JSU, GSCC Dedicate Ford Center
(Steve Latham Photo)
May 11, 2004 --
Jacksonville State University President Bill Meehan looks on as Gadsden State
Community College President Renee Culverhouse speaks during dedication ceremonies
Monday for the Joe M. Ford Center for Economic Development on the East Broad
campus of Gadsden State Community College.
The center is a partnership between GSCC, Jacksonville State University, and
the state. It was established to serve as an education and economic development
resource for business, industry, government, and economic developers.
The $4.3 million facility houses the Gadsden Center of Jacksonville State University,
which includes administrative offices, classrooms, and laboratories. GSCC administrative
offices are also located in the building along with the GSCC Training for Business and
Industry, the JSU Small Business Development Center, and executive suites for local,
regional, state, and federal officials, including community-based economic development
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