U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.2 Million to Help Build the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center
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August 9, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to the Osceola (Fla.) County Board of County Commissioners to help build the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center.
“The growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector is strongly tied to our ability to innovate,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center will advance the commercialization of smart sensors technology and the next generation of other emerging technologies.”
The University of Central Florida is partnering with Osceola County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council to establish the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, a state-of-the-art research and incubation facility that will focus on developing the next generation of universal smart sensors.
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