Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that Invest Nebraska has been awarded a $300,000 grant to focus on AgTech in Nebraska through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program.
Invest Nebraska is a public-private partnership with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and is a major player in the advancement of high-growth businesses across the state.
“We are extremely honored to be the first organization in Nebraska to receive an award under the EDA’s i6 Program,” said Dan Hoffman, CEO of Invest Nebraska.” “Nebraska ranks 4th in the nation for total agricultural cash receipts and ranked 3rd in the nation for growth in technology jobs in 2015. Integrating more technology into agriculture can lead to significant AgTech startups in the state.”
To read more about how the grant will improve Nebraska’s AgTech sector, visit investnebraska.com.