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Wayne State earns top designation from APLU for innovation and economic engagement in community

July 17, 2014

Wayne State University is one of 14 institutions in the country to receive elite designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University from its peers in the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development. WSU received this new distinction based on its support of innovation and influence on economic prosperity in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Ned Staebler, vice president for economic development, talked about Wayne State's commitment to the community, and contributions to the city and state.