Working with state, local, national and international leaders to advance the System’s strategic mission that will enhance our contributions to Alabama’s economic growth.
The University of Alabama System Office for Economic Development is responsible for working with state, local, national and international leaders to advance the System’s strategic mission, building on existing relationships – and developing new ones – that will enhance the contributions of the state’s largest system of higher education and help grow Alabama’s economy.
Our office plays a direct role in advocating for – and responding to – the needs of our three doctoral research universities, The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama in Huntsville, as well as the highly acclaimed UAB Health System. Every day, we are charged with the responsibility to promote and develop strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships that will benefit our campuses and our state.
We owe it to the taxpayers of Alabama to provide direct assistance to state and local communities – as well as businesses and organizations – to help them address real-world challenges as, together, we help grow and diversify Alabama’s economy in three important areas: job creation, industrial recruitment and business retention.