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.