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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist launches regional convenings to secure Tech Hub

 Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist
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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and the Michigan Infrastructure Office, or MIO, recently announced the MI Tech Hub. MI Tech Hub invites Michigan innovators and state leaders to look at collaboration and innovation

The move is in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

A news release says the MI Tech Hub is a series of meetings to drive regional collaboration and secure federal funding from the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs program.

One session was held in East Lansing yesterday and other sessions are planned for Grand Rapids on May 12, Northern Michigan on May 16, and Ann Arbor on May 17.  A session was also held Friday, May 5th in Detroit.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II says, “Michigan is poised to lead the region and the nation as the best place to pioneer cutting-edge technology, conduct groundbreaking research, and pursue transformative innovations,” he adds, “MI Tech Hub will foster meaningful collaboration across the state so that we can secure this critical federal funding.”

Currently, $500 million in federal funding is available for regional Tech Hubs focused on accelerating innovation in key industries of the future such as automation, AI, nuclear technology and more.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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