Embracing Hometowns: Economic Resilience and Hyperlocal Focus

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Institutions of higher education can play a transformative role in the economic sustainability of the regions that they call home, yet the reality of the economic development potential of an institution often doesn’t effectively translate into regional prosperity. Colleges and universities need to take the economic realities of their hometowns seriously and position themselves to create thriving ecosystems based on legacy industries and the emerging technologies that will define how those industries transition into viable 21st-century operations.

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