Matthew Lewis

Communications Officer

Prior to joining NEI as Communications Officer in March 2016, Lewis served as the managing editor of Model D, a local news site that covers what’s next in Detroit. Before that he worked at Wayne State University in the Office of Economic Development. He also worked on the team that helped develop the NEIdeas small business challenge for NEI. As a freelance writer, Lewis has contributed to various local and national publications, including Next City, Crain’s Detroit Business, Detroit Free Press and MLive. He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Master of Urban Planning degree with a focus on local economic development from Wayne State University. He lives in Detroit.