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.


  • Our fall newsletter includes stories about EGI's Inaugural Elevate Forum, new support for the Michigan Defense Resiliency Consortium, Michigan Vehicle Technology Transition Impact Project, research [read more]

    Published On: November 30th, 2023
  • The University of Michigan's Economic Growth Institute hosted its inaugural Elevate Forum for businesses, community leaders, and economic development colleagues at the University's Detroit [read more]

    Published On: November 13th, 2023
  • The Economic Growth Institute (EGI) at the University of Michigan has launched the Michigan Vehicle Technology Transition Impact Project (MiVTTP), to support local leaders [read more]

    Published On: November 8th, 2023
  • The Michigan Defense Resiliency Consortium (MDRC) has been awarded a $4.9 million grant by the Department of Defense to support its work across Michigan. [read more]

    Published On: October 13th, 2023
  • In a recent engagement with community leaders in Grundy County, Illinois, EGI’s Dr. Sarah Crane and Carmen Wells Quigg presented results of the team’s [read more]

    Published On: September 20th, 2023
  • Our fall newsletter includes stories about EGI's fall summit, the STC program supporting Detroit area manufacturers transitioning to EVs, a new Defense Manufacturing Community [read more]

    Published On: September 20th, 2023

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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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