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Granholm Names Mroz to Investment Board

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By Marcia Goodrich


Last Modified 3:41 PM, July 20, 2009

December 15, 2005—

Governor Jennifer Granholm has named Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz to a new state board created to make strategic investment decisions.

The Strategic Economic Investment and and Commercialization Board "will help make Michigan a breeding ground for innovation and turn cutting-edge research into thousands of high-paying jobs for our families," Granholm said.

The board was created in the 21st-century jobs package Granholm approved in November. It is responsible for allocating state funds for capital investments, commercial lending and commercialization development.

Board members represent various sectors contributing to Michigan's economic growth, including higher education, private industry, research and agencies focused on economic development. A. David Canter, senior vice president of Pfizer Global Research and Development, will chair the board.

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