Economic development enhances local economic health, business development, stable employment and quality of life. Community Economic Development approaches involve the public and the community with government and private sectors to build strong communities, businesses and markets. It is a multi-faceted approach to community change. Our local Community Development Educators provide research, education and facilitation to meet community economic development challenges.
Our specialists in the Center for Community and Economic Development work together with our educators and partners to create, apply and transfer multidisciplinary knowledge to help people understand community change and identify opportunities.