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Media Advisory: Chancellor’s Economic Development Forum

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Atlanta — November 29, 2012

WHO:
University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey

WHAT:
Forum to showcase USG research and innovation work

WHEN:
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2012

  • 1:00 p.m. – remarks by Cummiskey on changes in Georgia’s economy
  • 1:15 p.m. – remarks by Huckaby on USG efforts to promote economic development
  • 1:45 p.m. – panel discussion
    “How do our research universities impact the economy in rural Georgia?”
  • 2:45 p.m. – panel discussion
    “Creating new industries in Georgia”
  • 4:00 p.m. – reception and exhibits showcasing examples of current and ongoing research to commercialization at Georgia Health Sciences University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia

WHERE:
Georgia State University Student Center

Note: parking is in the M Deck across the street from the Student Center. If you plan to attend, contact John Millsaps for a parking pass and directions.

WHY:
Higher education has long been identified as a key driver for economic growth, through the creation of knowledge, of a highly educated workforce and the research work that leads to the development of new products and businesses. This forum has a two-fold purpose: one, to celebrate and showcase some of the research and commercialization taking place at the University System of Georgia’s four research universities and two, to spark a conversation about the future direction the University System should consider in strengthening its work to support Georgia’s economic development through its research mission.

NOTE:
If you plan to attend and cover all or parts of this event, please contact John Millsaps to confirm – 404-962-3053

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