University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

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

REI Update for December, 2013

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Call for Co-Learning Plan Authors

Do you have experience in one or more of the topic areas listed below? If the answer is yes, apply to write a co-learning plan today! To learn more about each topic, open the attached PDF.

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Locavesting
  • Repurposing Regions into Global Trade Centers
  • Money Smart for Small Business
  • Community Benefit Corporations
  • TIF Elimination
  • Engaging Community Alumni
  • Zero Start Vacant
  • Pop-up Businesses
  • Other Idea Not Listed

This is a great opportunity for experts working in entrepreneurship and business development, K-20 education, exporting, IT, policymaking, venture capitalism, scholarly research, civic leadership, urban and regional planning and economic development. Please consider sharing your expertise to help strengthen Michigan's economy. The findings and recommendations in these co-learning plans, funded through this request, will serve as a source for current and practical information for regions and communities across Michigan.

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, December 20, 2013.

All Webinars Now Available

Wonderful news! All recorded webinars featuring our most recent co-learning plan authors are now available for your viewing pleasure. To watch the videos, please visit the REI Webinar Series page or check out the REI Webinars 2013 playlist on YouTube.

And Finally...

Happy Holidays to Our REI Network Members!

Recognition of Newest Members

We would like to welcome the newest additions to the REI Panel:

  • Victoria Bennett, Washtenaw Community College
  • Jim MacInnes, Crystal Mountain Resort
  • Rev. Barry Randolph, Mt. Elliot Makerspace
  • Joel Rash, Red Ink Flint
  • Chris Webb, Engineering Society of Detroit Institute

We would also like to welcome the newest additions to the REI Network:

  • Marlon Brown
  • Christine Hammond
  • Paul Lewando
  • Marv Pichla
  • Hannah Rodriguez

Social Media and Listserv

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach over 800 followers on our Twitter feed, 340 members on our LinkedIn group, and over 700 on this ListServ.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

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