University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development & U.S. Economic Development Administration

REI Update for June 1, 2012

Please join our LinkedIn group and follow @MSU_REI on Twitter.



Check back in a few weeks at for MSU Student Feasibility Study Webinars. Announcements will go out over the next few weeks on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. You can read the reports and view the presentations on the Current Projects page.

Save the Date!

Save the Date

Join us on Thursday, September 6, 2012 for our REI Innovate Michigan! Summit at the Kellogg Center, 55 South Harrison Road in East Lansing. To learn more about the summit, visit the Events page at Have questions? Feel free to contact us at 517-353-9555 or

Project Status

We are presently in the process of developing co-learning plans and webinars. The reports will be presented on Thursday, September 6th at the Innovate Michigan! Summit.

Project Timeline

Author Recognition

Thank you to all of our co-learning plan authors:

  • Victoria Bennett - Student Creative Services Business Incubator
  • Charlie Cavell - Internship Programs in Distressed Communities: Pay It Forward
  • Eric Frederick - Small Business Hands-On Broadband and Tech Training in Rural Michigan
  • John Kaczynski - Internship Programs in Distressed Communities
  • Rayman Mohamed, Ph.D. - Small Scale Urban Developers and Landlords as Agents of Real Estate-Led Economic Development
  • Deborah Olson - Innovation Brokering
  • Joel Rash - Entrepreneurial Youth Programming
  • J.D. Snyder - Exporter Networking
  • Steve Weiland, Ph.D. - Open Educational Resources

Social Media

We're thrilled to have gained more than 150 Twitter followers and nearly 100 members in our LinkedIn group. If you haven't already, we would love for you to join us. Feel free to use both networks as avenues for discussing economic development issues across the state, upcoming events and REI's work.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

U.S. Economic Development Administration