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About iiED

The iiED focuses the resources of CSU Monterey Bay, other regional educational institutions, successful entrepreneurs, and other regional resources to build and support the Monterey Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem.

iiED vision

Building a sustainable economy in the Monterey Bay region through a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

iiED mission

Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the Monterey Bay region through:

  • Developing and disseminating knowledge, expertise, and financial resources
  • Collaborating with regional and global public and private organizations
  • Deliver applied research, programs and events

iiED programs

California State University Monterey Bay’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) offers programs that work toward developing entrepreneurs and supporting innovation ideas that lead to new business opportunities and job growth for students and community members.


Leadership Team

Associated Professors and Researchers


  • Anjika Grinager, Web and Graphic Designer
  • Chris Caruthers, Field Placement Intern
  • Harrison Deal, Print and Web Design Intern
  • Kennedy Marshall, Marketing Intern
  • Natalie Horvath, Event Management Intern

Institute for Innovation and Economic Development

(831) 582-3230