UEDA+ Program

About UEDA+

The UEDA+ program provides access and discounts to products and services for members of the association. On behalf of its members, UEDA has established strategic relationships and negotiated special deals and discounts from leading providers to increase the value of membership for its organizational members.

Products and services are available to all contacts from member institutions. In order to maintain access to the benefits of the UEDA+ program, organizations must maintain regular UEDA membership.

UEDA+  Opportunities


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Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

APLU established the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program to recognize institutions that are exemplary in their contributions to regional economic development through their work in economic engagement.

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Federal Connectivity and Funding Support

McAllister & Quinn

mcallister_quinn_stack_logo_tag-300pxOur consulting services focus on increasing the external funding opportunities of a college or university with the goal of providing a high return on investment. The return on investment can include a combination of budget relief, budget enhancement, new programs/partnerships, and/or greater institutional efficiencies.

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Collaboration, Engagement, and Measurement

jw-horizontal-3c-preferredJim Woodell

Institutions of higher education are facing increased expectations around connecting their work to the economy and society. Jim can help through his service offerings.

Jim Woodell helps higher education institutions and their partners deepen, strengthen, and convey their economic and societal impact. Jim focuses on critical factors for defining and achieving outcomes in multiple impact domains.

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Improving Team Performance through the AEM-Cube™

Agile Strategy Lab


The AEM-Cube is an online assessment that helps individuals, teams, companies, and regions better understand how to best leverage their strengths to meet the challenges they’re facing. Developed by the Dutch firm Human Insight, the AEM-Cube is based on extensive research on how complex systems operate and evolve over time and how individuals play a part in such systems. While there are many assessments that identify individual strengths, the AEM-Cube is the only tool that puts those strengths in a specific strategic context. UEDA members can receive a 15% discount on the AEM-Cube.

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Data Tracking and Reporting


hockeystickIn 2018, 100 million businesses are expected to launch but a staggering 90% won’t see their fifth anniversary (GEM Global Report). To make matters worse, billions of private investment dollars will evaporate when these companies close. To improve the odds, funders and companies need better data to make better decisions.

Hockeystick is building software to deliver exactly that.

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Uncovering A University’s Value

Beacon Economics

Universities, by their very nature, create substantial but often overlooked societal impacts in the form of returns to education, community development, construction projects, community/charity outreach, and R&D and grants. Beacon Economics LLC is an independent research firm that specializes in quantifying and revealing the full economic, fiscal, and social impact of a university’s activity and public engagement.

Our analyses take a comprehensive, holistic approach to fully capture the added value of institutions of higher learning and their contributions to economic growth while effectively demonstrating that value to key stakeholders.

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Contact Us

University Economic Development Association
PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

216.200.UEDA (8332)