AAAS Report Cautions Georgia's Economy Threatened By Proposed Cuts In R&D Programs

May 15, 1996

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 1996 -- R&D industries and research universities in Georgia could be severely impacted by Congressional and White House budget proposals slated to cut defense programs by as much as one-third by 2002, cautions a new report to be released by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The report will be released at a May 20th meeting in Atlanta where leaders from government, industry, and universities will analyze the future of science and technology programs in Georgia. It is the first in a series of regional meetings sponsored by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Congress to inform scientific and engineering communities about local impacts of trends in federal R&D spending. The Georgia Research Alliance is a cosponsor of the meeting.
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