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The University and Local Economic Development
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences (2012)
  • John R. Mullin, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Zeenat Kotval-K, Michigan State University
  • Jonathan G. Cooper, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

This paper discusses one successful partnership between the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the City of Springfield in Massachusetts. This collaboration was targeted to benefit the City by helping with their economic revitalization efforts, and the University by giving them a space in downtown Springfield for a ‘Design Center’, where students have a meeting space for studio and field work and can then exhibit their work. The paper ends with a set of principles that can guide other institutions and communities in developing strategic outreach and engagement activities.

  • Town-Gown,
  • Unversity Partnership,
  • Economic Development
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John R. Mullin, Zeenat Kotval-K and Jonathan G. Cooper. "The University and Local Economic Development" Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences Vol. Special Issue (2012)
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