Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement

Economic Development and Community Engagement (EDCE) in the Office of Research 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.

Strategic Plan Survey 

With the introduction of the "Community" pillar to KSU's "The Roadmap to R2 Success," the EDCE will play a critical role in making KSU a more pro-active, constructive, and engaged partner to the communities and state. Those efforts will be guided by a five-year Strategic Plan. 

As a part of the effort to develop a plan, we invite you to participate in our survey to gauge current perceptions of KSU's economic development and community engagement efforts, determine the challenges and obstacles that exist in more effective and sustainable partnerships, and identify common opportunities and priorities for the coming years. 

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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.