Amount: $300,000 max
The purpose of this program is to foster connected, innovation-centric economic sectors that, through entrepreneurship, support the conversion of research into products, services, businesses, and, ultimately, jobs. Funding will help communities build public and private capacity in order to retain and increase global competitiveness and realize job growth.
Economic sectors supported through this program will serve as geographically bounded networks of similar, synergistic, or complementary entities that:
- Are engaged in or with a particular industry sector and its related sectors
- Have active channels for business transactions and communication
- Share specialized infrastructure, labor markets, and services
- Leverage the region’s unique competitive strengths to stimulate innovation and create jobs