UEDA has compiled a tested-and-proven list of best practices and initiatives that bring together talent, innovation, and place to create economic opportunity in communities across the globe.
Awards of Excellence
The Awards of Excellence are given in recognition of outstanding economic development initiatives, research, or accomplishments as voted on by attendees at the UEDA Annual Summit. These award-winning projects are scalable, replicable, original, and impactful, providing an excellent resource for every region.
The Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University designation is based on an institution of higher education’s contributions to regional economic development. Only the most exemplary institutions in this field are considered. Is your institution ready for IEP designation?
UEDA Awards of Excellence Finalists Map
The Awards of Excellence finalist projects come from organizations, communities, universities, and individuals from all across the country. These award winning projects cover a combination of Talent, Innovation, and Place. Click the markers below to learn more about each project.