Aggies Go to War Exhibit

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Aggies Go to War Exhibit

  1. 1. TEXAS AGGIES GO TO WAR FEBRUARY 2014
  2. 2. Geography
  3. 3. Why Wallonia? • 2006 • Innovation Economic Development Model • Cooperation Agreements BELGIUM
  4. 4. Exploring The Research Valley
  5. 5. A Unique Opportunity
  6. 6. Background
  7. 7. Texas Aggies Go To War Exhibit
  8. 8. A Team Effort Task Force Co-Chairs - Mrs. Jill Giroir - Mr. Steve Aldrich
  9. 9. Exhibit - Phase I Proposed Funding Defined Scope includes: • Exhibit Development • Production • Launch in Bastogne 50,000 100,000 225,000 Belgium partners 750,000 Texas A&M City of College Station 375,000 City of Bryan RVP ED Fund
  10. 10. Catalyst – Phase II • Plan underway for “permanent home” • Can serve as Catalyst and “Anchor Exhibit” • Perfect representation of who we are • Not just about the past, but also our Future!
  11. 11. Final Thoughts
  12. 12. Awareness • ImpactLife™ Campaign • A Global Stage
  13. 13. Impact • $750,000 “community-university” investment leverages $750,000 in Belgian funding • Exhibit WILL catalyze a grander vision that will attract and retain visitors (a new destination) – “Telling Our Story” • Exhibit represents a one-of-a-kind collaboration with our most important “international economic development partner”
  14. 14. A Bright Future • Bastogne Sister City • RVP Economic Development Cooperation Agreement with IDELUX Focus on Life Sciences and Water (AgriLife) • Emerging Tech Global Showcase • Future International Gateway Projects
  15. 15. Thank You

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