AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s annual two-week “Intensive Economic Development Training Course” will be held July 8-12 and Sept. 9-13 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The course is presented by Auburn’s Economic and Community Development Institute.
Community and economic development practitioners from across the Southeast will offer instruction in all phases of development to help boost best practices and equip Alabamians with the tools needed to be successful in a global economy. Topics will include strategic planning, business recruitment, financing, marketing, community geography, real estate, workforce development, business incubation, international trade and development, retail development, tourism and sustainability.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University and Huntsville-based Dynetics are working together to pursue science- and technology-focused research and economic development projects.
Auburn and Dynetics have partnered to join the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, GUIRR, an organization sponsored by the National Academies of Science and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. By participating in GUIRR, Auburn and Dynetics now work more closely with senior research leaders in federal agencies, industry and academia.
“Together with Dynetics, we’re in a better position to play a role in developing solutions and promoting economic growth in Alabama and beyond,” said Rodney Robertson, executive director of Auburn’s research center in Huntsville.
AUBURN – Auburn University, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation recently signed a memorandum of agreement titled “Partnership for a Knowledge-based Strategy for the City of Auburn and Auburn University.”
The goal of the partnership is to develop and implement a strategy for recruiting knowledge-based companies to Auburn. The City of Auburn already has a strong manufacturing base and this new effort will help to diversify the local economy say university and city officials.
AUBURN – What started as an interdisciplinary class at Auburn University has evolved into a business plan that’s landed one of the top nine spots in this year’s Alabama Launchpad Governor’s Business Plan Competition.
Alabama Launchpad is a partnership between the state’s university, business and economic development communities to encourage and support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship in Alabama. Their annual business plan competition helps start-up companies with seed capital and advice, and is open to ventures affiliated with any of several in-state universities.