[Source: Inside NAU] – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Friday a $1 million state investment in a northern Arizona business incubator partnership that will further support research-intensive ventures and small business opportunities in the region, ultimately leading to more local high-wage jobs.
Gov. Jan Brewer, left, presents NAU President John Haeger and NAU vice president for Research Laura Huenneke with a ceremonial check for $500,000 in support of the NAU/NACET partnership. NACET also received $500,000 in Recovery Act funds from Brewer.
The Northern Arizona University/Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies partnership was established two years ago to support the creation of successful science- and technology-based companies in northern Arizona. The new funding will be used to advance the center’s existing projects, increase the number of new projects, cultivate spin-off opportunities, provide research opportunities to undergraduates and mentor graduate researchers in start-up business efforts in a true “grow your own” talent initiative.
For more information: Gov. Brewer awards $1M in Recovery Act funds to NAU/NACET partnership