The Office of Economic and Community Development embraces a framework of university economic engagement promoted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the University Economic Developers Association, which describes universities’ economic engagement actions falling into three realms – talent, innovation and place.

We seek to use a service orientation to:

  • Communicate JMU’s economic engagement in the region and Commonwealth
  • Foster collaborations that advance the talent pipeline, innovation support and community quality of life
  • Connect partners to expertise, research and scholarship
  • Identify opportunities to resource economic engagement initiatives
  • Support JMU’s connection with Commonwealth and regional initiatives

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