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The CECE blog serves as a national forum for commentary, analysis, and notices covering the latest in economic and community engagement. Posts are authored by CECE members, APLU's Office of Economic Development & Community Engagement, and recognized subject matter experts.

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CECE-related op-eds and commentary from APLU OEDCE staff.

Featured Project & Initiative

Economic Development & Engagement
The IEP University Designation is earned by institutions demonstrating an institutional, sustainable, and substantive commitment to excellence in economic engagement.

Featured Project & Initiative

Magrath Award Winner
Economic Development & Engagement
With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, APLU presents the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award to recognize the outstanding community-university engagement scholarship work of four-year public universities. The program recognizes colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.