The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has recognized Missouri State University as a Designated University Center.
The center is a cross-functional partnership led by the Division of Community and Global Partnerships – efactory; Missouri SBDC at MSU; Jordan Valley Innovation Center; Research Administration; the Provost’s office; and the Center for Resource Planning and Management (CRPM).
As a grantee, MSU could receive $750,000 in funding over the next five years to create the University Center, which will support regional economic resiliency. The university will match the federal grant funds, bringing the total project cost to $1.5 million.
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As the university’s center for business and economic development, efactory provides support to startups, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. It is a pivotal link between the university and employers, serving as the primary interface and gateway for collaboration.
“This competitive award is an exciting designation for Missouri State University and shows the caliber of our programs on a national stage,” said Rachel Anderson, efactory executive director. “We’re excited to develop new…