Center for Economic Development & Sustainability (CEDS)
Welcome to Salem State's newly created research center
Salem State's Center for Economic Development and Sustainability (CEDS) provides resources, research opportunities and data relevant to the economic development and sustainability of the North Shore region. The center engages in funded research and services that investigate or advance economic/environmental/social sustainability and provide opportunities for community engagement, and works closely with businesses, organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions, and local communities. At the same time, the center actively advances the educational mission of Salem State, and provides educational opportunities for students.
The goals of the regional research center are realized via:
- Relevant educational programs
- Research: Regional and local research is conducted on a variety of scales and for multiple purposes. The center can support efforts and house data critical for research in many areas. This may take many forms, including community-based projects, those that advance civic engagement, grants-awarded research for faculty and graduate students, other funded research, and unfunded academic research.
- Resources: The center provides a much-needed regional resource and base whereby information, data and research can be found and utilized in a variety of ways. Useful databases for the region include those pertaining to the census, employment, industry, economic development, demographic, socio-cultural, and historic resources, among others.
- GIS-driven data, including analyses, spatial representation and cartographic visualization
- Faculty research and publications
- Grants office interface
- Career and internship opportunities