The Georgia Manufacturing Survey (GMS) is a statewide study conducted every two to three years by Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute and the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy to assess the business and technological conditions of Georgia’s manufacturers. Survey results are used to improve manufacturing assistance programs and regional innovation and sustainability initiatives in Georgia. Results from the 2014 GMS are available. You can access a 12-page summary of results by clicking here http://www.gms-ei2.org/. The full report will be available soon.
Georgia Tech Economic Development Research Program
The Georgia Tech Economic Development Research Program provides research services to communities throughout the state. Through this program, state resources with funding from the EDA are leveraged with a small local match to provide needed research to local communities. Two projects were awarded in Liberty County (transitioning military workforce study) and Grady County (economic impact of the Cairo motocross facility) last year. We’ll be announcing another round of funding soon, so communities should be ready to submit their project requests. An independent panel reviews the applications, and a maximum of two projects will be selected during this round. If a community has a need for innovative research, is willing to become actively involved in the project during the study phase and follow-up implementation, and is willing to provide some level of cost match, Georgia Tech and EDA will partner with the community to conduct the research. Please visit the project site for 2014 applications: http://www.edrp.org/