Innovative Ideas Needed
REI supports the identification and development of Co-Learning Plans based on innovative economic development tools, models, policies and practices. We are looking for new ideas for the next round of plans - if you have an innovative idea, submit it here, and it could become a Co-Learning Plan in 2015!
2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit
Register Now for the 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit
- What: Learn, share, and create innovative economic development ideas for tools, models, policies, and programs.
- When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:00am (Registration at 8:30).
- Where: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI
Michigan Inventors Coalition EXPO 14
The Michigan Inventors Coalition will be hosting their EXPO 14 on Thursday, September 4th, as well. To learn more and to register, click here.
Now Soliciting for Fall Semester Student Projects
The REI University Center is currently soliciting student-led faculty-guided projects for the fall semester of 2014 from our Higher Education network. These projects leverage Michigan's higher education resources to help distressed cities and regions while also educating students about techniques and ideas in the field of economic development. To learn more or to apply for funding, visit the Submit an Application page.
- Wednesday, July 2 at 2:00pm
Expanding Economic Literacy by Using the Money Smart for Small Business (Amanda Blondeau, Northern Initiatives)
- Wednesday, July 9 at 2:00pm
Engaging Michigan Community Alumni Networks as Catalysts for Development (Elizabeth Garlow, Michigan Corps & Dayne Walling, City of Flint)
- Thursday, July 10 at 2:00pm
Youth Entrepreneurship - A Call to Action (Cheryl Peters & Ocie Irons, Generation E Institute)
- Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00pm
Promotion of Cooperative Enterprises in Distressed Urban and Rural Communities (Edward Lorenz, Alma College)
- Wednesday, July 23 at 10:00am
Improving Licensing for New Food Businesses to Promote a Stronger Detroit Food Economy (Rebecca Baylor, Devita Davinson, Jess Daniel, & the Operation Above Ground Team, FoodLab Detroit)
- Thursday, July 31 at 2:00pm
Improving TIF Transparency and Accountability: A Consolidated TIF Database for Michigan (David Bieri, University of Michigan)
Also, check out this compilation video from last year's webinars.