The University of Georgia’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life of Georgians has remained strong since the institution was founded in 1785. One of the most important aspects of this commitment is promoting economic development. Today, the institution plays a critical role in fueling Georgia’s economy. Through world-class teaching, research, and service, UGA is helping to launch and attract new businesses, to create high-paying jobs, and to deliver innovative products to the market.
Georgia is recognized as the best in the nation for doing business. Its economy—which is broad-based and technology-rich—is the 10th largest in the United States. We are proud that the University of Georgia was among the inaugural group of 16 institutions named an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. This designation acknowledges our work with public and private partners to promote economic development throughout Georgia and across the nation.
Without a doubt, the University of Georgia is good for business, good for communities, and good for Georgia.
Jere W. Morehead
President, The University of Georgia
The mission of the Office of Economic Development is to extend the resources of the university to help Georgia and beyond prosper, working every day to improve the quality of life for Georgians. Based in Atlanta, the office serves businesses and communities throughout the state.
Director, Office of Economic Development
The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, accomplished through its eight individual units, is to create jobs, develop leaders and help Georgians address the challenges facing their communities.
Interim Vice President, Public Service and Outreach
Vice President for Research