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Our Goals

  • Improve local capacity to stimulate and enhance the quality of urban life.
  • Assist communities in their efforts to leverage grant money from Federal, State and other sources.
  • Focus upon the needs of distressed communities by providing planning and design assistance.
  • Provide pragmatic technical assistance to communities with particular needs.
  • Expose communities to innovative planning and design solutions.
  • To bring the resources of the University to the economic problems of the Commonwealth.
  • To insure that we focus on those communities that have the greatest need.
  • To focus on applied projects that have a realistic opportunity for implementation and success.
  • To meet EDA's new investment criteria.
  • To undertake research on critical areas of concern
  • To disseminate our findings and reports to the widest possible audience.

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The Center For Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts
, is an Economic Development Administration (EDA) sponsored
University Technical Assistance Center.
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