UGA recognized for economic development initiatives


The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated UGA an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, acknowledging the university’s commitment to working with public and private partners to support economic development across the state.

UGA is one of only 16 universities in the country to receive the designation.

Economic development has become one of the cornerstones of UGA’s mission under the direction of President Jere W. Morehead, who serves on APLU’s Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities. Morehead said the APLU designation is a reflection of the hard work and effort the university is undertaking to support economic development statewide.

The designation followed a nearly year-long internal and external assessment by UGA of regional economic development efforts and development of a comprehensive plan for moving forward.

Learn more about economic development and UGA on p. 26.