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CSO Summit: Community Colleges as Drivers of Regional Economic Development

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In April 2017, the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center and the Bio-Link National Center co-sponsored the second CSO Summit.  This meeting brought together innovative faculty from across the nation who are involved with either incubators, contract service organizations (CSOs), or both.  CSOs are a type of organization, like a small business, where students provide services to academic labs or companies involving research, testing, quality control, or small-scale manufacturing.  Some colleges operate incubators that house companies at reduced rates in exchange for teaching or providing work opportunities for students.  This report summarizes findings from the April meeting. 


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