The Office of University Outreach and Engagement supports collaborative community and economic development efforts that utilize innovative economic strategies in distressed regions throughout Michigan and contribute to an equitable global knowledge economy.

A selection of UOE projects and resources is listed here.

Diversity Assessment and Engagement Program

The Diversity Assessment and Engagement Program is a certificate-granting diversity leadership program designed for mid-

Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development

This is a multistage project bringing together thought leaders and practitioners from both the private and public sector

Farm Management in Spanish for Latino Farmers with Small Farming Operations in Michigan

The Julian Samora Research Institute, in collaboration with the Michigan Food and Farming Systems and the National Immig

Hope Village Initiative (Focus: HOPE)

University Outreach and Engagement partners with Focus: HOPE and other university partners and community members on the

Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Program

A program of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Univers

Michigan Urban Core Mayors

Urban Core Mayors (UCM) is a bipartisan, multiregional coalition of Michigan’s 13 central-city mayors intended to

Neighborhoods Without Borders

Citizens and businesses are coming together in a grassroots, community effort to significantly improve the overall quali

Strategic Doing

Strategic Doing is an approach to community engagement that provides an efficient method – or set of rules –

The Ave: A Community Collaborative Economic Development Project

This project is designed to document and present the diverse cultural expressions along “The Ave”—the

University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI)

In October 2011, the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development was awarded a grant from the U.S. Economic Develo

Urban Learning and Leadership Collaborative – Focus: Hope

MSU is one of the three research university partners (along with Wayne State University and the University of Michigan)