Here’s How ASU Economic Development Efforts Boost Local Economy

Arizona State University Innovation Zones

“ASU is continually developing forward-thinking approaches to solving grand challenges,” said Aric Bopp, ASU Economic Development executive director. “In addition to the contribution the university makes to Arizona’s overall economy, we’re also fortunate to operate in a unique ecosystem, in the form of Innovation Zones.

“Innovation Zones are part of ASU’s Economic Development portfolio, and they provide a wealth of opportunities for companies to co-locate with us, have access to a diverse pipeline of student talent, and work with staff and faculty at one of the leading research institutions in the nation.”

How do ASU Innovation Zones impact the health of the Greater Phoenix economy? It starts by creating a collaborative environment in which high-level companies can be embedded in any of ASU’s seven zones: the Phoenix Biomedical Campus; Arizona Health Solutions Corridor; the ASU Polytechnic campus; SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center; ASU Research Park; ASU West campus; or the Novus Innovation Corridor, which is strategically situated on ASU’s Tempe campus.

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