INNOVATION CRESCENT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR SITE SELECTORS, BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENURIAL EXECUTIVES

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INNOVATION CRESCENT REGION, GA— October 12, 2016—The Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership (ICRP) (www.innovationcrescent.com) announced today the launch of its new website that provides site selectors, real estate brokers and company executives a myriad of regional data and economic development information pertaining to its geographic area in Georgia. As the largest and most successful economic development partnership in the State, the ICRP provides a single point of contact for any life science, technology business, or site selector looking to locate, expand or startup in the organization’s 15-county region.

“Our goal is to make it financially appealing and easy to locate a life science or technology business in our 15-county region from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta to the University of Georgia in Athens,” said Nick Masino, chairman of the ICRP and chief economic development officer at the Gwinnett Chamber. “From tax incentives to connecting business with other experts in Georgia who can solve a specific problem or train staff in a particular field, we offer a range of services that help companies succeed.”

Georgia’s bioscience and health IT industries are responsible for almost $30 billion in annual reported revenue and employ approximately 120,000 people in the state. The state’s technology industry accounts for more than $113 billion in economic impact and

200,000 high-tech professionals. The ICRP supports the inception, relocation and expansion of both the bioscience and technology businesses in the region through a variety of marketing and business support initiatives, as well as economic development services.

About Georgia’s Innovation Crescent
The Innovation Crescent (www.innovationcrescent.com) is both a geographic region and a partnership of 15 counties and economic development entities dedicated to Georgia’s bioscience and technology growth. Anchored by the nation’s busiest airport with Atlanta on one end and the University of Georgia in Athens-Clarke County on the other, the organization exemplifies the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that can be found throughout the region. It includes Barrow, Athens-Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton counties, as well as the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Invest Atlanta. The ICRP was founded as part of the Governor’s Workforce Development Office’s Work Ready Initiative in 2008.

The Innovation Crescent region is home to world-class organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society, and the Taskforce for Global Health CARE. More than 400 bioscience and 16,000 technology companies call the Innovation Crescent home, with leading companies such as Shire, Halyard Health, McKesson, Alcon, CR Bard, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Equifax, Merial and NCR all having headquarters or a major presence here.

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