EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Promotion of Cooperative Enterprises in Distressed Urban and Rural Communities (2014)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2014

Author: Edward Lorenz, Ph.D., Public Affairs Institute of Alma College


This Co-Learning Plan showed how Flint, Michigan has developed a unique program that brings together diverse community stakeholders to support youth entrepreneurship. It is targeted at educators, economic development professionals, and those interested in grassroots community initiatives.

Summit Presentation


Edward Lorenz, Ph.D.Edward Lorenz, Ph.D., Public Affairs Institute of Alma College

Edward Lorenz is a Reid-Knox Professor of History and Political Science at Alma College and Director of Public Affairs Institute at Alma. He earned a Ph.D. from University of Chicago focusing on the history of work and education related to work. Previously worked for the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development and the National Commission for Employment Policy. Author of Defining Global Justice: The History of U.S. International Labor Standards Policy (Notre Dame University Press, 2001) and Civic Empowerment in an Age of Corporate Greed (Michigan State University Press, 2012), winner of the State History Award of the Michigan Historical Society in 2012 and the Axiom Award in Business Ethics in 2013. He has also have contributed to Robert Richardson, ed., Building a Green Economy: Perspectives from Ecological Economics (Michigan State University Press, 2013).

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2014