The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED) provides technical assistance and applied research to economically distressed areas in the State of Alabama to enhance local economic development efforts that diversify the State’s economy and ensures positive growth. The primary mission of the Center is to be responsive to requests from companies and communities throughout the State of Alabama to improve community development and increase economic sustainability. The Center provides access to university technical resources and the specializations of faculty and professional staff. The Center administers technical assistance and applied research in economic development efforts by developing and structuring programs that build local capacity; increase the elected and civic leadership base; increase tourism/recreation and entertainment; and provide a well-educated and prepared workforce. UACED is the focal point to leverage University resources and partners with a specific focus on the community development process and to encourage substantial capacity building at the local level.

The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development
Director: Ms. Nisa Miranda
621 Greensboro Avenue
Box 870138
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0138

Phone: 205-348-7058
Email: nisa.miranda@ua.edu
Website: www.uaced.ua.edu