Dr. Robert Clarke, executive director of The Hormel Institute, spoke at the quarterly Development Corporation of Austin (DCA) meeting. Dr. Clarke joined The Hormel Institute last fall, and this was his first opportunity to meet the board of directors and share upcoming vision and plans for The Hormel Institute as well as support for other projects in Austin.
The Hormel Institute, under the leadership of Clarke and Chief of Staff Elizabeth Fedie has ongoing hiring underway and future plans to further expand the cutting-edge technology available to Institute researchers with a goal to serve as a research technology hub for other research facilities around the region.
DCA is an economic development organization that works with public and private sector partners to attract new business and industry to the Austin area as well as support existing businesses. DCA has been promoting the economic development of the Austin area since 1987.