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Meet the New REI Consultative Panelist

As experts, Consultative Panelists counsel and advise the REI University Center faculty and staff on the overall project objectives and scope of work, this includes the development and selection of Co-Learning Plans. 

Meghan Swain is the executive director of the Michigan Economic Developers Association. A professional, statewide association that empowers its members to drive positive economic growth in Michigan through advocacy, education, and networking. Previous to this role, Ms. Swain held executive-level, non-profit positions representing public health, emergency preparedness, early childhood development, and agriculture. She has extensive experience in public policy, government affairs, and non-profit management. Swain holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Davenport University, with emphasis on management, marketing, and finance, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. She serves as the president of the Fowlerville District Library and treasurer/fundraiser for the Fowlerville High School Alumni Association. 


Registration to Open Soon for the 2024 Innovate Michigan! Summit

´╗┐Save the date for the upcoming Innovate Michigan! Summit on Thursday, August 15th at the Kellogg Conference Center. At the Summit, you will have the opportunity to learn more about various REI projects that seek to co-create innovative economic development tools, models, policies, and practices, in distressed regions of the state. Check out this year's projects:

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