Wayne State University

Emily Thompson

As senior project administrator for Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development, Emily works to build connections between campus and the greater Midtown business community—managing the University’s Show Your One Card & Save Program, producing the Midtown Deals & Discounts Guide, and working to introduce more pop-up retail on and around campus. Emily came to Wayne State from the United Community Housing Coalition, where she coordinated the organization’s tax and mortgage foreclosure prevention work. Prior to joining the Housing Coalition, Emily managed the Michigan Suburbs Alliance’s (now Metro Matters) civic engagement programs. A Michigan native, Emily earned her B.A. in history and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.