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July 18, 2021

New drug manufacturer, hotel to anchor $240 million OKC innovation district development

A start-up pharmaceutical manufacturer with a reported potential to employ thousands is set to anchor a $240 million mixed-use development being built next year at the gateway to Oklahoma City’s innovation district.

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May 3, 2022

'We have to think differently.' OKC vies for $55M grant to grow biosciences industry

A group of Oklahoma City’s leading civic, bio-science and university players pitched a vision Monday on how they hope to work together to use a $55 million Economic Development Administration Grant to further build up the region’s growing innovation cluster.

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September 2, 2022

U.S. Economic Development Administration Awards $35 million Grant to the Oklahoma Biotech Innovation Cluster

Today, President Biden will announce the Oklahoma Biotech Innovation Cluster as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic development competition in decades. Funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Regional Challenge is awarding approximately $35 million in grants to the Oklahoma Biotech Innovation Cluster, led by the Oklahoma City Economic Development Foundation, to expand the biotechnology industry in the Oklahoma City region.

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