Programs to help employees purchase housing near campus have gained favor in the past decade. A housing program that improves neglected areas only increases the profile and potential of the entire campus community.
Students from six nearby states can now attend the University of Maine at the same in-state tuition rate offered by the flagship institutions in their home states.
The university launched its Flagship Match program this spring to boost not just its enrollment, but also prestige.
The Venture Development Center has all the hallmarks of a typical startup: Computers running equations, whiteboards covered with revenue projections and caffeine-fueled meetings about venture capital in glass-walled rooms. But it's more than that: the center is also a University of Massachusetts, Boston incubator that houses dozens of fledgling bioscience and computer science firms.
It takes more than good intentions and extra space to be successful in starting an incubator.
Here are three tips to to help campus departments of economic development go from idea to execution: