Indianapolis, Ind. - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced that, with his support, Pike County Progress Partners, Inc., has been awarded significant federal funding--a $787,000 award--from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help support the construction of an Entrepreneurship & Technology Center in Pike County. The new center will provide a modern business incubator that offers co-working space, prototyping capabilities, and essential equipment for start-up businesses. In addition, Indianapolis Power & Light will operate a dedicated training space within the center to provide electrical training for high school students from southwest Indiana.
Donnelly, who wrote a letter of support for the federal award, said, "I was proud to help Pike County Progress Partners secure this significant federal investment for a new Entrepreneurship & Technology Center. This funding will provide residents in Pike County and southwest Indiana with a new center where students, entrepreneurs, and start-ups can access training and a co-working space. This center will also create an innovative environment for developing ideas and launching new businesses."
Ashley Willis, Executive Director of the Pike County Economic Development Corp. said, "Pike County is grateful for Senator Donnelly's support for the Entrepreneurship & Technology Center, as he was instrumental in strengthening our regional workforce with training, innovation and cutting-edge technology. With the federal support, Pike County will transform the workforce initiatives across southwest Indiana and develop the entrepreneurial spirit with the resources of the co-working and maker space."
Lisa Gehlhausen, Executive Director of Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission said, "The southern Indiana region is thrilled about the Economic Development Administration award for the construction of an Entrepreneurship and Technology Center in Pike County to build and sustain the local economy. The Center will encourage innovation and develop new job initiatives through entrepreneurship, networking, mentoring, training, certifications, enhancement of talent and will also contain space for collaborative design experiences."
For information on how Senator Donnelly's office can assist cities, municipalities, and groups applying for federal grants, please visit https://www.donnelly.senate.gov/help/grants.
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