EDA Announces Award Competition to Promote Innovation
June 30, 2010
Contact: Lindsey Pangretic, (202) 482-4085
Applications for 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Awards Now Being Accepted
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced its 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Awards to spotlight projects that advance innovation, boost competitiveness and create jobs. The competition was formerly known as the EDA Excellence in Economic Development Awards.
"As part of our effort to ensure the U.S. is competitive and remains a global leader in innovation, EDA's Innovation Awards will honor the nation's best minds and the great work they are doing to promote regional collaboration, attract private capital investment and create jobs," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John R. Fernandez.
Entries will be accepted until August 27, 2010. The award categories are:
- Innovation in Regional Innovation Clusters (RICs)
- Innovation in Commercialization
- Innovation in Global Export Promotion
- Innovation in Green Technology
For more information on the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Awards and how to apply, visit: www.eda.gov/NewsEvents/InnovationAwards.xml.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov): This year, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) marks 45 years of public service, with a mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster job creation, collaboration and innovation.