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Office of Economic Development Our Process

Building Strategic Partnerships

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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
is driving regional economic impact through proactive outreach and engagement with stakeholders in business, economic development organizations, and communities across the state.

By listening to and learning from both university and external partners, our office is able to identify economic development needs, make important connections, and engage Washington State University in initiatives important to Washington state’s regional economy.

Our office carries out a strategic process to build these partnerships that lead to a more prosperous Washington.

 

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Network

We seek out connections with industry and community leaders across the state whose missions are aligned with WSU’s core strengths.

Learn more:  Why making relationships matters >

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Engage

Those connections lead to partnerships between the University and external stakeholders, adding value to economic sector events, workforce development, business assistance, and statewide initiatives.

Success story: connecting researchers to life science and cleantech sectors >

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Invest

Our mutually beneficial partnerships open the door to investments that advance the state’s economy, including everything from launching startups to supporting student development.

Success story: supporting Washington aerospace sector with new technologies >

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Together, WSU and its partners create new innovations, develop talent and communities to improve quality of life, putting Washington on the global map.