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U.S. Economic Development Administration Tech Hubs program

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Gulf Wind Technology are excited to be part of the core team building a growth strategy to leverage the U.S. Economic Development Administration Tech Hubs program for Gulf Coast Louisiana.

Fantastic work by the Louisiana consortia!

The GLOW Propeller consortium brings together public and private partners, including five universities (Louisiana State University, Southern University, Tulane University, University of New Orleans and Xavier University), two community colleges (Delgado Community College and Nunez Community College), industry (Gulf Wind Technology, RWE), as well as (Greater New Orleans, Inc. – GNO, Inc., The Water Institute, Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, City of New Orleans and Port Fourchon Louisiana.

“The EDA’s Tech Hub Program is an innovative and important catalyst in our country’s energy transition. The GLOW Propeller Consortium showcases Louisiana State’s depth of skills and capabilities applicable to advanced wind turbine technology. Leveraging the Tech Hub Program funding, the consortium has the participants and team to deliver highly impactful technological, industrial and economic transition in Louisiana State and the wider Gulf region. Gulf Wind Technology and it’s Shell sponsored Technology Accelerator facility, based in Louisiana, will be key partners in delivering this innovation program for the region.” said James Martin, CEO Gulf Wind Technology

About the Tech Hubs Program

The Tech Hubs Program will invest directly in regions with the assets, resources, capacity, and potential to transform into globally competitive innovation centers in approximately 10 years, while catalyzing the creation of good jobs for American workers at all skill levels, equitably and inclusively.  

The Tech Hubs Program was enacted as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (as the Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs program). The statute authorized $10 billion for the program over five years. As part of the FY 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress appropriated EDA $500 million to launch the program.  This program invests in U.S. regions that are focused on technologies within or across the key technology focus areas outlined in the statute. 

Read more about the Tech Hubs Program here

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