University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

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

REI Update for January, 2014

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Happy New Year, REI Network!

Join us in 2014 for another great year of providing you with information on the latest and most innovative economic development tools, models, policies, programs and practices.

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects

The Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project Application for Summer 2014 is now available! Want to do something fun and constructive this summer? Do you have a great idea to aid in advancing Michiganís economy? This is your chance to spring into action. REI will select and support 2-10 student-led, faculty guided economic development projects this spring.

Fall 2014's student-led, faculty-guided projects are underway! Urban and Regional Planning students at MSU are excited to begin working on the following projects:

Save the Date

The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. It will be a full day event, where atendees will participate in co-learning plan sessions to learn about various new innovative economic development tools, models, policies, programs and practices. Come hear about the latest REI student-led, faculty-guided economic development projects. Meet Michigan garage-basement inventors and hear about their latest inventions, see their products and find out how the discovery to market process works in Michigan.

Welcome to our Newest Members

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

  • Mary Millar
  • Blake Eitniear
  • Grady Darnell
  • Lauren Ross

Social Media and Listserv

Thank you to our REI members who have helped us reach nearly 800 followers on our Twitter feed, 350 members on our LinkedIn group, and over 700 on this ListServ.

Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement

U.S. Economic Development Administration