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New College Campuses Underscore Economic Development Mission
(Cover story published in the Aug. 23 edition of Community College Week)

PORTSMOUTH, Va — Cruise along a stretch of Victory Boulevard in this city in the southeastern corner of Virginia and many of the signs of an urban area in economic distress are unavoidable. Vacant lots and abandoned buildings line the thoroughfare, competing for attention with fast food joints and used car lots. But the nearby campus of Tidewater Community College is a sharp contrast. As the 2010-11 academic year opens, the campus stands our as an example of the role colleges are playing in promoting regional economic development…Read more

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1: Do colleges have an economic development obligation?
2. What is your college doing?

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