The USC Center for Economic Development (CED) serves as a leader in facilitating sustainable economic development opportunities throughout Southern and Central California. The Center partners with community-based organizations, public agencies, and private entities to enhance their functional capacity by tapping the energy, enthusiasm, and talent of USC faculty, staff, and students.

Geographic focus: Southern and Central California

Geographic focus: Southern and Central California

The mission of CED is to provide technical assistance to economically distressed communities within the 21-county Southern and Central California region (including Clark County, Nevada), offer clinical experience to graduate students, and prepare students for future professional opportunities. To achieve this mission, CED focuses on three vital and interrelated functions: clinical training; technical assistance and community outreach; and applied research.

For additional information on USC CED including services and recent project information, please view the fact sheet.

Press Release: May 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Designation of First 12 Manufacturing Communities Through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program

Southern California region, led by the USC Center for Economic Development, is one of 12 communities in the nation that has been designated as a Manufacturing Community by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Click here for additional information on Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal).