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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) today announced a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Wichita State University and the Wichita Entrepreneurship Coalition. The award will support the resources necessary to recruit, support and enable regional entrepreneurs, and improve the coalition’s access to technology and startup resources.

“Wichita is home to a diverse group of entrepreneurs that support and grow Sedgwick County’s technological innovation market,” said Sen. Moran. “With an economy that serves not just Kansas, but the globe, I am pleased to see that this investment will accelerate current entrepreneurial efforts and improve access to the startup resources that keep Wichita manufacturers and businesses at the forefront of innovation.”

“Entrepreneurs and small businesses have always been innovators, using the limited tools and resources they have to create opportunities, provide jobs, and invest in their communities,” said Sen. Marshall. “This investment from the Economic Development Administration will fund the Wichita Entrepreneurship Coalition, which will help to recruit, support, and enable entrepreneurs in their endeavors across the region, and provide opportunities for innovative partnerships in South Central Kansas.”

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