University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

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

REI Update for July and August 2013

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Innovate Michigan! Summit 2013

Register Now for the Innovate Michigan! Summit 2013!

Join the MSU REI Network on Wednesday September 4th from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Click here for details or visit

The MSU EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation (REI)

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2013 Innovate Michigan! Summit

Learn, Share, and Create Innovative Economic Development Ideas for Tools, Models, Policies, and Programs.

Michigan Inventors Coalition

Visit the MIC Inventor Expo '13

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 9:00 AM w/ 8:30 AM Registration

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
219 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing MI

Innovate Michigan! Information:

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(517) 3535-9555

Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagment, Center for Communitiy and Economic Development

Share and create innovative
economic development ideas!

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Looking for Good Ideas!

REI supports the identification and development of co-learning plans based on innovative tools, models, policies and practices. Right now we are looking for innovative economic development ideas. Do you have an idea for a new strategy, tool, model, policy or program for Michigan?

Submit it now!

Selected ideas may become commissioned co-learning plans in 2014!

New Video

Check out the new REI video on the homepage featuring the voices of several former and present REI co-learning plan authors. Their voices tell of innovative ideas to strengthen Michigan's economy and make the state competitive in the new global, knowledge economy.

2013 Webinar Series

Wednesday, August 28 at 2:00 pm
Digital Literacy and Inclusion: Further Developing Michiganís 21st Century Workforce
Presenter: Eric Frederick, AICP, LEED AP, Connect Michigan

Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 pm
Online Postsecondary Education for Workforce Development: Net Smart States and Students
Presenter: Steven Weiland, Ph.D., MSU HALE

Welcome to our Newest Members

We would like to thank the newest additions to the REI Network:

Margaret Spyker, Carlos Sanchez, Summer Minnick, Alexandra Mabel, Ray Spencer, Tim Montague, Carly McCrory, Lisa Kost, Ryan Soucy, Raymond Vlasin, Brett Dreyfus, Robert Storc, Warren Cook, Parrisa Brown, Lee Adams, Lisa Pung, J. J. Boehm, Tracy Hall, Lisa Machesky, Emily Bank, Dedria A. Humphries, Donald Stypula, Nancy Boese, Roger West, Jason Arnott, Constance Budurow

Social Media and Listserv

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach nearly 700 followers on our Twitter feed, 300 members on our LinkedIn group, and over 800 on this ListServ.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

U.S. Economic Development Administration