University Economic Development Association

JEDHE-Master-LogoPITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – January 11, 2017 – The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) has launched the first issue of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education (JEDHE). This Journal is an online, peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the study of university-led economic development. It examines ways in which institutions of higher education foster competitiveness through human capital formation; research and innovation; and quality-of-place strategies that make communities attractive places to live, work, operate businesses, and raise families.

“Higher education is critical for resilient development of regions throughout the world,” said Tim Hindes, Executive Director of UEDA. “Without the talent capital, innovation development, and sense of place provided by higher education institutions, regional economic development would not be sustainable. The Journal is, both, an outlet and a resource for driving this development.”

The Journal encourages articles on new frameworks, theories, or concepts; data-driven research articles; program evaluations; qualitative or quantitative case studies that highlight or analyze the role played by institutions of higher education and/or opinion pieces in many economic development areas served by community colleges, 4-year colleges, universities, consortiums of these types of entities, or affiliated institutions with an economic development mission.

This inaugural issue of the JEDHE includes the following articles:

  • Regional Industry Cluster Assessment and Development Strategy, by Timothy L Faley
  • Community Economic Development Service Learning in and Online Class, by Mark M. Miller
  • S. Economic Development Administration University Centers: Leveraging Federal Dollars Toward Best Practices, by G. Jason Jolley and Behzad Taimur
  • Determining the viability of a college or university-based business incubator: A comparative assessment of feasibility studies, by Dominique Halaby
  • Designing the New American University – Book Review, by Thomas Tunstall

“We’ve worked extremely hard to establish a forum for higher education economic development content,” said JEDHE Editor, Brian Richard, Assistant Director, Community, Economic and Workforce Development, Northern Illinois University. “Our professional community has a wealth of information to share with colleagues across the globe. We look forward to having JEDHE connect ideas in economic development for many years.”

The JEDHE seeks to continually review content submission for future articles. To submit articles for consideration in future issues, or for questions about the submission process, please contact JEDHE Editor, Brian Richard, at

The current issue of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education can be found at:


About UEDA

Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) is the cornerstone membership organization representing higher education, private sector and community economic development stakeholders. UEDA works to expand economic opportunity in our communities by leveraging research, community resources, campus planning, talent development, and technology commercialization.  UEDA’s mission is to serve its members by advancing knowledge and practice in economic engagement by institutions of higher education.