Co-Learning Plans will
be based on many of the ideas provided by you, the REI Network, both
throughout the year and during the 2015 Innovate Michigan! Summit.
Applications will be due on December 7, 2015.
Co-Learning Plan topics include:
Social Impact Bonds as a Means to Capitalize Economic Development for Distressed Communities
"Inclusive Growth" in Michigan
Public Education Strategies on the Importance of Buying Local
Impact Assessment of "Big Box Stores" and Tax Abatement in Michigan
This Co-Learning Plan
will focus on developing a framework for a comprehensive entrepreneurial
training and support program that will provide relevant and applicable
skills to ex-offenders, thereby enabling them to become a positive
economic force for their local communities. Not only does such a program
have direct benefits to the communities where ex-offender entrepreneurs
are living and working, but the state of Michigan benefits through
reduced recidivism resulting from stable employment and reduced costs of
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During this holiday season, remember to buy local!