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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Person presenting at the 2019 Innovate Michigan! Summit.The MSU EDA REI University Center at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is committed to creating, applying, and disseminating valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning. To accomplish this mission, in March 2020 REI solicited for ideas and topics for new tools, models, policies and programs that could create jobs and businesses in Michigan. In our next step to create sustainable and equitable communities we invite you (The REI Network) to take the Ideas to Innovations Survey and rate the topics. Promising ideas could be in the 2021 Co-Learning Plan author solicitation, to be announced in fall 2020.

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To learn more about the REI process or about research and/or implementation of past projects/ideas/topics please click .  For more information please contact Ms. Jennifer Bruen at

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