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Matthew Ballard is new Executive Director and CEO of the West Virginia Regional Technology Park

After 15 years leading the regional economic development organization for the Charleston, WV market, Matthew Ballard is now CEO/Executive Director of the West Virginia Regional Technology Park. Read more.

Okloahoma City Innovation District Announces Major New Development Project

Oklahoma City Innovation District has announced a 400,000+ square-foot building development plan in the District’s core with construction to begin late this year. Read more.

Sterling Bay's Stephanie Smothers Wins "Women in Real Estate" Award

In November, Connect Media named Stephanie Smothers, NCIDQ IIDA, Senior Interior Designer with Sterling Bay, as one of 20 winners in its 2020 Women in Real Estate Awards. Read more.

Jane Shaab Named One of 2020 “Maryland’s Top 100 Women”

Jane Shaab, Senior VP with the University of Maryland (UMB) Health Sciences Research Park Corporation (RPC) and Assoc. VP for Economic Development with UMD, Baltimore, was named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” by The MD Daily Record. Read more.


Julie Lenzer Appointed Vice- Chair with APLU Commission

Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Maryland and AURP Board Member, has been named Vice-Chair for Economic Engagement with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' (APLU). Read more.



LISC's Maurice Jones Considered for Cabinet Position

Maurice Jones, CEO and President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is being considered for secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development with the incoming Biden administration. Read more.

Former VTCRC President & CEO, Joseph W. Meredith, Ph.D., honored with President Emeritus Status

Joseph W. Meredith, Ph.D., former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC), has been conferred the title of President Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Foundation. Read more.

Rosalind Franklin University's Innovation and Research Park Nets Its First Tenant

The $50 million Innovation and Research Park on the campus of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) secured its first occupant this month when Inspirotec, Inc. executed a five-year license agreement. Read more.

AURP Memorial Tribute: Jim Roberson

The research park and economic development community has lost one of its leaders with the death of Jim Roberson, 85. Read more including special testimonials from AURP and research park leaders.


Amy Adams of George Mason University featured in BioBuzz
AURP member, Amy Adams (Executive Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation with George Mason University), was the recent feature of BioBuzz's “Five Questions With…" Read more.

#AURPinAction: Bill Gates joins virtual chat at Tecnológico de Monterrey
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Bill Gates joins virtual chat with José Antonio Fernández, chairman of the board of Tecnológico de Monterrey. Read more.

#AURPinAction: RTP to hold Virtual Groundbreaking 

Research Triangle Park will hold a Virtual Groundbreaking (Tues., Sept. 22, 11:00am ET) for its planned Hub RTP. Register to attend

#AURPinAction: Recursion and The University of Utah Launch Region’s Largest Life Science Incubator

The University of Utah Research Park's Altitude Lab announces its first resident companies and opens applications for its breakthrough collaborative facility and program. Read more.

#AURPinAction: University City Science Center Names Tiffany Wilson as President & CEO

Our sincere AURP congratulations to University City Science Center for naming Tiffany Wilson as its new President & Chief Executive Officer! Read more.

#AURPinAction: Biotech Startup Secures Office Space in Research Triangle Park

The Research Triangle Park reports "With plans to boost workforce by 50%, bioMASON secures new HQ in RTP." Read more.

#AURPinAction: NASA to Collaborate with Arkansas Firms at University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation

NASA selects four Arkansas companies’ proposals for its #SBIR program (each firm is located at the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation). Read more