Arizona State University’s Economic Development team is celebrating Economic Development Week at a most unusual time. While the event is recognized nationwide May 9–15, many cities across the country are continuing to struggle in the midst of pandemic rubble. Fortunately, ASU continues to develop innovative ways to promote and advance a resilient economy that, in the long run, will be less susceptible to future disruptions.
“ASU is continually developing forward-thinking approaches to solving grand challenges,” said Aric Bopp, ASU Economic Development executive director. “In addition to the contribution the university makes to Arizona’s overall economy, we’re also fortunate to operate in a unique ecosystem, in the form of Innovation Zones.
“Innovation Zones are part of ASU’s Economic Development portfolio, and they provide a wealth of opportunities for companies to co-locate with us, have access to a diverse pipeline of student talent, and work with staff and faculty at one of the leading research institutions in the nation.”