Economic Development

Enterprise Innovation Institute (EII)

GATV supports economic development for Georgia Tech by providing space at the Centergy building for EII, which is Georgia Tech's program for economic development throughout the state of Georgia.

Science Square

Science Square is not only a real estate development project, but it also has components to boost economic development in the Westside of Atlanta. Georgia Tech will provide job training in partnership with the Westside communities and the Trammel-Crowe Company (TCC), which is providing a $500,000 community educational grant for each of the five phases of Science Square’s development, or $2.5 million across all five phases. This grant will support job training, education, and outreach to help those in the English Avenue, Vine City, and Grove Park neighborhoods develop the targeted skills they need to work in the emerging life sciences industry. The goal is to create 500 jobs per phase from this program alone, or a total of 2,500 locally sourced jobs in life sciences field.

The residential tower will also have 10% of its units set aside for affordable housing.

Science Square is also intended to be a hub for life science, which is a sector with huge growth potential, especially in Atlanta due to its proximity to GT, Emory, CDC, numerous hospitals and other colleges and universities such as Clark Atlanta, Morehouse College, and Georgia State University.