The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $1.5 million in grants to Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZs) in Bothell, Walla Walla, Tri-Cities and Snohomish County.
Winners of the 2009 IPZ grants:
Bothell Biomedical Device IPZ – $500,000 for the Washington MedTech Discovery Center.
Walla Walla IPZ – $500,000 for the expansion of the William A. Grant Water and Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College.
Tri-Cities Research District – $250,000 to support the extension of broadband infrastructure through the 1,600 acre IPZ.
Aerospace Convergence Zone in Snohomish County – $250,000 to develop the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center.
The IPZ program is an economic development model that encourages collaboration to advance innovation. The funds will help stimulate the growth of industry clusters and intellectual capital, while building regional economies. The program leads to new technologies, marketable products, company formation and job creation.
Related external links (will open a new window):
Washington State Department of Commerce awards $1.5 million in Innovation Partnership Zone grants to build regional economies
Department of Commerce – Olympia, Wash. – November 24, 2009
Washington gives another $250,000 to aerospace center
Seattle PI – Seattle – November 25, 2009
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