Informing and Transforming Tomorrow’s Economy

The Economic Growth Institute has provided innovative economic development programming and applied research for more than 35 years. Through our work, we build more resilient businesses and communities, connect university innovations with small and medium-sized enterprises, and provide student learning experiences for the next generation of community and business leaders.


Sustaining operations during COVID

Tools to help manufacturers operate sustainability during pandemic.

Resources for businesses during COVID

Federal, state, and regional programs supporting businesses and communities.

11 Priorities for Small Manufacturers to Survive COVID Pandemic

Our team offers their list of priorities.

Where We Engage and Assist

The Institute

Student Opportunities

Students in class

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. 

Recent News

EGI awarded STEM Talent Challenge grant

February 8th, 2021|

The Economic Growth Institute has been awarded a STEM Talent Challenge Grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The EDA announced $2 million in grants to seven organizations on January 19,

Decision Coaching Training Launches 

June 9th, 2020|

Decision Coaching Training Launches The Economic Growth Institute and Allovance launch training to change how the world makes decisions.  Ann Arbor, Michigan: In partnership with Allovance, an innovative Ann Arbor, Michigan based firm