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The Center for Community and Economic Development is committed to creating, applying, and disseminating valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning. We are dedicated to empowering communities to create sustainable prosperity and an equitable global economy.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 8am-6pm

2018 Innovate Michigan! Summit

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center East Lansing, MI

The seventh annual Innovate Michigan! Summit and MIC Expo will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing. Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) invites hundreds of leaders across the state to the Innovate Michigan! Summit and MIC Expo, these events bring together economic experts and enthusiasts alike to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches to economic development and revitalization in the state of Michigan. The Innovate Michigan! Summit event features presentations on new economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, along with community-university projects from around the state. Participants will gather to prioritize topics and ideas for future REI activities and are invited to join the MIC Expo following the Summit. An evening networking reception will conclude the day.

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Featured Programs

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    Regional Economic Innovation

    The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) is building a new economic development ecosystem by leveraging higher education assets to support the creation and application of innovative economic development strategies throughout Michigan.

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    CCED
    Flint

    University Outreach and Engagement supports the development of partnerships between MSU researchers and the Flint Community. These partnerships combine scientific knowledge with community wisdom to address issues of concern as defined by the Flint community.

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    Community Partnerships

    The Center for Community and Economic Development creates, disseminates, and applies knowledge to improve the quality of life for people in distressed Michigan communities, by engaging in collaborative partnerships that result in mutual learning and applied methods.

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Featured Research

Domicology

Cities around the United States have been dealing with the significant problem of structural abandonment for decades. Whether due to economic decline, environmental disaster, or social unrest, structural abandonment has far-reaching negative consequences. More than 136 million tons of waste each year is generated in construction-related demolition and renovation projects. The Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development seeks to shift the current linear paradigm of the built environment to a cyclical one, in which a building's end of life is an integral part of the design and planning process. By re-envisioning our structures to maximize resource potential, we can build a more sustainable future for communities around the world.

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Mid-Michigan Particle Acceleration

As of October 2017, The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) a grant to research and design a strategic plan that establishes particle acceleration and talent streams for future economic development efforts in the Greater Lansing region. As such, the MSU CCED team and The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) will provide an in-depth analysis and develop strategic guidance to local private sector leaders, economic development professionals, community planners, educators and other key stakeholders in the region on actions that are likely to increase the region's job creation, retention, and economic benefits from the unique Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) investment.

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Principles of Community Development

The Center for Community Economic Development seeks to advance MSU's land-grant mission by creating, applying, and disseminating valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning.

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