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Keep Bucks for Brains Alive

by Faust,Brian last modified Jul 23, 2010 04:05 PM

Keep Bucks for Brains Alive



Funding for “Bucks for Brains” has created jobs, and we have examples to prove it. We need to continue that funding so we can help the state create more high-tech jobs as quickly as possible. It is an investment in Kentucky that pays immediate dividends.

Bucks for Brains researchers attract additional funding from federal agencies and other organizations—at UofL, more than $210 million since 2001 in federal commitments alone.

  • Economists estimate that $1 in federal research funding generates $2.20 for the local and state economies, boosting the total economic impact of Bucks for Brains at UofL to more than $462 million since 2001.
  • Discoveries made through research translate directly into business opportunities. UofL’s Bucks for Brains spinoff companies focus on new treatments for cancer, vaccine development and diagnostic testing.
  • Bucks for Brains’ fund matching doubles the impact of strategic investment in research that generates jobs, economic activity and new opportunities for Kentucky’s citizens.

Go to the Bucks for Brains website to learn more.

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