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EDA University Center at SWOSU

The Center for Economic and Business Development has been designated as a University Center by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The University Center provides economic development assistance to local governments, businesses, and industry and to economic development districts and organizations in the southwest quadrant of Oklahoma. The University Center provides technical assistance to communities and the private sector through consensus based strategic planning, grant writing assistance, loan application assistance and market analysis. In the area of applied research the University Center conducts surveys and analysis of business and industry in the project area to identify technical assistance needs. The University Center coordinates operations and activities with its primary partners: (Western Oklahoma State College, Cameron University, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Redlands Community College, South Western Oklahoma Development Authority and the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments). The University Center is committed to assisting Southwest Oklahoma to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification.

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