research-parkPULLMAN, Wash. – A recent federal grant will allow Washington State University to study the economic and technical viability of renovating the buildings at its research and technology park on the north edge of campus. 

The WSU Offices of Economic Development and Commercialization received a $158,467 Science and Research Park Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“This grant helps build toward our long-term goal to foster more business development and innovation, both from WSU and the community, for the economic prosperity of the region and the state,” said Anson Fatland, WSU associate vice president for economic development.

“Supporting innovators and entrepreneurs at every stage is crucial to ensuring America remains competitive in the global economy,” said Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development.

For more information, including a list of 2014 grant recipients, see http://www.eda.gov/oie/2014-risp-competition.htm.

Learn more about WSU’s Office of Economic Development at http://economicdevelopment.wsu.edu/ and the Office of Commercialization at http://commercialization.wsu.edu/.