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ASU's research creates huge economic impact for region

Dr. Arthur Dunning, Interim ASU President Dr. Arthur Dunning, Interim ASU President
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Research at Albany State University is making a huge economic impact in Southwest Georgia.

The school has nearly $60 million in research grants it pours into the Albany and Southwest Georgia economy.

Interim ASU President Arthur Dunning says the school has strong scholars on their campus who are doing quality work seen around the country.

He says research at their water policy center is making an impact in Southwest Georgia agriculture.

"One of the things that we know agriculture needs is water,” said Dr. Arthur Dunning, Interim ASU President. “Also, in order to have water you have to talk about allocation of water and the policies around what you need to do to make sure that we have a consistency and quality that we need. Not only in the dialogue of our policies but also access to water."

The school also focuses on prostate and breast cancer research.

ASU has a total economic impact of $141 million creating more than 1800 jobs.

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