According to information provided by UGA, the university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and the Griffin-Spalding County Development Authority have been seeking funds for the project since 2005. The university and the authority will each add $1 million to the total construction fund of $5.5 million.
The funds will be combined to build a dedicated Food Product Innovation and Commercialization (PIC) building on the UGA-Griffin Campus.
“I’m optimistic that we will have occupancy within two years,” said UGA-Griffin’s Assistant Dean Jerry Arkin.
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