For more than 40 years UEDA has been accruing knowledge, building strategies, implementing successful initiatives and building relationships. In doing so we have built a vast network to promote higher education’s engagement in economic development.
The UEDA+ program provides access and discounts to products and services for members of the association. On behalf of its members, UEDA has established strategic relationships and negotiated special deals and discounts from leading providers to increase the value of membership for its organizational members.
Products and services are available to all contacts from member institutions. In order to maintain access to the benefits of the UEDA+ program, organizations must maintain regular UEDA membership.
Our organization brings together international experts on economic development. With that much brain power comes a demand for the most up-to-date information on university-led economic development that we can offer. The document library is a collection of works that brings together years of research and knowledge, resources and best practices for our members to use—and add to—as they work to create economic opportunities in their communities.
The UEDA membership is a talented pool of individuals with a network of knowledgeable, trusted colleagues. Our members are able to post, view and share jobs, internships and other professional opportunities specific to our community.
UEDA’s partnerships create new opportunities for our members thanks to the relationships we have built and the mutual benefits enjoyed between us and our partners.
Foundations for Strategy and Practice
This publication is about the roles of institutions of higher education in economic development and engagement with their constituencies. Produced in support of higher education institutions, as represented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), the Foundations publication is meant to inspire institutions to reinvent the relevant college or university for the 21st century and to think more comprehensively about how economic development and engagement activities connect to each other and to an institution’s core mission activities.