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Governor Perdue Announces Georgia Selected as Home for New National Health Museum

Institution adds to Georgia's growing stature as crossroads of global


SAN DIEGO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that Georgia will be home to the new National Health Museum (NHM). The museum, which will be located in downtown Atlanta, is expected to bring 135 jobs and approximately $230 million in initial investment to the state and add to Georgia's growing list of unique and interactive attractions.

"The National Health Museum will give Georgians and visitors alike the opportunity to understand and experience the revolutions in health sciences that are helping people across the world live healthier lives," said Governor Perdue. "The museum, combined with other Georgia-based institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CARE, the Arthritis Foundation and the American Cancer Society, cements Georgia's position as the crossroads of global health in the 21st century."

The Governor spoke from the Georgia Pavilion at the 2008 BIO International Convention, the world's leading conference and exhibition for the biosciences community.

NHM will be a 21st century science-based attraction with the mission of inspiring Americans to live healthier lives through access to knowledge and themed exhibits focused on the life sciences.

The physical museum will deliver health-related content and experiences to millions of visitors, inspire America's next generation of caregivers and life scientists and help the nation remain at the forefront of health discovery, technology, practice and care.

The museum will be funded by a combination of personal, corporate, foundation and government contributors. NHM has secured more than $12 million to operate current educational programs, build an online CyberMuseum and plan for the physical museum.

NHM has the active support of every major sector of the health community and the endorsements of more t

SOURCE Georgia Department of Economic Development
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