Livability and talent recruitment have become the conjoined twins of economic development. If you want to have a puncher’s chance of drawing talent to your community, you need to encourage creation of the environment that appeals to them.
If universities and livability make good companions, so to do universities and economic development. It must be true because there’s even an association to promote such working relationships between town and gown. The University Economic Development Association announced its annual Awards of Excellence that recognize leading-edge initiatives thathigher education institutions are leading to promote research, talent development, entreprenurship, innovation and collaboration between colleges and communities – key drivers in any local economy.