As Georgia’s flagship institution, we are committed to the economic vitality of our state. UGA supports Georgia businesses—from multinational firms to small organizations—by providing training and information to help grow businesses, develop leaders and create jobs. We turn dreams into plans and plans into action by connecting organizations with the resources they need to take the next step, whatever that next step may be.

Wondering where to start? The Corporate Relations team is here to guide you to the people and resources at UGA that best fit your business. Connect with them to find out what a partnership with UGA looks like for you.

Empower your team through education and training

A world-class education isn’t just for college students in Athens—our esteemed faculty can provide a transformative learning experience for you and your company. Whether you are interested in graduate-level business courses, training programs customized for your business or online programs, we can give you, your business and your employees an edge in today’s economy.

Grow and support your business

By connecting you with industry experts and a network of resources, UGA can help your business maximize its potential. Our Small Business Development Center provides tools and resources to help small businesses all over Georgia grow and succeed. The SBDC, which has 17 offices across the state, offers consultation and training in a variety of areas, can help you open your business to international markets and provides specialized assistance to the needs of minority entrepreneurs.

We can also offer important economic insights to guide your decision making. Each year, experts from the Terry College of Business deliver the Georgia Economic Outlook and meet with business and civic leaders around the state to forecast next year’s economy. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government can also analyze cost allocation and create fiscal impact studies to explore the fiscal and economic impact on your government.

Tap into student and alumni talent

Students at the University of Georgia receive a top-tier education, are surrounded by cutting-edge resources and are plugged into a network of other high-achieving individuals. They constitute a talent pool like no other, and we can connect you to them. The UGA Career Center is among the best university career centers in the nation, connecting students and alumni to the people and organizations that allow both to flourish.

Business Connection

The mission of the Corporate Relations team is to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with industry to advance initiatives of the University and the organization. Corporate Relations serves as a strategic partner to corporations of all sizes, working with them to establish a talent pipeline, make connections with faculty for research, and solve real world business problems by leveraging our industry experts and network of resources.

Stacy Stanford (ABJ ’02)
Director of Corporate Relations
(706) 542-7461

See Our Impact

$ 7.4 billion

In Annual Impact on the State’s Economy


products introduced to the marketplace

$1.3 billion

impact through Terry College of Business

$531 million

national impact from UGA startup programs