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The deadline to submit your proposals for the MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation's 2024 projects is fast approaching – Friday, December 8th, 2023. 


Learn more about the types of projects REI supports, here


REI is seeking authors and experts to develop Co-Learning Plans centered on various economic development strategies. These funded research projects will offer valuable insights and recommendations to aid local and state economic development professionals and policymakers, with the ultimate goal of benefiting Michigan's distressed regions.


The focus areas for 2024 Co-Learning Plans include Sustainable Infrastructure, Equitable Economic Development, Investing in Michigan Business, Effective Referrals and Collaborations, Circular Economies, and Other. 


For application details, visit, If you are unsure if your project is a strong fit for this year's call, please reach out to Jenan Jondy, REI Project Coordinator at or call 517-353-9555.


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