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.


  • The Economic Growth Institute has navigated regional economic transitions this year, with initiatives in electric vehicle transitions and strategic community planning. Our research has [read more]

    Published On: May 28th, 2024
  • Our spring newsletter includes stories about programs responding to new energy technologies, including the Michigan Vehicle Technology Transition Impact Project, which is working with [read more]

    Published On: April 2nd, 2024
  • 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

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