The grant was awarded by the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. CSULA officials said the new building will provide lab space for startup scientific companies.
“We already have the talent in our communities — talent possessed by ambitious and creative workers,” county Supervisor Hilda Solis said. “By investing in facilities in our communities today, we give these skilled residents the space and support they need to maximize their potential and turn their ideas into jobs that will fuel long-term economic growth.”
CSULA faculty and students will collaborate with companies working at the lab to share expertise, university officials said.
“The incubator at our university is a win-win for business, education and our local community,” CSULA President William Covino said. “Startups benefit from the knowledge of our faculty and students, students get a chance to apply their classroom work to actual businesses and the companies created in the incubator will provide jobs in our region.”
— City News Service
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