The Academic Entrepreneur would like to highlight the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), a non-profit (501 C 3) organization in the United States that is pursuing international expansion. This NGO is doing great things in the realm of economic development, bettering the university’s role in its region and community through best practice sharing, knowledge exchange, educational programming, public policy interaction, communications and awareness buiding.
You can find it here:
University Economic Development Organization
From the website above:
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.
UEDA will be recognized as the pre-eminent association for higher education engagement in economic development.”
More content from the UEDA:
UEDA Attraction Letter for Membership
2017 Summit Flyer
2017 Awards of Excellence Flyer
2017 Sponsorship Opportunities