WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $28,205 in funds to the Ohio State University Endeavor Center in Piketon. These funds will go toward a study to help the business incubator determine how best to use its resources to support new businesses and create jobs in the area. The funds for this study are a part of the EDA’s Technical Assistance grant program, which helps local business incubators promote economic development and alleviate unemployment.

“Ohio small businesses support local economies,” said Brown. “This investment ensures the OSU Endeavor Center in Piketon has the resources it needs to help local businesses expand and bring jobs to the area.”

The Ohio State University Endeavor Center is a business incubator that provides local businesses professional office space in flexible configurations, access to advanced technology, networking opportunities with other small business and access to expert business counseling on a free and timely basis in Piketon.