Technology Square Research Building

An initiative was conceived in 1999, initially code-named Yamacraw, to move Georgia towards a position of leadership in the design of broadband systems, devices and chips. The initiative’s goal is to promote economic development for the State through research, education, marketing and commercialization.  However, the State had no intended location for  this critical broadband research laboratory.

TUFF was asked by the Governor of Georgia to assist in creating a place for the initiative. Through the marshaling of the private development community, TUFF facilitated the development of millions of dollars of capital and credit to accelerate the facility development. TUFF was a key player in developing, financing, and leasing the facility. The Yamacraw Design Center – the name was later changed to the Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) – is a six-story, 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art research facility for the design of broadband infrastructure systems, devices and chips.  TUFF invested approximately $75 million in tax-exempt and taxable bonds to fund the project.  


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Georgia Tech
Bob Thompson, Former Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance
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