Capital Pressroom: Proposed bill would give UB tools to become economic engines, says Simpson

Release Date: March 23, 2010

President John B. Simpson was a guest on NPR's Capitol Pressroom yesterday, discussing how universities can be leading drivers of economic development in New York State. Joining President Simpson on the show was David Shaffer of the Rockefeller Institute, which released a study last week that found that higher education's increasingly important role builds on, but goes well beyond, the research strengths of universities -- incorporating efforts as wide-ranging as job training, business consulting, housing rehabilitation and even securing seed money for new businesses. WBFO aired the interview.

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