We want your #Ideas4MI

Do you have innovative ideas to improve Michigan's economy? Tweet them using #Ideas4MI or send them directly to us! The best ideas could turn into REI projects!

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Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Establishing an Entrepreneurial Friendly region looks at the elements of entrepreneurship ecosystems and provides insights into specific elements of interest to the Great Lakes region.

For more information and to register, view the event flyer here.

Save the Date

Mark your calendar! REI's 4th annual Innovate Michigan! Summit will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in East Lansing.

Don't forget to check out the great highlight video of last year's Summit!

REI News

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects and Webinars

Our Spring 2015 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects are nearing completion! These projects include: Family-Owned Business Database for the Great Lakes Bay Region, Blight Elimination in Muskegon Heights, Generative NZE Infrastructure, and more. Check back soon to read these innovative technical assistance projects.

The Great Lakes Regional Training Initiative will be holding a webinar on Establishing an Entrepreneurial Friendly Region on Thursday, April 2nd at 2:30pm. For more information or to attend this webinar, view the event flyer. Stay tuned for more upcoming webinars from REI, including Impact Assessment of Pollution in Southwest Detroit with Phillip Olla, and Family-Owned Business Database for the Great Lakes Bay Region with Rama Yelkur.

To see past stories, visit the News Archive.

New Videos Link

Placemaking and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects

Innovate Michigan! Summit 2014 Highlights

To see more REI videos, check out our Videos page.

Project Status

The 2014 Innovate Michigan! Summit will be on September 4th!

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Ideas reviewed and selected

Summer/Fall 2014

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Authors solicited

Fall 2014

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Timeline of REI Co-learning Plan Development

Get Involved

Are you interested in joining a digital community seeking to generate innovative ideas, tools, models, policies, and practices that can strengthen Michigan's economy? Join the REI Networks!

Do you have an idea for an innovative tool, model, or policy? Have you heard about an innovative local practice? Let us know!