To engage students and faculty in conducting applied research projects that promote sustainable economic development in southeastern Colorado. The Center will also offer educational outreach programs that benefit the residents of southern Colorado.
In 1999, the Hasan School of Business established the Thomas V. Healy Center for Business and Economic Research. The Center was initially created with a donation from Thomas V. Healy. This money was then leveraged with a gift from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.