REI Successes and Upcoming Events

April 1, 2015

REI would like to congratulate three-time Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project partner Steven Mankouche for being awarded a

2014-15 Project Year Status

January 1, 2015

REI would like to thank all of our 2015 Co-Learning Plan author applicants. We received a number of promising proposals and are excited to announce the selection of the following Co-Learning Plan authors and topics:

  • Marcus Jones,...

Calling for Co-Learning Plan Authors!

November 1, 2014

A new year is quickly approaching, and with it comes a new set of projects. Each year, REI funds up to 10 Co-Learning Plans which explore various tools, models, policies and practices that could improve Michigan's economy. Application for the...


July 1, 2014

We need you to submit your ideas to revitalize and strengthen Michigan's economy! These ideas can be tools, models, policies, or programs that improve the lives and business opportunities of those in...

MakerSpace Success Story

July 1, 2014

At REI, we have seen outstanding success from many of our Co-Learning Plans. Among the most notable is Cristina Benton's

Locavesting Leading to Prosperity in Michigan

April 1, 2014

Locavesting is a type of crowd-funding that has the potential to provide a local capital pool to support local and regional economic development. Through locavesting, research has been conducted that has shown that in order to have a successful...