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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Apply for the REI 2023 Co-Learning Plan opportunity to receive funding for the development of community-based and/or statewide innovative economic tools, models, strategies, policies, or practices in Michigan! REI is also seeking dedicated individuals to apply to the Innovation Fellows (IF) Program. IFs incorporate tools, models, and policies identified in Co-Learning Plans (and/or NEW innovation as well) into practice in communities around Michigan. The Innovation Fellows program was established in 2016 to attract and support top champions in communities and organizations to tackle the tough economic development issues that our distressed communities face every day. Innovation Fellows provide on-the-ground support and coordination to move concepts to actions, implementing new economic development tools, models, and policies. Fellowships are funded through a competitive process and can be awarded up to $10,000. Visit the REI application page for more information about all opportunities and to apply. Applications are due December 12, 2022. Please contact Jenan Jondy at for any questions you may have. 

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