Our mission is to contribute to the economic growth, development, and prosperity of Minnesota communities.

The Office for Business & Community Economic Development (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 socioeconomic problems that impact communities.

News and Announcements

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CHI Pilot Grant recipients, zAmya Theater, give project presentation on diabetes and people experiencing homelessness.  See blog post for more details: https://mostlyminnesota.com/2021/09/01/zamya-theater-sneak-peek-of-life-heist-stealing-…
Internship Placement: Walk-In Counseling Center…

Events and Classes

12/6/21, 12:00pm - 1/24/23, 2:00pm
Is your computer infested with viruses? Does your computer badly need a tune up?  TEC can help with all of these and more. Book an Appointment with one of our expert technicians today.
5/31/22 - 7/31/24, All day
Whether you are new to the computer or just want to brush up on your skills, the Technology Empowerment Center offers free computer classes online to meet your needs.  We offer entry-level classes that are designed for beginners; they…
Class calendar
7/31/22 - 3/30/24, All day
If you are new or if you want to return to the Technology Empowerment Center after being out for a few months, please fill out one of our online registration forms. After you fill out the form, someone from our office will contact you for…