University Economic Development Association



September 29 -

October 2, 2019

Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

2019 UEDA Summit Theme

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems


Stephanie Pierce

Economic Development Specialist

Stephanie Pierce serves as an Economic Development Specialist, joining the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization in December of 2018. In this role, she manages special projects specific to companies interested in expanding or relocating to the Manhattan region. She also plans, organizes, and manages programs designed to identify economic development or corporate engagement prospects. In addition to this role at K-State, Ms. Pierce has experience in administration within the Office of the Vice President for Research. Prior to joining K-State, Ms. Pierce had several entrepreneurial endeavors and worked in small business. Ms. Pierce earned her master’s degree in Business Administration and her bachelor’s degree in Marketing, both from Kansas State University.

Welcome to Reno-Tahoe

A trip to Reno-Tahoe puts everything you could want – good food, arts and culture, outdoor adventures galore – at your fingertips. Grab a bike and cruise through Reno for some urban flavor, then take the short drive to Lake Tahoe for some fresh air.