Research and Sponsored Programs

Economic Development at The University of Toledo

The University of Toledo is actively involved in the Northwest Ohio region's economic development efforts. Many centers and institutes have joined the economic development endeavors to help strengthen and grow the community in and around Toledo.

UToledo business incubator (UTBI)

The Business Incubator (UTBI) at The University of Toledo provides intensive entrepreneurial assistance, state-of-the-art facilities and other valuable resources to early-stage, technology-based start up companies. The program is focused on taking business ventures from concept to commercialization and providing a framework for companies to become thriving, self-sustaining members of the community. UTBI works to bolster innovation in Northwest Ohio by providing access to capital, business development resources and expertise focused on enhancing community collaboration and communication for entrepreneurial development.

rocket innovations (RI)

Rocket Innovations promotes relationships between The University of Toledo researchers and business leaders and to spur technological discoveries and commercialization and assists UToledo in coordinating economic development related activities for the economic growth of the region. RI support UToledo through the development, support and investment in services for public and private economic development projects.

Jack ford urban affairs center (UAC)

The mission of the Jack Ford Urban Affairs Center is to enhance economic vitality and quality of life in Toledo and its metropolitan region by identifying challenges and facilitating solutions for neighborhood, urban, and regional development. UAC's services include: conducting research to inform public policy and program development; facilitating community and economic development planning and implementation; publishing works that highlight the unique character of the Toledo region; providing technical assistance and development; and  promoting civic dialogue and community engagement.


Last Updated: 10/19/23