Discussion Paper

University-community partnerships: 2006 Worcester speaker series

Abstract: Over the last decade, partnerships between colleges and universities, government, and businesses have helped foster economic development in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2006, the Worcester UniverCity Partnership, a coalition of private and public sector organizations working with colleges, in collaboration with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education, organized a speaker series aimed at promoting the depth and impact of university-community partnerships in the city. This report provides highlights from the 2006 Worcester Speaker Series, discusses the history and characteristics of Worcester?s partnerships, and suggests steps toward a workable action agenda for the city. This is a portrait of one city?s approach to strengthening its partnerships, which can also serve as a model for other cities interested in promoting economic development through university-community partnerships. ; Prepared by Marga, Inc. with support from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Keywords: Economic development - Massachusetts; Universities and colleges - Massachusetts; Community development - Massachusetts; Economic conditions - Massachusetts;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers

Publication Date: 2007

Number: 2007-2