Mission and Vision

The MISSION of OBCED is to contribute to the economic growth, development, and prosperity of Minnesota 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 socioeconomic problems that impact communities.

OBCED ValuesImpact economic development, encourage Innovation, and Invest in communities.

Upcoming Events

2020 CHI Summer Internships

Call for Applications
Application Deadline
Friday, March 27, 2020

2020 CHI Spring Recognition Reception

Thursday, April 2, 2020
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Weisman Art Museum
University of Minnesota

U of M Listening Session Update

On February 28, 2020, the members of the U of M listening session panel held a meeting to
review the comments, suggestions, and concerns brought to our attention on January 29, 2020
U of M  Listening Session.  
We are in the process of collecting information that was requested by attendees of the listening
session and reviewing our next steps to respond to your requests for information. We are
committed to keeping the lines of communication open and forming a collaborative bond with
our suppliers and community partners. 
Continue to check the OBCED website at bced.umn.edu for updates and a progress report.

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