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Fall 2023 Newsletter

  • Elevate Summit - limited space remaining

  • EGI leads new Defense Manufacturing Community

  • STC supports EV transition across the region

  • Students learn about broad-based employee ownership

  • EGI staff and student stories

  • On the Road: Where to find us this quarter 

Picture of Detroit skyline with Elevate Forum and date of October 24, 2023.


Please join us for our fall summit to learn about and discover new resources for businesses, manufacturers, and community leaders.  The event will be at the University of Michigan Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s cultural center.


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EGI leads Michigan Defense Resiliency Consortium

Are you in the Automotive Supply Chain?

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Broad Based Employee Ownership

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The Broad Based Employee Ownership (BBEO) Program is ambitiously charting a path to revolutionize the way businesses and students perceive and engage with employee ownership. With a primary objective to educate both students and business owners, the program offers a unique practicum where students collaborate to develop case studies, ultimately guiding businesses through the transformative process of employee ownership conversion. Leveraging the expertise of seasoned professionals in the field, the program aims to not only provide theoretical knowledge but also to document and support real-time employee ownership transactions, offering students a front-row seat to the process. In the Fall of 2023, the program welcomed its new cohort of 4 students to collaborate with business owners on Employee Ownership Case studies. 

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Chelsea Gilbert, Project Manager

Avery Hormel, Student Research Associate

EGI On The Road

Here's where to find us in the coming months

Sept 25 - 26: Brooke Sweeney is attending the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Symposium, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Oct 4 - 5: Stephanie Ludwig is attending MxD Member Summit, Chicago, IL

Oct 10: Mary Hannaford and Carmen Wells Quigg are attending the Downriver Economic Environmental Summit, Brownstown, MI

Oct 13: Janelle Arbuckle-Michael is attending Innovation Insights: An XR Keynote with Jeremy Bailenson, Ann Arbor, MI

Oct 17 - 18: Chelsea Gilbert is attending AutoTech: Electrification 2023, Detroit, MI

Oct 24: The EGI Staff will be at the EGI ELEVATE Summit, Detroit, MI

Nov 6: Chelsea Gilbert will be at the MEMA Vehicle Supplier Conference, Novi, MI







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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 designation, student programming focusing on broad-based employee ownership, and EGI staff and student stories.

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