The REI Innovation Fellows program was established in 2016 to tackle the tough economic development issues that our distressed communities of Michigan face every day by supporting Innovation Fellows. Innovation Fellows provide on-the-ground support and coordination to turn concepts into actions, and implement new economic development tools, models, and policies. Innovation Fellows, recruited by REI, its partners, Economic Development Districts (EDDs), and past Co-Learning Plan authors, will identify recommendations in past Co-Learning Plans to serve as current and practical information for local and state economic development practitioners and policymakers as they consider important decisions for Michigan communities and regions.
Doing Development Differently (D4)
Regional Director of Community Development with Networks Northwest
Co-founder and Executive Director of Detroit Community Wealth Fund
New Power Tour, Inc.
Women Who Weld
Michigan State University Quello Center
Dual CEO of 313 Industries, Inc. and Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC
The National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3)
Principal of DC Palmer LLC
Red Ink Flint
Sustainable Research Group
Chief Equity Development Officer for LEAP