New Economy Initiative

Dave Egner, Executive Director of NEI, speaks with Fred Pinkston from Sherwood Prototype. (Photo courtesy of New Economy Initiative.)

Deadline Nearing For Businesses To Apply For An NEI Challenge Award

Existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park can enter in the NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth challenge to win cash awards to help grow their business.

CBS Detroit–06/01/2015


Matt’s Favorites: Plex Growth, Events And More

So how’s everybody doing as the winter of our — well, not discontent, maybe, but certainly our discomfort, continues? Bundle up and check out these fine tech tidbits, first the local, then the national.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2014

Wayne State University's Danto Engienering Center

WSU Gets More Funding From New Economy Initiative For Tech Commercialization

Wayne State University said Wednesday it had received notice of a $820,398 grant from the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan that will continue to support the Technology Commercialization Office’s efforts to expand and improve the university’s entrepreneurial culture and technology commercialization results.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

$1 Million Cash Up For Grabs In Accelerate Michigan Business Contest

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition at

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012


First Michigan Bio-Talent Summit to Address Industry Workforce Needs

MichBio, the state’s life sciences industry association, announced Monday that it would join with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michgian to host the “Michigan Bio-Talent Summit,” an event to bring bio executives together with educators, work force development professionals and other key stakeholders to discuss bioscience talent needs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2012

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Colleges: International Students Key to Michigan’s Economic Growth

DETROIT — Fast-paced economic growth in the health care, computer and engineering sectors, coupled with a shortage of domestic students graduating with degrees in the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields, has created a […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2012

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URC Touts IT, Launches Student Retention Effort

The University Research Corridor released a new report today that shows how the information and communication technology industry is a worthy educational investment, offers higher-paying jobs and has potential for more business growth in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2011


Detroit Creative Corridor Center Gets $375K From NEI

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center, in collaboration with Business Leaders for Michigan and the College for Creative Studies, today announced it received a one year $375,000 grant from the New Economy Initiative. The grant will […]


Issue Media Group, New Economy Initiative Launch Entrepreneurship Web Site

Issue Media Group, publishers of Model D, Metromode, and Concentrate, in partnership with the New Economy Initiative,  announced the launch of Startup, a new Web site devoted exclusively to entrepreneurship in Southeast Michigan.


David O. Egner Interview 09/01

WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush speaks with David O. Egner, director of the New Economy Initiative in Detroit, about the initiative’s efforts at entrepreneurship boosting in the Detroit region.