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ASU Gets $97,850 Grant for University Center Program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University will receive $97,850 from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, to be used to provide technical assistance, applied research, information dissemination, and program management to help promote entrepreneurship, and increase long-term competitiveness and economic diversification in the region.

"These federal dollars will allow ASU to continue the outstanding work they are doing to increase regional and community economic development by providing workforce training, and assistance for small businesses," said 1st District Congressman Marion Berry.  "An educated workforce is essential to growing the local economy and this grant will give ASU more resources to empower their students with the skills to succeed, which will ultimately benefit the economy."

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