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(July 16, 2012)
EDA Awards Grants to Assist Southern Universities in Strengthening Regional Economic Ecosystems

The Economic Development Administration recently announced a $1.2 million in grants-in-aid to universities in eight states as part of the University Center Economic Development Program, a partnership to leverage university assets to promote American innovation and strengthen regional economic ecosystems.

The grants, which will give each institution $129,000, include:

  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia
  • University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

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