Dr. Frederick Steinmann

Director, University Center for Economic Development, College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)

Dr. Frederick Steinmann is currently the Director of the University Center for Economic Development with expertise in strategic planning, redevelopment, land use planning, public policy, and economic development.  Frederick has previously worked on several successful community, economic, and organizational strategic planning initiatives across Nevada, Idaho, and California, including several Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) for various municipalities, counties, regional economic development authorities, and economic development districts.  Frederick also currently serves as the Principal Investigator for Nevada’s US Economic Development Administration Regional Technology and Innovation Hub, awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno in October 2023.  Previously, Frederick has worked for the City of Reno (NV) Redevelopment Agency, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, and the City of Carson (CA) Business Services Development Department and Carson (CA) Redevelopment Agency.  Frederick earned the William A. Carlson Fellowship from the California Redevelopment Association in 2008 and has provided technical assistance regarding the formation of redevelopment districts to several communities throughout Nevada.  Dr. Steinmann holds a BS in Economics and MS in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Doctorate in Policy, Planning, and Development from the Sol Price School at the University of Southern California. 

The University Center for Economic Development (UCED) in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno was established in the fall of 1992 in response to the growing need within the state for economic development research, technical assistance and educational services.  UCED’s primary objective is fostering economic development throughout Nevada by making the extensive resources of the University of Nevada, Reno available to organizations and areas that can benefit from job and income creation and job retention efforts.