Delaware State University gets funding for economic development program

Delaware’s Congressional delegation says DSU will receive half-a-million dollars in funding from the US Commerce Department for a University Center Economic Development program. 

The Center would serve as a hub for enhancing regional economic development.  Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper say the applied research and technical assistance conducted at the University Center would be available for public- and private-sector organizations.  The grant will be distributed over five years, with $100-thousand available each year.  Senator Coons said “the positive impact from the school’s University Center will have a ripple effect on economic development throughout the state.”  “University Centers are a tremendous tool that brings businesses, government and universities together to support innovation in a way that leads to economic development,” said Representative John Carney.

 

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