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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The 2024 Innovate Michigan! Summit registration is now OPEN. This in-person Summit will be held on August 15th, 2024, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. The agenda includes invited keynote State Senator Mallory McMorrow, Economic and Community Development Chair. 


Join us for presentations surrounding innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state, including our 2024 Project Series. 


We would also like to hear from you AND your networks! Help the MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) develop equitable economic development project ideas for 2025. Your innovative idea submission could be broad or focused and 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. 


Please consider sharing the Ideas to Innovation Survey with your networks. We look forward to seeing you all at the Summit! If you have any questions, please email REI Coordinator, Jenan Jondy, directly at

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