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DuPont, U.D., Gov. Carney seek millions for R&D hub (Update)

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A partnership including the DuPont Co. and the University of Delaware has applied for $5 million in grants from the cash-strapped Delaware state government to help prepare the DuPont Experimental Station outside Wilmington to recruit new tenants, in hopes of generating tech jobs at small firms after DuPont cutbacks.

Delaware Innovation Space Inc. "is seeking a Delaware Strategic Fund Grant in an amount up to $5,000,000 over three years in partnership with the University of Delaware and DuPont" to get started at the Experimental Station, according to the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Delaware Economic Development Authority's Council on Development Finance.

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