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31 Tech Hubs Designated Across America To Create Jobs, Strengthen US Competitiveness, And Protect National Security

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By Godson Umejiego, Bureau Chief, The Americas

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced the designation of 31 Tech Hubs in regions across the country. This is the first phase of the new Tech Hubs programme, an economic development initiative designed to drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening a region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy technology that will advance American competitiveness.

The programme, authorized by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act and administered by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), invests directly in burgeoning, high-potential US regions and aims to transform them into globally competitive innovation centers. Designation is an endorsement of the region’s plans to supercharge their respective technological industries to create jobs, strengthen US competitiveness, and protect national security. [Full list of designation benefits]

These Tech Hubs are located across 32 states and Puerto Rico, and represent a cross-section of urban and rural regions.  EDA also awarded 29 Strategy Development Grants (SDG) to help communities significantly increase local coordination and planning activities. Such development could make selected grantees more competitive for future Tech Hubs funding opportunities.

The Tech Hubs Designees are:

Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Tech Hub

Advancing Gallium Nitride (GaN) Tech Hub

American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Tech Hub

Baltimore Tech Hub

Birmingham Biotechnology Hub

Corvallis Microfluidics Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

Critical Minerals and Materials for Advanced Energy (CM2AE) Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

Elevate Quantum Colorado

Forest Bioproducts Advanced Manufacturing Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

Greater Philadelphia Region Precision Medicine Tech Hub

Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind Propeller (*SDG recipient)

Headwaters Hub (*SDG recipient)

Heartland BioWorks

iFAB Tech Hub

Intermountain-West Nuclear Energy Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

Kansas City Inclusive Biologics and Biomanufacturing Tech Hub

Minnesota MedTech Hub 3.0

Nevada Lithium Batteries and Other EV Material Loop

New Energy New York (NENY) Battery Tech Hub

NY SMART I-Corridor Tech Hub

Ocean Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

Pacific Northwest Mass Timber Tech Hub

PRBio Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

ReGen Valley Tech Hub

SC Nexus for Advanced Resilient Energy

South Florida Climate Resilience Tech Hub

Sustainable Polymers Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

The Bloch Tech Hub

Tulsa Hub for Equitable & Trustworthy Autonomy (THETA)

Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub (*SDG recipient)

The Strategy Development Grant (SDG) recipients are:

Advanced Manufacturing of Critical Materials Strategy Development Consortium

Alaska Tech Strategy Development Consortium

Black Hills Deep Underground Frontier Strategy Development Consortium

Carolinas Innovation Center for Optics and Metrology (CICOM) Strategy Development Consortium

Corvallis Microfluidics Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Critical Minerals and Materials for Advanced Energy (CM2AE) Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Forest Bioproducts Advanced Manufacturing Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind Propeller (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Headwaters Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Intermountain-West Nuclear Energy Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Lithium Valley Clean Tech Strategy Development Consortium

Materials Advancement and Research Solutions (MARS) Strategy Development Consortium

Medical Device Manufacturing Multiplier Strategy Development Consortium

Midwest Wireless Innovation Strategy Development Consortium

Model-Based Enterprise Tech Strategy Development Consortium

North Central Pressed Materials Strategy Development Consortium

Ocean Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Pacific Northwest Smart Energy Strategy Development Consortium

PRBio Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Regional Energy Business, Education, & Commercialization Convergence Accelerator (REBECCA) Energy Strategy Development Consortium

Secure Manufacturing in South Texas Strategy Development Consortium

Southeast Biotech Collaborative (SEBC) Strategy Development Consortium

Sustainable Polymers Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

Virginia’s Additive Manufacturing & Applied Materials Strategy Development Consortium

West Virginia Advanced Energy & Industrial Technology Manufacturing (WV-AEIM) Strategy Development Consortium

Western North Carolina Industrialized Construction (NCIC) Strategy Development Consortium

Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub (*Tech Hubs Designee)

WV Tech Strategy Development Consortium

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