Innovation and Economic Prosperity Through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program, institutions are recognized for their efforts in economic engagement. The designation identifies institutions working to advance the economic well-being of their states, regions, and the nation through a variety of efforts. ECU will work through an intensive process of institutional self-study and engagement with stakeholders to identify the strengths of the university’s economic engagement enterprise.
An important element of the self-study process is the compilation of ECU activities directed toward talent development, innovation development, and place development. Please navigate through the links below to related ECU activities, programs, and initiatives.
A mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge, talents, and resources with community partners for a shared vision and commitment with all stakeholders.
To align and invest regional resources through sustainable activities that stimulate innovation, job creation, and infrastructure development in a global economy.
An outcome of community engagement and economic development that improves quality of life, making the region a place where people want to live, work, visit, and participate in community advancement.