East Carolina University is an engine of economic development for the region and state. Each year, the university generates over $2 billion for the state's economy. Through education, research and community engagement, East Carolina continues to develop new ideas and establish new relationships that will contribute to further economic growth.
As the state's third largest and fastest growing university, East Carolina University is an economic engine of a region where innovation and entrepreneurship are critical to our success in the global economy. As the bridge between the resources of the university and the region, the Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development takes the lead in fostering partnerships among faculty, companies and other parties to encourage more entrepreneurial activity to stimulate investment and create jobs.