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6/20/13 - University Economic Development Association seeks award nominations

The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) of which Mississippi State University is a member is currently seeking nominations for its annual Awards of Excellence program, which recognizes leading edge university-based economic development initiatives from across the country.

The deadline to submit nominations is July 1.

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The Awards of Excellence Program recognizes higher education institutions and their partners who are transforming their campuses into engines of economic prosperity through creative initiatives in five categories:

1) Community Connected Campus: initiatives that promote the physical development of quality connected campuses and their surrounding communities;

2) Research and Analysis: initiatives that enhance the capacity of colleges and universities to provide new forms of research and tools for community, economic and workforce development practitioners;

3) Leadership and Collaboration: initiatives that support the development of collaborative economic development strategies and the leaders required to implement them;

4) Innovation and Entrepreneurship: initiatives designed to support startups, high-growth companies and clusters within a region; and

5) Talent Development: initiatives that promote the development of 21st-century skills.

For more information, or to begin the nomination process, please visit: http://awards.universityeda.org.

For questions, please contact Tim Hindes at tim.hindes@universityeda.org.

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