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March 12, 2013
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Water-research center aimed at bringing jobs

The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved $2.37 million in state funds to start the Office of Economic Development’s first Center for Excellence, emphasizing the university system’s expertise in water. An additional $1.43 million from the Desert Research Institute brings the total value of the contract to $3.8 million. The key to creating the center of excellence is an agreement with IBM to provide the technology that will enable the needed type of data analysis, Economic Development Director Steve Hill said. “This advanced computer technology sorts a vast amount of data and will form an institution that’s expected to become …

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