Initiatives & Programs
Cornell has a diverse range of economic development initiatives and programs that focus on technical assistance, research, industrial and community outreach.
EDA University Center
Cornell has been designated as the University Center in New York State for the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA, within the Department of Commerce, funds University Centers to assist areas with creating new wealth generating activities through technical assistance and applied research. Click here for more information.
Cornell Economic Development Initiatives
As a multi-disciplinary major research university, Cornell engages in diverse economic development activities. From industrial outreach that includes making equipment and facilities available to industry, to community outreach that helps local governments by providing education with a Municipal Clerks program, Cornell's specific initiatives address a variety of problems and opportunities. Many are linked to new venture and job creation, increased investment, enhancing quality of life. Click here for more information.
As New York State's land-grant university, outreach is part of Cornell's mission. Discover the organizations at Cornell involved in the outreach mission. Click here to begin your search.
Technology-based Economic Development
As a major research university, Cornell is committed to technology commercialization and venture creation and to innovative strategies aimed at using technology to drive economic development. Click here for more information.
This toolbox provides useful tools to local community and economic development (CED) practitioners, such as community leaders, newly elected officials, extension educators, and community technical assistance providers. By using these tools, many become more knowledgeable about basic CED issues and better equipped to assist in decision-making and determining the future of their communities. Click here for more information.
Economic Development Impact
Cornell impacts the local, regional, state and national economies and even on an international level. This impact is evidenced through case studies, technology transfer and economic statistics. Click here for more information.