Record year for Georgia’s Centers of Innovation reported

The Centers of Innovation, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, connected and assisted nearly 4,000Georgia companies during 2014, up 30 percent from the previous fiscal year.

“We are proud to offer this unique economic development resource to both companies that call Georgia home and those looking to locate here,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release. “For businesses to remain competitive, they must keep up with the ever quickening pace of change and growing levels of complexity in the global marketplace. Our Centers of Innovation provide outstanding assistance to these companies, helping ensure success and bolster Georgia’s economic development efforts.”

Exclusive to Georgia, the Centers of Innovation deliver the technical industry expertise, collaborative research and partnerships to help the state’s strategic industries connect, compete and grow globally. The six individual centers are focused on the aerospace, agribusiness, energy technology, information technology, logistics and manufacturing industries.

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