Economic Development

Final Report:

OWG 24-3 Final Report

Approved CIC Recommendations:

OWG 24-3 Approved Recommendations


GSU Co-Chair-Julie Kerlin, Director of Government and Community Affairs
GPC Co-Chair-Clelia Keen, Director of Government Relations

Committee Membership List



Inst. Affiliation

Julie Kerlin Director, Gov’t & Community Affairs

Georgia State University

Clelia Keen Director, Community Relations & Engagement

Georgia Perimeter College

Tom Lewis Sr. Advisor to President Georgia State University
Chet Busbee Assoc VP, Technology, Commercialization and Industry

Georgia State University

Jim Weyhenmeyer VP for Research

Georgia State University


  • Align institutional economic development efforts with USG efforts
  • Identify institutional capabilities most likely to aid economic development
  • Develop structure to maximize “marriage-making” capabilities