ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead is announcing plans for a greater emphasis on economic development.
Morehead said this week that the university will establish an economic development office in Atlanta to provide a closer link with the business sector and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The office will be charged with making the university's research, public service and outreach resources more accessible for communities, development authorities and various chambers of commerce.
The university also announced that Margaret Wagner Dahl will become associate vice president for economic development, effective July 1. Dahl will continue to serve as director of the Georgia BioBusiness Center.
The university says the BioBusiness Center has helped launch more than 30 companies that have attracted more than $150 million in investment.