S2. Ep.11 Wafa Dinaro, Executive Director - New Economy Initiative

The Michigan Opportunity

May 11 2022 • 22 mins


13 foundations help fund the New Economy Initiative, find out how Wafa Dinaro’s  international path has positioned her to be its new leader!

Join our guest Wafa Dinaro, Executive Director for the New Economy Initiative, and host Ed Clemente as she explains this unique foundation and how its mission assists small businesses and much more. The New Economy Initiative (NEI) is a philanthropic collaboration and special project of theCommunity Foundation for Southeast Michigan working to build a regional network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Their mission is to grow an inclusive culture of entrepreneurship in southeast Michigan that benefits all residents and strengthens the regional economy. Wafa has had an exciting career path from Dearborn, to the state legislature, to federal government, as well as international work and economic development with Wayne County Executive, Warren C. Evans. You can also read the transcript from our conversation.