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Shewmaker Center for
Global Business Development
Vision, Mission, and Values
The Vision of the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development is to cultivate and nourish a thriving network that unifies academic, government, and industry leaders around economic success in Northwest Arkansas through national and international relationships.
The following have been identified as the Center's Core Values:
Entrepreneurial and scholarly thinking
Contributions of faculty, staff, community members, business and industry, and students
Partnerships and with businesses and industry to provide integrated educational opportunities for students seeking lifelong learning
Critical thinking and positive approaches to problems to build attributes of creativity and innovation, and develop enterprise leadership traits of character
Global Business Development as a science and an art--as a primary way in which a free society grows and improves not only its economy, but its cultural and social life
The Mission of the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development is to enhance regional economic development by providing effective business development professional development and related services.
The Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development is committed to fostering the creation, development, and sustainability of business through nine primary areas:
Entrepreneurial Studies Institute Retail Management Institute Bill Stribling Sustainability Institute J. B. Hunt Transportation-Logistics Institute Randy and Valerie Lawson SIFE Center John and Emily Douglas Learning Resource Center University Partnerships Business & Computer Information Division
Horace and Jaretta Hardwick Hospitality Center