Longwood University’s Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) puts a network of connections to work for the benefit of both the school and the broader community.


The OCED initiates and encourages engagement between the school and the community.

We provide research, training, development services, and other resources to area businesses and organizations.

By working collaboratively, Longwood students get valuable experiences while the talents and expertise of students and faculty are leveraged for area businesses.

To accomplish its mission, OCED facilitates conversations among campus and community leaders, challenging both to identify, or even create, projects that strengthen the business and economic development communities throughout Longwood University's service area.