Senator Reverend Warnock toured the project with Commerce Secretary Raimondo last December
Senator Reverend Warnock championed funding of regional tech hubs in the Chips and Science law, which was signed into law earlier in the summer
Senator Reverend Warnock: “I’m thrilled to see federal dollars continuing to come to Georgia Tech, one of the top research institutions in the country, to carry on their work of creating an innovation economy in Atlanta and the surrounding region.”
ICYMI from 11 Alive: Sen. Warnock, U.S. Commerce Secretary announce grant to boost Atlanta economies
Washington, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced the Georgia Institute of Technology would receive a $65 million grant for the Georgia AI Manufacturing (GA-AIM) program as part of continued funding for science, innovation research and workforce development funded through the landmark American Rescue Plan. The Georgia AI Manufacturing program is a consortium of regional partners that works to integrate artificial intelligence across Georgia’s industries, including semiconductors, batteries and electrification, food production, and aerospace and defense. Senator Warnock joined Secretary Raimondo in Atlanta last December to view the beginning of GA-AIM.
“Georgia students shouldn’t have to go to New York or the Silicon Valley if they want to work at an exciting tech and research center,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “That’s why I am glad Commerce Secretary Raimondo joined me in visiting Georgia Tech last year to view the strong work being done in this area. I’m thrilled to see federal dollars continuing to come to Georgia Tech, one of the top research institutions in the country, to carry on their work of creating an innovation economy in Atlanta and the surrounding region. I was proud to secure robust investments in the Chips and Science law to build regional tech hubs across the country, and I hope to see many across the state of Georgia.”
GA-AIM is funded through a pilot program for “regional tech hubs,” which are consortiums that bring together local partners to create regional technology and innovation economies all over the country. The Chips and Science law, legislation championed by Senator Warnock, authorizes 20 regional tech hubs. MIT researchers identified Warner Robins, Columbus, Savannah, and Sandy Springs as ideal locations for more of these hubs. This crucial funding will create Georgia jobs by investing in the state’s workforce and investing in the state’s research and development capacity.
For more information about Senator Warnock’s leadership in passing the Chips and Science Law, visit HERE.