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Economic Development

Community-engaged economic development includes research on the economy at the macro and micro levels, workforce development, business development, and assistance and support of university and industry research that can have commercial application.
Economic and community development activities are represented through supporting entrepreneurship and connecting the public to scholarly endeavors. This is in addition to the university’s role in workforce and career training and includes:
  • Market Research: Research that supports public services and servants.
  • Business Development: Programs that focus on the development of small and disadvantaged businesses in order to help them to compete in the marketplace.
  • Intellectual Property: Copyrights, patents, and licenses that advance a public good.
  • Business Incubators: Business support resources and services designed to help small startup and early-stage companies succeed.