Economic Development

The Issue Area Networks connect individuals, groups, and units that have interest in or are conducting community-engaged research, teaching, and/or outreach work on similar issues to build more coordinated, internally aligned approach to addressing societal issues.  For more information about a network or for details on how to join a network, contact the network's leadership.  

Anchor Units

Extension Center for Community Vitality
Office of University Economic Development

Network Leadership

Maura Donovan, Executive Director, Office of University Economic Development

Joyce Hoelting, Assistant Director, Center for Community Vitality, Extension

Network Goal

Conduct round table discussions to explore each unit's community-engaged work and the University's collective contributions to economic development and poverty alleviation achieved through campus-community engagement partnerships. 


May 20, 2014 Workshop Video and Report

February 19, 2014 Workshop Videos and Reports


December 13, 2013 Workshop Videos and Reports