Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs)

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Graphic showing the locations in the US of the Tech Hubs Designees and Strategy Development Grant (SDG) Recipients

The Tech Hubs Program aims to strengthen U.S. economic and national security with investments in regions across the country with assets and resources with the potential to become globally competitive in the technologies and industries of the future—and for those industries, companies, and the good jobs they create, to start, grow, and remain in the United States.

This program brings together diverse public, private, and academic partners into collaborative consortia focused on driving inclusive regional growth. With their existing innovation assets as a foundation, these Tech Hubs will build the workforce of the future; enable businesses to start and scale; and deploy and deliver critical and emerging technologies.

On October 23, 2023, President Biden announced the designation of the inaugural 31 Tech Hubs, as well as recipients of 29 Tech Hubs Strategy Development Grants.

2023 Tech Hubs Designees 2023 Strategy Development Grant Recipients

Fact Sheet: Phase 2 Overview (PDF) Benefits of Tech Hubs Designation

A Tech Hubs Designation is a strong endorsement of a region’s plan to supercharge a critical technology ecosystem and become a global leader over the next decade. Tech Hubs Designees were eligible to apply for the Tech Hubs Phase 2 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF). The deadline to apply was February 29, 2024. EDA will award implementation grants to approximately 5-10 Designated Tech Hubs, with each of those Hubs receiving approximately $40-$70 million across several projects. EDA expects to make award announcements in summer 2024. For more information about Phase 2, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

A Strategy Development Grant (SDG) enables consortia to increase local coordination and planning activities to further develop their technology-based regional economic development strategy. Eleven of the 31 Designated Tech Hubs received SDGs, and 18 other consortia received SDGs to further mature their plans and achieve Designation in the future.

About the Tech Hubs Program

The Tech Hubs Program will invest directly in regions with the assets, resources, capacity, and potential to transform into globally competitive innovation centers in approximately 10 years, while catalyzing the creation of good jobs for American workers at all skill levels, equitably and inclusively.  

The Tech Hubs Program was enacted as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (as the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs program). The statute authorized $10 billion for the program over five years. As part of the FY 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress appropriated EDA $500 million to launch the program. This program invests in U.S. regions that are focused on technologies within or across the key technology focus areas outlined in the statute.