UGA listed as one of 16 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities

October 17, 2013
by Jere W. Morehead, President

Our service to Georgia’s economic development efforts has been recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, which has designated the University of Georgia an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, one of only 16 universities in the nation to receive the designation.

As a land-grant institution, UGA is charged with serving the citizens of Georgia in ways that improve their lives. Economic opportunity, job creation and the support of existing businesses and industries in this state create opportunities for Georgians, and UGA can and should aid in those efforts.

One of my first acts as President was to establish an economic development office in Atlanta, with a charge to support Georgia’s statewide economic development program by connecting the wealth of resources on the UGA faculty to specific industrial or business recruitment targets or in support of existing business expansion.  A strong, successful, growing Georgia is good for UGA.