Higher Education and Regional Development

  title={Higher Education and Regional Development},
  author={Larry L. Leslie and Sheila Slaughter},
At the outset it is necessary to clarify what is meant by economic development as it relates to higher education. Currently, when community leaders speak of economic development in relation to higher education, they seem to have a fairly limited, investment as opposed to consumption, benefit in mind.1Their attention appears drawn exclusively, or nearly so, to how higher education research can be translated into community jobs and related economic gains over the long term. There is an implied… CONTINUE READING