About Us

About the CIBED

The Mission of the CIBED is the following:

… we opened an economic development office in Heidelberg, Germany, at Troy University’s Heidelberg campus. This office has helped us build stronger relationships with European business leaders, which is a key first step in winning major industrial projects, and … because TROY already had a campus there, we were able to do it with no additional cost to the state.

Governor Bob Riley’s Plan 2010
Our Vision for Alabama

 

Our Mission at CIBED is to provide hands-on, applied economic development assistance through research and specialized technical support to public and private economic development entities. The CIBED is using our immediate service area of Southeast Alabama as the economic development laboratory to focus our applied research, outreach and education functions.

 

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The Wealth of Knowledge

We offer formal academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels ininternational economic development. With particular focus on training the next generation of economic developers to have applied professional skills with aglobal perspective.

Troy University graduates contribute to the world every day, but the financial future begins right here in Alabama. Together, our four campuses in Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City had an economic impact of $336 million during the 2005 - 2006 academic year. This incredible contribution can only intensify as TROY creates new jobs within the University and adds even more highly skilled graduates to the State's workforce.

 

Educating the Future

We offer formal academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels ininternational economic development. With particular focus on training the next generation of economic developers to have applied professional skills with aglobal perspective.

In the 21st century, Alabama’s greatest wealth is found in its people. The economy is increasingly knowledge-driven, and TROY alumni have the advanced educational foundation necessary to make a significant impact. Equipped with an international network and a global perspective, our a global perspective, our graduates help ensure TROY’s reach beyond the classroom.

 

 

Creating Strong Connectionstroy computer

Our newly established Center for International Business and Economic Development acts as a vital link between education and commerce. TROY’s experienced staff provides key support services and customized training to existing and potential businesses. This important resource creates professional development opportunities, strengthens community relations and enhances economic growth.

It serves as the mechanism to extract economicdevelopment benefitsthroughout the globalinfrastructure of Troy University and deliver them to businesses and governmental agencies throughout the State of Alabama. TheCIBED has formalized this position byestablishing offices on all of the campussitesin Alabama.

 

Building a Global Presence

Troy University, a thriving economic force, reaches beyond traditional educational and geographic boundaries. With more than 28,000 students and over 100,000 alumni from over 60 campuses and sites in 16 states and 11 foreign locales, TROY has true global reach. Attracting the attention of international students and corporations, our global presence helps generate substantial revenue for the State of Alabama.

Though Troy University has locations in Alabama, The United States, and the World—the purpose of the CIBED is to transform global connections into engines of local economic development opportunities for Alabama communities. For many Alabama communities, there is the desire to be engaged in the global economy, but they have difficulty overcoming the barriers to entry. Accordingly, the guiding theme of the CIBED is “Global Reach with a Local Hand.”

Last Updated: 3/5/2013