The relationship between institutions of higher learning and their local communities is often described as "town and gown. " Few studies examine how these partnerships affect state and local public administration and local economic development. We analyzed data from the 2014 Economic Development Survey carried out by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) to reveal empirical evidence regarding the factors that influence the formation of town and gown partnerships and the effects of these partnerships on local economic development. Communities that form town and gown partnerships were more likely to have written economic development plans and to utilize multiple development tools.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement|
|State||Published - May 1 2020|
- Economic development tools
- Town and gown partnership
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