ERIC Number: ED309791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Business and Industrial Development Program for Community Colleges. Final Report.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.; Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.
Designed to help community and junior colleges in Texas establish their own approach to economic development services, this report reviews innovative programs providing assistance to business and industry in many parts of the United States. After chapter I discusses the changing role of community and junior colleges in economic development activities, chapter II defines various types of business services, including procurement outreach centers, small business development centers, business incubators, college-based education and training programs, loan programs, and community and business needs assessments. Chpater III discusses the role of key players in economic development efforts, including the Council of Governments, private industry councils, elected officials, schools and colleges, and citizens' groups. After chapter IV describes the Business and Industrial Development Center at Northeast Texas Community College, which assists businesses with contract procurement, capital requirements, marketing, and computer problems, chapter V establishes priorities for the expansion of the center's services. Chapter VI discusses the design and success of seven programs in other states, chapter VII considers the advantages of a comprehensive approach to business support, and chapter VIII offers synopses of relevant research articles. Finally, chapter IX presents recommendations for state and institutional action. An extensive appendix provides forms, agreements, questionnaires, information on various sources of financial assistance and on procurement centers operating in Texas, sample articles of incorporation and by-laws for an industrial foundation, survey instruments, an outline for an economic revitalization program, relevant legislation, brochures, and program descriptions. Includes 127 references. (AAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.; Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.