Our Mission: Foster positive economic transformation through higher education…
EAUC is an advocacy organization supporting its membership – university-based economic development programs
that are funded as “University Centers” by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
For well over a decade…
…the EAUC has been working to advance the US Economic Development Administration’s University Center Program. Over the history of the program it has shown a very strong ROI for the taxpayers’ investment because institutions of higher education are best suited to support and foster positive economic transformation. Proof of these facts is demonstrated by an ever increasing demand by state governors and legislatures on institutions of higher education to be actively engaged in the economic transformation of state and regional economies.
By joining the EAUC, University Center Program directors and other higher education economic development center directors from across the nation have a unified voice in Washington. Membership enables program staff to stay informed of legislation and funding opportunities that have a direct impact on them. In addition, joining the EAUC enables staff to network with each other to share information and expertise; and, explore opportunities for partnering and collaboration. The EAUC is the only national association devoted solely to higher education economic transformation with a Washington office.