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Economic Development

SIUE plays a leading role in economic development. James R. Pennekamp oversees the day-to-day operations and development of University Park, SIUE's research and technology park which occupies 330 acres of the campus. University Park is the site of research and business activity that links SIUE to regional economic development opportunities, including the biotechnology industry.

A leader in economic development for more than 20 years, Pennekamp identifies emerging regional economic issues and trends, conducts research-negotiations and develops public-private partnerships to enhance economic growth and opportunity.

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