Areas of Specialization
Applied research - The UCED conducts substantial research studies that focus on
clearly defined development problems. Marketing studies, impact analyses, agribusiness
studies, labor market studies, economic base studies and target industry analyses are among
the applied research studies that the UCED is prepared to undertake.
Basic research - Nevada is a rapidly growing state; its economy is undergoing
substantial changes as the state looks to advanced technology and a service-based future.
The UCED is in a unique position to conduct broad based studies that deal with economic and
demographic changes, development trends, diversification, strategic development planning and
the implications of natural resource, environmental and economic policies.
Technical and management assistance - Municipal, county and state agencies, and
local industry or development organizations seeking a quick response to focused problems in
regional development planning can look to UCED staff and consultants for solutions.
Counseling and referral services - Regional development problems are often more
complex than they first appear. UCED staff can help with the "scoping" for
problems and approaches to problem solving.
Workshops and seminars - The UCED organizes and conducts training and other professional
educational programs ranging from introductory sessions on regional development and
development planning to advanced programs that provide an in-depth treatment of specific