The mission of the Economic Development Administration University Center (EDAUC) is to link University of Oregon resources with communities for the purpose of enhancing regional sustainable economic development. The primary emphasis of our program is providing technical assistance to distressed communities throughout the state of Oregon. The focus of the program is creating sustainable local economies through capacity building, applied research, and partnerships. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA), the University of Oregon, state and local government, and private industry. The EDAUC is a program of the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management.