Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement

Economic Development and Community Engagement (EDCE) supports strong, vibrant, inclusive, and mutually beneficial partnerships between public, private, and nonprofit organizations and the university community across the region and State of Georgia.

The Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement has released the 2022-2026 strategic plan! The strategic goals of this plan are straight-forward - ensuring Accessibility to KSU and community resources, building Bridges toward sustained and mutually beneficial relationships, and instilling Confidence in collaborations and partnerships among both KSU stakeholders and community partners. Every aspect of our work will be defined by these ABC's and our office looks forward to continuing to serve both KSU and its external stakeholders.

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    Carnegie Designated Community Engaged Institution

    Kennesaw State University earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a highly sought-after designation among higher education institutions, placing it among the top 10 percent of universities nationally that have earned recognition for its ongoing collaborative efforts with the larger community.