Baylor University serves the community through the Solid Gold Neighbor initiative by playing a leadership role in economic development by spurring innovation, supporting business growth and relocation, and empowering financial security through education. Our emphasis on economic development hinges both on opportunities in the community as well as our aspiration to becoming the premier Christian research university.
Under the umbrella of economic development, we support the development of a robust innovation ecosystem by investing in technology commercialization pipelines, entrepreneurship resources, and other community innovation assets. Through our work with the City of Waco and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, we support small, medium, and large business growth as advocate and partner in city-wide economic development efforts. By partnering with Prosper Waco and the United Way of McLennan County, we empower programs and initiatives that help individuals and families in our neighborhood to take a financial step forward in employment, job, and income related challenges.