
|11:20am-12:05pm||III||Innovative Exporting Practices|
|11:20am-12:05pm||III||Culture and Arts District Designation|
|11:20am-12:05pm||III||Young Entrepreneurialism Programming|
|12:05-1:30pm||Lunch||Lunch, Keynote: Christina Keller, Cascade Engineering|
|1:30-1:50pm||Lunch||Mid-Day Burst: Issues to Innovations|
|1:55-2:40pm||IV||Open Educational Resources|
|1:55-2:40pm||IV||Food Innovation Districts|
|2:50-3:35pm||V||Building a Creative Services Incubator within a Community College: Lessons Learned|
|2:50-3:35pm||V||Alpena and Cheboygan Port Study|
|3:45-4:30pm||Close||Closing Burst: Innovations to Success - Jennifer Bruen (REI), Jeanette Tamayo (EDA), Rex LaMore, (REI)|