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The Institute leverages the University of Michigan’s resources, research, technologies, and expertise to foster innovation and create positive economic impact for local, state, and national communities and economies by working with small- and medium-sized enterprises.

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DCAP Client Story: 313 Industries

As a small business in Warren bidding on Department of Defense contracts, Dr. Rita Fields knew that in order to win contracts, 313 Industries needed to meet the compliance requirements of DFARS 252.204-7012.  In addition to this, the DoD released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model

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Featured Student – Theresa Pham

Theresa Pham joined EGI while just a freshman at U of M.  She was interested in the economic development work of the Institute when she sought an office assistant position.  She became a regular presence at EGI through her junior year, and a virtual


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Students who work at the institute become part of a network of business leaders, public sector leaders, consultants, and researchers. Graduating students feel prepared after working at the institute for roles in the public and private sector, at startups, consulting firms, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. 

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