Jay Golden, vice chancellor for research, economic development and engagement, announces the university’s Economic Growth Collaboratory at an industry roundtable luncheon. The collaboratory will harness big data and data visualization to find meaningful pathways to economic growth in the region. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

East Carolina University reinforced its commitment to drive economic growth in the region with the announcement of a new Economic Growth Collaboratory.

More than 100 industry and community leaders attended ECU’s industry roundtable luncheon where Dr. Jay Golden, vice chancellor for research, economic development and engagement, shared the university’s vision for the collaboratory and its role in driving economic prosperity in eastern North Carolina.

“ECU will become a national model of active engagement with business and community leaders to create the organizational strategies, investments and policies that result in the growth of existing businesses, while creating a new generation of homegrown companies throughout the region,” Golden said.

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Originally published Jan. 29, 2019.

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