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Commerce's EDA Launches New Website to Accelerate Regional Innovation

Developed in partnership with the State Science & Technology Institute, the new website — — highlights how VDOs are helping entrepreneurs turn their innovations into businesses by providing direct funding and increasing access to capital.

Pennington wins Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

EKU’s Andrew Pennington wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge; other EKU students place in competition

Growing up around a building materials business, Andrew Pennington of Richmond said he often wondered what happened to surplus or salvage building materials after contractors finished a job.

CEDET Business Incubator Helps Local Entrepreneurs Grow Businesses

Tucked quietly away in a corner of Eastern Kentucky University’s Business and Technology Center are several rather non-descript small offices.

But it’s home to four area entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of a smorgasbord of services available through the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology at EKU to grow their fledgling businesses.

Silicon Hollow Association marketing Appalachia as high-tech

The Silicon Hollow Association has evolved from a series of forums and events supporting a growing IT industry cluster. The Silicon Hollow Association is a network of IT and computing science firms based in eastern and south central Kentucky. Our goal is to provide our clients with outstanding telecommunication services for their businesses.

ICC clients receive New Energy Ventures funds

Clients served by the Eastern Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, based at Eastern Kentucky University, are among those at the forefront of Kentucky’s efforts to become a national leader in energy technology and production.At a news conference March 1 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Gov.

ICC client receives National Science Foundation grant

The Eastern Region Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC) at Eastern Kentucky University has announced that one of its clients, Quansor Corporation, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for $149,703.

The NSF awarded the SBIR Phase I award to the Richmond-based corporation for a real-time monitor to detect waterborne contaminants.

Website Full of New Data

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has unveiled its newly updated website:

You are encouraged to visit the state's website to view new sections on Small Business Assistance, Market Development, Workforce Training, Site Selection and the new and improved Data Center.

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