University Economic Development

At the Annual Conference of the University Economic Development Association next week, I’ll be giving a talk on the impact of universities on their cities…beyond just jobs and research dollars. The network effects of having a major public research university in the center of one’s city have outcomes you would expect…including an arts and culture sector that rivals the nation’s largest cities. And there are outcomes you might not expect, like incredibly low violent crime rates.

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  1. Jonathan Barlow

    Scott – really enjoyed your lecture at UEDA. I’m looking out of my window right now at a college town – Starkville, MS – that I hope one day can be a university city.

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