Community & Economic Development
Number of Programs: 23
- January 9, 2018. 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
- March 20, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- January 9, 2018: Cabela's Conference Room, 110 Cabelas Blvd. East, Dundee, Michigan 48131
- March 20, 2018: Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Workshop Objectives include:
- To demonstrate the magnitude and significance of the tourism industry
- To expose communities to relevant tourism trends and travelers’ interests
- To provide a facilitated, open forum for innovative and collaborative exchange for developing tourism across your region
1615 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912
The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is building a new economic development ecosystem, leveraging higher education assets to support the co-creation, co-application, and dissemination of innovative economic development strategies that promise to yield high-growth entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation throughout the state of Michigan! At the wheel of the REI University Center Ecosystem is the REI Network, a responsive virtual community of over 800 members from the public and private sector that are engaged in strategic partnerships and collaborative learning.
Urban Collaborators (UC) aims to address specific topics that affect the vibrancy of our core city neighborhoods with reference to smart growth, livability and community-based social and economic policies that build from within and cater, primarily, to current residents. Within this framework, the UC will address issues of work and entrepreneurship, use of urban buildings and space, organizational capacity building, reinforcing ethnic neighborhoods, creating safe environments and promoting basic community needs, such as: housing, food, education, safety, sustainable built environments, and protection of natural resources.
The focus of UC is on key urban anchors, along Michigan’s major transportation corridors, including I-96, I-94 and I-75. These communities include Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Muskegon, Pontiac, Port Huron, Saginaw and Ypsilanti.