Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs)
The Tech Hubs Request for Information (RFI) closed on March 16, 2022. Ensure you are registered to receive EDA’s electronic communications to stay informed about updates to the Tech Hubs program.
The Tech Hubs program is an economic development initiative to drive technology- and innovation-centric growth that leverages existing R&D strengths and technology demonstration and deployment capacities (public and private) within a region to catalyze 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), and Congress appropriated EDA $500 million for it as part of the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
This new authority allows EDA to:
- designate Tech Hubs,
- award funding for Tech Hubs strategy development (i.e., planning and capacity building), and
- award funding for Tech Hubs strategy implementation (i.e., projects),
subject to constraints and targets outlined in detail in the full text of the statute.
On February 14, 2023, EDA issued a Tech Hubs Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register to solicit public input about the program design, structure, and evaluation of the Tech Hubs program. The RFI closed on March 16, 2023. Additional information on Tech Hubs will be shared ahead on eda.gov.
Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on New Tech Hubs Program
Fact Sheet: Tech Hubs (PDF)