University Economic Development Association (UEDA) brings together public and private higher education, private sector; public agencies; and community economic development stakeholders in economic development with the goal of expanding economic opportunity and prosperity. Through news and information, public policy, educational programming and best practice sharing, UEDA focuses on expanding economic opportunity by leveraging research, community, and campus resources.

VA Tech Radius

Virginia has a wide variety of higher education resources that impacts economic development across the state through the work of Virginia’s University Based Economic Development officers (UBED). UBED creates a system of sharing best practices across higher education institutions and exposing agencies and industry to the assets found in Virginia’s universities. Fifteen different universities and the Virginia Community College System have come together to leverage the capabilities of Virginia’s institutions of higher education for economic development outcomes.

Virginia Tech is central to many univeristies across the region. More information regarding the confernece will be provided as it is known. Any questions can be directed to John Provo, jprovo@vt.edu