The University Center for Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Reno funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration under its University Center Program was established in 1992. The University Center was developed in response to the growing need within the state of Nevada for economic development research, technical assistance, and educational services. The primary objective of the University Center is to foster economic development throughout Nevada by making the extensive resources of the University of Nevada, Reno available to organizations and areas that can benefit from job and income creation and job retention efforts.
UCED conducts applied and basic research studies, provides technical and management assistance services, offers counseling and referral services and sponsors workshops and seminars. UCED serves clients in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in Nevada. Clients may include state government, community, organization or trade associations and, in some cases, business and industry and individuals. When selecting clients and projects, preference is given to those with potential to substantially enhance regional employment and income levels. Past applied and basic research studies, technical and management assistance services, counseling and referral services, and sponsored workshops and seminars can be found on the UCED website.