Our office completes analyses, assessments, studies, and projects that equip communities and organizations with the tools they need to succeed. We work to connect industry and government with the resources of Virginia Tech and to facilitate economic development in Virginia.
The OED researched the entrepreneurial climate of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region in a one-year research project funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Twin Counties Nutrition Program
The OED completed two reports on ways to improve nutrition and address chronic disease in Carroll and Grayson counties and the City of Galax for the Mount Rogers Health District (MRHD).