The New Economy Initiative, a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, is the largest philanthropy-led economic development initiative working to build a regional network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses.


  • By Sean Watterson January 6, 2017 Whereas most nonprofit foundations issue grants to other nonprofits or individuals, a program run by the New Economy Initiative (NEI) and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSM) is taking another route in an effort to improve the economic lot of Michiganders. You can read more about the genesis of the ideas about how to revive business in Detroit here to put this effort in... More...



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