The Center was established in 2007 as The Center for Corporate Strategy and Economic Growth, and renamed The Center for Economic Growth Strategy in 2011. The mission of the Center is three-fold. The first element of the mission is to advance research on economic growth strategy in collaboration with institutions abroad and industry. The second element is to foster entrepreneurship and innovations within YNU. The third is to contribute to society by promoting communication among researchers, practitioners and policy makers in academia, industry, and government communities. Core members of the Center are from the Faculties of Economics, Business Administration and International Graduate School of Social Sciences. It also collaborates with faculty members of the Graduate Schools of Engineering, Environment and Information Sciences in the field of management of technology.