Economic Development

The Voorhees Center uses applied research and technical solutions to facilitate the creation and dissemination of innovative green economic development strategies and practices that promise to yield sustainable growth and job creation in the region.

The EDA Center


The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has designated the UIC Voorhees Center a university center, making a five-year investment beginning October 1, 2016, to help promote economic development in the Chicago Region. The EDA University Center @ UIC joins more than 40 university centers across the nation.