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EDA Award Announcement

The MSU CCED is excited to announce a new U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration award for the Regional Economic Innovation University Center! While the project will continue to support sharing and creating economic innovation across the state, the four Comprehensive Economic Recovery Initiative pillars of equitable economic development including: 1) resiliency planning, 2) financial resiliency, 3) circular economy, and 4) 21st-century communication that will help focus projects located within opportunity zones and/or those with larger populations of asset limited, income constrained employed residents. Stay tuned for the 2021/2022 project year proposal solicitations and please direct questions to Mary ZumBrunnen at or (517) 354-6480.

2021 Innovate Michigan! Evaluation Survey
The 2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit evaluation link is still live and we want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts and constructive feedback on this year's virtual event. REI is always looking to improve and needs your input. 
Michigan Inventor's Coalition Event 10/13 - 10/16
Join the Michigan Inventor's Coalition for this not-to-be-missed event on October 13th-16th - an Inventor's Summit! Tickets are still available for this virtual summit by clicking the image above or the button below. In particular, this is an opportunity to learn about impact crowdfunding that helps launch entrepreneurs. Special guests include Mainvest and Crowdfund Better. This is an excellent opportunity for both inventors and investors. Contact Joe Finkler at for more details.