Welcome to OBCED

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The mission of the Office for Business & Community Economic Development (OBCED) is to contribute to the economic growth, development and prosperity of Minnesota’s urban communities.

OBCED is a social enterprise whose purpose is to leverage the assets and resources of the University to create programs and services that provide innovative solutions to real-world social-economic problems that impact urban communities.

Telephone: 612-624-0530                      Email:  bced@umn.edu

Call for Applications - CHI Coordinator

CHI/MCAE Scholarship

2019/2020 CHI/MCAE Undergraduate Scholarship Submission Deadline Extended - Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Learn about the Scholarship and apply HERE!


Techie Tuesdays 
June 18, 2019 - July 30, 2019
TEC Lab located at UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Limited space available - REGISTER TODAY!

Supplier Diversity Expo
October 22, 2019
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102