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What we do

At Elevate Southwest, innovation is more than just a concept – it's a way of life. Together, we're crafting a brighter future for the Greater Yuma Region, where collaboration, education, and entrepreneurship converge to fuel progress and prosperity for all.

  • Develop a comprehensive strategic plan for higher education, drawing insights from educators, industry leaders, government entities, and the public.
  • Enrich industry-specific Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings, internships, mentorships, and certificate programs.
  • Elevate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education across all levels, focusing on college-level programs.
  • Propel the Greater Yuma Region into a center of excellence for high-tech and sustainable agriculture, nurturing innovation and growth.
  • Establish an integrated, region-wide entrepreneurship and incubator program, empowering visionary entrepreneurs to realize their dreams.
  • Shape and operationalize the Innovation District and Hub, creating an environment where ideas flourish into transformative products and services.