U.S. Commerce Department Awards $20.5M for Regional Job Creation

October 31, 2013

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently announced the first ten winners of the Make It in America Challenge, which provides grants to accelerate regional job creation and encourage business investment. Grantees will receive a total of $20.5 million for projects supporting regional economic development, advanced skills training, greater supply chain access and other projects. Funding for this round of awards is provided by the Economic Development Administration, the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration, and the Delta Regional Authority. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership will sponsor another round in early FY14. Read the announcement and list of winners...

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