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Economic Development

The Division of Research and Economic Development supports the scientific, scholarly, and creative research activities of the faculty, staff, and students of Bowling Green State University. World class research is being performed by BGSU faculty at the Center for Photochemical Sciences, theCenter for Family and Demographic Research, and the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, among other units  on campus. 

Other areas of note include the Centers of Excellence in the Arts; Sustainability and the Environment; Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan; 21st Century Educator Preparation; and Developing Effective Businesses and Organizations. Contact Tom Kornacki, Interim Director of Sponsored Programs and Research, with any questions about the University’s research activities. 

The Division also oversees the economic development activities of the university. To better realize robust local and regional growth, the Division builds on BGSU’s history as an engaged university in creating partnerships with private sector businesses to:

  • Improve existing products and services
  • Define best practices
  • Integrate BGSU faculty and staff into the region's business community

By sharing the knowledge, ideas and resources of our Economic Development team, Center for Regional Development, and Continuing and Extended Education, BGSU is working to secure the region’s economic competitiveness and prosperity in a global economy.

Contact Tim Smith, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, to begin a conversation on how BGSU can partner with you.