Center for Innovation Research

 

 

eCities is an annual research study that examines community-level factors that influence entrepreneurship, economic development, and job growth. Local communities who participate in the project receive benchmarking reports showing their performance at creating inviting business environments and encouraging entrepreneurial growth. The focus of the project is to learn and share the “Best Practices” to attract entrepreneurial development and create business growth. Understanding the best practices and utilizing these concepts across Michigan will have a positive impact on the state’s economic future.  For information and results from previous years, please visit our archives.

Updates 

The eCities 2014 project is now closed! The project will conclude with our annual luncheon on November 13th. If you have any questions regarding the project please contact us at ecities@umich.edu or phone at (313) 593-4209.

Congrats to all of our 2013 Participating Communities! eCities 2013 wrapped in September with a total of 102 local governments participating in the project! We recognized our Four & Five Star and Best Practices Communities at our annual luncheon on November 14th. Congratulations to ALL of our participating communities for a job well-done!

 


Would you like to learn more about eCities?

Let the communities who have participated tell you about the project!

 

 

If you are a city, township, or village that wishes to share in the best practices of communities to promote entrepreneurial growth and economic development, please contact us at ecities@umich.edu or phone at (313) 593-4209 to participate in eCities. 

 


The following organizations have graciously provided assistance to the 2013 eCities project:

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If you are an organization or business interested in learning more about eCities sponsorship opportunities please contact Tim Davis at 313.593.4060 or tadavis@umich.edu.