University Economic Development Association


Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association has been working to bring together higher education institutions, private sector businesses, non-profits, government organizations, and community economic development stakeholders to create local and regional economic opportunity. Our membership has grown to more than 160 organizations, who represent those at the leading edge of modern economic development thinking and practice.

Our Mission

To empower inclusive economic ecosystems through knowledge and best practices in the realms of talent, innovation, and place.


Our Value Proposition

UEDA is for economic development professionals who seek to connect with innovation ecosystem builder partners such as universities, community colleges, and other practitioners to learn best practices, gain recognition for their work, and better communicate their organization’s vital impact in building an inclusive economic ecosystem for their community.

Read the UEDA Bylaws

UEDA Leadership

Our Board of Directors comprises some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable individual members who are responsible for guiding the organization at the top level.

Meet the Board

Member-run Committees

Our members drive UEDA’s mission and the entire organization forward. As such, there is ample opportunity to take on important roles on any number of our committees. Members who participate in committees report significant value in collaborating with peers from across the globe.

Learn More about UEDA Committees

University Economic Development Association

PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
216.200.UEDA (8332)