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Industry Outreach and Economic Development

Georgia Southern University is committed to actively engage corporations and industries to provide expertise and business solutions in today’s knowledge-driven economy.  The University and our faculty researchers and scholars are uniquely positioned to provide superior expertise and services to support the diverse needs of industry partners.

With a focus on service, the Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development acts as the Institution’s representative in pursuing partnerships and collaborative agreements with all entities outside the University, and makes it easy for companies to receive the attention and resources they need to achieve their business goals.  The office serves our faculty, students, alumni, and corporate and community partners by fostering connections to the programs, services, and networks that support innovation and economic growth, both within and outside the University, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss collaborative research and scholarship pursuits that can advance the mission of Georgia Southern University while also advancing corporate strategies.

The University has many academic and administrative divisions, independent laboratories and numerous centers and institute that provide services to business and industry partners. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development for assistance with business solutions and the development of industry collaborations.

For more information, contact

Don McLemore, Ph.D.
Director of Industry Relations and Economic Development
PO Box 8064
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460-8064
912-656-3177
dmclemore@georgiasouthern.edu

Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development • P.O. Box 8140, Statesboro, GA 30458 • (912) 478-8641 • research@georgiasouthern.edu