University Economic Development Association


UEDA invited the Talent, Innovation and Place affinity networks for a special webinar that featured the winners of the 2023 UEDA Awards of Excellence (AoE) in the Talent, Innovation and Place categories. The Awards of Excellence are given in recognition of outstanding economic development initiatives, research, or accomplishments. Hear the experiences and from this year’s winners and the latest details about their respective projects, followed by an insightful Q&A discussion:

Talent: Michael H. Morris, University of Notre Dame – Urban Poverty and Business Initiative (UPBI) (Download Michael’s AoE Presentation Slide Deck)

Innovation: Moraima De Hoyos Ruperto & Marien Mendez Acevedo, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez – Area-Emprendedora (Area-E), A Small Business Incubator and Accelerator Program (Download Moraima’s and Marien’s AoE Presentation Slide Deck)

Place: Greg Wilson, University of Georgia – Planning Rural Opportunities for Prosperity and Economic Leadership (PROPEL) Capacity Building Program (Download Greg’s AoE Presentation Slide Deck)