GEORGIA’S INNOVATION CORRIDOR
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Welcome To Georgia’s Innovation Corridor
The Georgia Highway 316 Corridor is “Georgia’s Innovation Corridor,” connecting Athens to Atlanta, GA and offering a high quality of living, a talent pool of graduating students from area universities, and proven successes of existing key players such as Cisco and NCR. With Caterpillar Inc.’s ongoing development of a more traditional, large, manufacturing facility in Oconee and Athens-Clarke counties near the eastern end of the Corridor, the Georgia Bioscience Joint Development Authority made the decision last year to “broaden the reach of interest” from the original single focus on attracting “bioscience companies,” to encompass a wider range of potential future development, says the group’s outgoing chairperson, Tracey Stice of ArunA Biomedical Inc. of Athens.
Georgia’s Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority is a multi-county group designed to pursue biotechnology development along the Georgia Highway 316 corridor, the four-lane highway connecting Athens to Atlanta.The Authority, comprised of officials from Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Oconee and Gwinnett counties, is the first public body formed to drive and coordinate development in the GA 316 corridor to bring high-tech, high-paying jobs along the University Parkway, in a model based on North Carolina’s Research Triangle.