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Alejandra Y. Castillo to deliver SSTI conference keynote

August 03, 2023








The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s leader, Assistant Secretary Alejandra Y. Castillo, will be delivering a keynote address during Coming together for your region’s economic future: SSTI’s 2023 Annual Conference. Under her leadership, EDA has experienced a dramatic expansion in its initiatives, including the launch of Tech Hubs, Recompete, Build Back Better Regional Challenge, and the Good Jobs Challenge.

Castillo’s keynote will explain how EDA’s components work together to address all elements of a thriving economy, help participants better understand the role the agency plays in building regional innovation economies, and share her vision for EDA’s future.

SSTI’s 2023 Annual Conference features roundtables, workshops, and plenaries that cover the entire field of tech-based economic development (TBED)—one of the new EDA investment priorities added by EDA during this administration.

Much of the conference is produced through SSTI’s TBED Community of Practice, which is supported by EDA.

To register for the conference, reserve a hotel room, or to learn more about the agenda, visit 2023.ssticonference.org.

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