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OIE Background

Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

University Of Texas At El Paso


El Paso, TX

Project Name

Technology Research and Innovation Acceleration Park (tRIAc)



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This EDA investment will support the University of Texas at El Paso’s efforts to create an innovation-based small-business ecosystem for the Technology Research and Innovation Acceleration Park (tRIAc). The project will increase capacity at the eastern outskirt area of El Paso County which has experienced a loss in manufacturing jobs due to facility closures. tRIAc will focus on the development of an advanced, technology-based industrial economy in three strategic areas: aerospace and defense technologies, advanced manufacturing, and energy engineering. It is expected that small business capacity enhancement through the project will create at least 30 new engineering, technical, and administrative positions.