Forum hears wish list for tech center

Forum hears wish list for tech center

By SHAWN MENZIES, Staff Writer

GLASSBORO -- A distinct panel of Rowan University officials, high-tech business leaders, residents and politicians met Friday to discuss ideas for the forthcoming South Jersey Technology Center.

University President Donald J. Farish called the second meeting of those involved with the success of the technology center a good way to get the ball rolling before the center is built.

''We are together today to gather a group of residents and companies from South Jersey who have supported the technology center,'' Farish said. ''We have to get a lot of ideas now while we are in the planning stages to make sure the tech center meets the needs of the region.''

George Hay, of CAGT Consulting in Haddon Heights, said the success of the tech center lies in the hands of proper future funding.

''There are recommendations that the university and the tech center seek out more funding from both state and federal (agencies) to ensure success,'' Hay said. ''Getting money for South Jersey from the state has been tough. There has been questioning of funding, so we need to find out how much is going to North Jersey and find out how we can bring it here.''

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Date Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2001 - 11:31