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Office of Economic Development and Engagement

A University of West Florida outreach office serving Northwest Florida since 2011.

About OEDE

OEDE was created in January 2011 to enable the University to play a more significant role in development and job growth in Northwest Florida. Through the programs supported by the OEDE, the office serves as the interface between the community and the University on matters directed at improving regional planning, partnerships, workforce development and research endeavors.

Supported programs

Data – The Haas Center provides economic data and labor market information, and it oversees Sea3D, a 3D-printing and additive manufacturing lab in downtown Pensacola. Please visit the Haas Center to learn more about Haas Center products and services.

Undergraduate research – The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) encourages and enables undergraduate students to engage in hands-on research and to connect with experts and other researchers in their disciplines. OUR organizes the annual Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase, held each spring at the University’s Pensacola Campus.

Certifications and workforce development – OEDE supports the Institute for Analytics and Industry Advancement, whose certifications are designed to develop skilled professionals in in-demand fields, such as electrical engineering, computer engineering and data science.