Office of Community and Economic Development
University-Based Economic Development
Economic development and community leaders throughout the country have realized the great impact local universities have on their region's economic prosperity and quality of life.
Universities are able to partner with community organizations to share resources that can help improve educational systems at all levels, create jobs, nurture entrepreneurs, expand public services, improve public safety, and address issues related to homelessness and affordable housing.
The Economic Development Information Coalition identified six steps America's universities can take to advance regional economic competitiveness and innovations:
- Adopt Economic Development as a Core Mission
- Grow, Train, Attract and Retain the Best and Brightest
- Build strong Research Partnerships with Industries
- Promote Technology Transfer
- Create Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Pay Attention to the State and Regional Economic Context
Fresno State and the Office of Community and Economic Development, in particular, have taken these steps to fully realize the community-university partnership potential.
San Joaquin Valley
National and International
San Joaquin Valley
Universities and the Development of Industry Clusters
Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development
Public-Private Partnerships and State and Local Economic Development: Leveraging Private
Stephen P. Mullin, Econsult Corporation
Economic Development America, Winter 2004 issue on University-Based Partnerships in
Economic Development Information Coalition
New Foundations for Growth: The U.S. Innovation System Today and Tomorrow, Executive
Steven W. Popper and Caroline S. Wagner, RAND Corporation
Knowledge Clusters and Entrepreneurship as Keys to Regional Economic Development
University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Accelerating Economic Development through University Technology Transfer
Diane Palmintera, Innovation Associates, Inc.
Making Sense of Clusters: Regional Competitiveness and Economic Development
Joseph Cortright, The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program