UEDA is the only international organization dedicated to bringing together the key public and private partners that fuel modern economic development. UEDA does this by leveraging and promoting research, best-practices, town-gown partnerships, campus planning, research parks, talent development, entrepreneurial programs and technology commercialization.
Global trends continue to occur within the public and private sectors creating diverse economic opportunities and challenges.
- Demand for innovation and technology commercialization continues to grow
- Colleges and universities are critical aggregators of modern economic assets: talent, research, technology and real estate development opportunities
- Town-Gown development projects continue to attract to investors and community support
- Public policy leaders are looking towards higher educational institutions to form a international competitiveness agenda
UEDA is the cornerstone membership organization representing higher education, the private sector and community economic development stakeholders, all critical sectors in addressing these trends.
Why Join UEDA?
This is a critical time for our nation’s innovation and economic development landscape. With traditional research, education and infrastructure funding sources diminishing, new strategies to attract global investment and grow competitive economies require unique partnerships among higher education, the private sector, economic development organizations and the communities they call home.
UEDA is increasingly helping to connect these key stakeholders and share approaches to address unique regional issues. UEDA is helping higher education and our nation’s economy to remain competitive. Your membership provides you access to this network, key policy discussions and peer recognition.
Through news and information, public policy, educational programming and best practice sharing, UEDA works to expand economic opportunity in our communities by leveraging research, community and campus planning, talent development and technology commercialization.