MSU EDA University Center for

Regional Economic Innovation

E-Update | November 2022

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2023 Call for Co-Learning Plans

Don't miss out on your opportunity to receive funding for the development of community-based and/or statewide innovative economic tools, models, strategies, policies, or practices in Michigan by applying for this REI 2022 Co-Learning Plan opportunity! Applications are due December 12, 2022!  


The MSU U.S. EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) is "calling" for authors and experts to research and develop Co-Learning Plans on economic development tools, models, policies, programs and practices based on several areas of interest. Co-Learning Plans should fall within one of four categorial areas, including: 1) resiliency planning, 2) financial resiliency, 3) 21st century communications, and 4) circular economies. The findings and recommendations in these Co-Learning Plans, funded through this request, will serve as a source for current and practical information for local and state economic development practitioners and policymakers as they consider important decisions that affect development efforts for Michigan communities and regions.  


The REI University Center has identified the following topical areas for possible Co-Learning Plans of 2023. These include: 1) Clean Energy Economies of Michigan, 2) Defining Equitable Economic Development in Your Region or the State, 3) Circular Economies of Michigan, 4) Blight and Deconstruction within Michigan, 5) Michigan Planning Organizations Leveraging the Planning Process Together for Greater Impacts, and 6) Other. These topical areas within one of the above mentioned four categories were weighed by the REI Consultative Panel with consideration to likelihood of creating or retaining jobs and/or businesses in economically distressed regions of Michigan.  


To learn more about all opportunities or to submit an application for a Co-Learning Plan, please click the image above or button below. Please share with your networks. 

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Economic Recovery Corps

The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced a $30 million cooperative agreement with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and its partners to create an Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) program. The ERC program is designed to recruit and place at least 65 Fellows in economic development organizations in underserved communities throughout the nation. This program will be run by a coalition of organizations that "will develop and grow a strong network among the Fellows, producing real-time insights and benefit to extend across the larger economic development landscape." For more information on this opportunity, please click the button below.

Economic Recovery Corps
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