IEDC secures $1M to advance entrepreneurship, innovation, education and workforce development in Itasca County
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) today unveiled plans to create a space for entrepreneurial innovation. With over $1 million secured in grant funding, IEDC is renovating a 16,500 square foot facility at 1201 SE 7th Avenue in Grand Rapids. When complete, the space will be a place for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs, students, educators and anyone looking to learn new skills to advance a career in the industrial sector.
“This project has been so long in the making, and we are absolutely thrilled to be moving forward so powerfully,” explained Tamara Lowney, IEDC President. “We were recently awarded a $750K RISE grant from the USDA, which will allow us to acquire equipment, complete renovations, and create an inspiring place for people to explore and iterate big ideas.”
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