REI E-Update

July, 2016

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Share, Learn, Create Innovative Economic Development Ideas!

"A diverse and dynamic network developing innovative economic development ideas, tools, models, policies, and practices for Michigan."

In This Issue


We Need Your Ideas!

Michigan needs new ideas to improve our economy for all Michiganders. Do you have an idea? We take the best submissions and find experts to turn them into Co-Learning Plans! Submit your idea to the "Suggest an Idea" page on our website or tweet using #Ideas4MI!

Upcoming Events

Register Now for the 2016 Innovate Michigan! Summit

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2015 Summit Highlights

The 5th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit is on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Attendees will hear about innovative economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices taking place all across Michigan. Learn how REI and its partners are achieving small wins with big impacts. Gain a more complete view of the economic climate in Michigan and the driving forces behind it.

More information and registration 

Register Now : 2016 MIC Expo

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REI and the Michigan Inventors Coalition are looking for Michigan garage, barn, and basement inventors to share their innovative products and services at the next MIC Expo. Attendees will meet fellow inventors, learn about Michigan inventions, and find out how the discovery-to-market process works in our state.

If you are interested in exhibiting or would like more information, visit 


Women Who Weld

Check out our most recent REI supported project; Women Who Weld! This free program teaches Women to weld in Detroit and helps them pursue a career in the skilled trades. For more information on the program, visit
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