The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) is the first center of its kind in the nation to integrate scholarly works with private capital, government, and non-profit sectors to develop citywide resources and bring renewed economic growth and vitality through urban entrepreneurship. We promote and foster a new generation of urban entrepreneurs who actively seek socially conscious urban renaissance.
The mission of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development is to build a world-class research-driven, teaching and practitioner-oriented urban entrepreneurship and economic development program that will transform the economy of the City of Newark, New Jersey, and other urban centers; create wealth in urban communities; and be a model for all urban universities.
CUEED’s vision is to be the world’s leading Center for innovative thinking and research on entrepreneurial activity in urban environments. As such, we work across constituencies to create new knowledge and tools that build thriving urban communities.
June 2013: Jalima & Associates (graduate of EPI2) endorsed Vaughn Tiedeman (graduate of EPI4) on Kiva Zip and Vaughn raised $5,000 to purchase a new van and expand his business. This is an example of EPI alumni supporting each other.