Progress is not accidental.  A strong economy is the direct result of the research and development work being done on campuses nationwide.  

  • The people who provide necessary resources to the community—teachers, first responders, businesspeople, healthcare professionals—rely on their education.
  • Many well-paying jobs require either a college degree or vocational training. We should encourage students to explore opportunities found at an institution of higher education.
  • An educated workforce is beneficial for employers, as it provides them with the talent necessary to run their businesses successfully.
  • Many jobs take advantage of research and new technologies that are conceived on the campuses of colleges and universities.
  • The research and development happening at colleges and universities keep the local and national economy competitive.

For Additional Resources:

Economic Advancement Stories

Mavericks in Space

University of Texas at Arlington

Iwona Zylinska

Oakton Community College

The Future Can’t Wait

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Cory Britton

Weber State University