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Economic Development

Drake University approaches local economic development through community wealth building strategies. For a full picture of Drake University's economic impact, please visit our 2016 Economic Impact Study.

In recent years, Drake University has delivered additional economic impact by repurposing under-utilized real estate for redevelopment, collaborating with nonprofit, public and private entities for neighborhood vitality, and leveraging resources to encourage a more walkable, transit-friendly community. The following are ongoing and upcoming projects, representing significant economic development:

Gregory & Suzie Glazer Burt Boys & Girls Club 

Hilton Home 2 Suites

University Ave. Streetscape Improvements

The Harkin Institute 


DMPS Community Stadium


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