University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

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

REI Update for July 6, 2012

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



Co-learning Plans and Student Feasibility Study webinars are in progress! Look for announcements about their availability in the next few weeks on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Our next webinar is July 17, Microenterprise Development in Michigan.

Recorded webinars coming soon to

  • Food Innovation Districts - Michelle Leppek, Kristie Sieloff, Sara Lucas, Matt McCauley, and Katharine Colasonti
  • St. Martha's Community Vision - Michael French and Melina McIntosh
  • Innovation Brokering - Deborah Groban Olson (Center for Community Based Enterprise)

Save the Date!

Save the Date

Please mark your calendar for our REI Innovate Michigan! Summit, September 6, 2012 at the Kellogg Center, 219 South Harrison Road in East Lansing. More details and online registration will be made available mid July. Notifications will be sent on our Twitter, LinkedIn, and via email. 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 and reviewing the co-learning plans and webinars. The reports will be presented on Thursday, September 6th at the Innovate Michigan! Summit.

Project Timeline

Recognition of Social Media Participants

Special recognition to some of our most recent Twitter and LinkedIn followers:

  • Stubbs Consulting
  • EconDevToday
  • Mayor Bobby Hopewell, Kalamazoo
  • Leslie Smith, President and CEO of Tech Town
  • Tim Nelson, President of Northwestern Michigan College
  • Cheryl Danley, Academic Specialist, C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University

Social Media

We're thrilled to have gained more than 200 Twitter followers and 140 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