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UEDA Members Nationwide Meet to Discuss Universities’ Contributions to Economic Development



(TOWSON, Md.) – The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) will hold its annual summit at the Eldorado Hotel in Reno, Nevada on November 7-9, 2010. Featured speakers are Eugene P. Trani, President Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Author of The Indispensable University: Higher Education, Economic Development, and the Knowledge  Economy; Milton Glick, President, University of Nevada Reno; Burns Hargis, President, Oklahoma State University; Leslie Boney, Associate Vice President of Economic Development and Engagement, University of North Carolina System; David Shaffer, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government; Charles “Tee” Rowe, President/CEO, Association of Small Business Development Centers; and Michael Skaggs, Executive Director, Nevada Commission on Economic Development.

Summit attendees will discuss best practices in university-based economic development and network with colleagues from around the country. “UEDA is an association of professionals responsible for effective university economic development in all of its many forms,” said Steve Holland, UEDA President andDirector, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. “The summit provides opportunities to meet with thought leaders and practitioners and discuss case studies and lessons learned.

For the first time, the UEDA Summit will feature a showcase of states, a special display area where universities exhibit their economic results. In addition, UEDA will issue its annual Awards of Excellence in five categories at the 2010 Summit in Reno.

The 2010 Summit is hosted by the University of Nevada Reno and sponsored by The National Institute of Standards and Technology – Manufacturing Extension Program, Nevada Small Business Development Center, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, Experian, Edward Lowe Foundation, Strategy-Nets, Port of Subs, and Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc.

The University Economic Development Association is a national organization that serves institutions of higher education and their economic development affiliates. UEDA focuses on universities’ roles in economic development and provides a forum for a diverse membership, with the common goals of enhancing enterprise competitiveness and community wealth.

Additional information about the UEDA Summit may be found on www.UniversityEDA.org or by contacting Ms. Leslie Pachol, Executive Director, at 877-583-UEDA or [email protected].

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