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Media Advisory: Chancellor’s Economic Development Forum

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Atlanta — November 29, 2012

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

Forum to showcase USG research and innovation work

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

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.

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.

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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