Center for Economic Development

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Economic Development Administration

The Center for Economic Development in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University conducts applied research and provides technical assistance as a think-tank for regional economic development. The Center’s areas of expertise include cross-industry analysis, performance of economic clusters, regional growth, workforce development, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic impact, and program evaluation. The Center’s researchers apply academic rigor to data-driven analyses and have a well-earned reputation for conducting unbiased, sound, and policy-relevant studies.

U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center

The Center is designated as a U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center that serves the Northeast Ohio region by providing technical assistance, applied research, and dissemination of information to aid in urban and regional economic development. The Center works with economic development organizations, state and local governments, and businesses to improve the area’s competitive advantage, and help in the regional transformation to a knowledge-based economy.

More information about the U.S. EDA University Center Program is available at https://www.eda.gov/programs/university-centers.