Who we are

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University produces ideas that transform lives. We do this by exploring the way key institutions in society — business, government, and community — ignite economic growth and increase opportunity for everyone to improve their lives.

By acting as a platform to connect academic entrepreneurs with today’s most pressing challenges, we are tackling today’s toughest questions and training the leaders of tomorrow.

What we do

We train students, conduct research with a national network of scholars, and communicate transformative solutions to our country’s most pressing issues.

We focus on those factors that ignite economic growth and increase opportunity for everyone to improve their lives by unleashing innovation, entrepreneurship, and empowering individuals and communities to find cooperative solutions to today’s greatest challenges.

Staff

Jordan Adamson

Jordan Adamson

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

Frank Caliendo

Frank Caliendo

Erica Darley

Erica Darley

Eli Dourado

Eli Dourado

Blake Dursteler

Blake Dursteler

Katarina Hall

Katarina Hall

Mark Houser

Mark Houser

Brian Isom

Brian Isom

Brooke Jacques

Brooke Jacques

Megan E. Jenkins

Megan E. Jenkins

Parker Jeppesen

Parker Jeppesen

Christopher Koopman

Christopher Koopman

Jake Meyer

Jake Meyer

Marc Morris

Marc Morris

Prithvijit Mukherjee

Prithvijit Mukherjee

Lucas Rentschler

Lucas Rentschler

William Rinehart

William Rinehart

Romy Robinson

Romy Robinson

Josh T. Smith

Josh T. Smith

Bethany Spraggins

Bethany Spraggins