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The Mason Statue is a gathering place for the university community (credit: George Mason University, Creative Services)

economic development enterprise that focuses the energy, skills, and intellectual capital of Mason on enterprise creation and expansion. Special business incubator programs include the Entrepreneurial Step Up Program™, International Business Development Program, Fairfax Innovation Center, the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network, Community Business Partnership, Mentor-ProtÊgÊ Program, Procurement Technical Assistance Program, and telework and training centers. The self-supporting center has 37 locations and sponsors 320 business development events in the National Capital Region during the year. The center specializes in small business services, government contracting, international business, entrepreneurship, technology ventures, and telework initiatives. It provides regional business owners access to faculty, students, alumni, researchers, information sources, inventions, and other resources required to help them expand their businesses, improve their organizations, and strengthen the regional economy. The center also offers a unique combination of programs, services, resources, and a broad array of activities including business counseling, seminars, publications, sponsored research programs, and information services.

The view from atop the Patriot Center shows the Center for the Arts and the Johnson Center

The university extends its unique programs in a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. During the Smithsonian-Mason Semester, students live onsite at the Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, and study global-scale conservation issues. Tel +1.703.993.1000

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Enterprise Hall is home to the School of Management and New Century College

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