University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Office for Equity and Diversity

Business & Community Economic Development

The mission of the Office for Business & Community Economic Development (BCED) is to contribute to the economic growth, development and prosperity of Minnesota’s Urban communities.

The purpose of BCED is to leverage and extend the assets, resources and knowledge of the University to help find innovative solutions to real-world social-economic problems in urban communities.

We facilitate community collaborations between the University and nonprofit, corporate and public sector partners that focus on enhancing the human condition and building community capacity.

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