Tech hub funding bill getting bipartisan support, Stroebel says
8 Jan 2024
Sen. Duey Stroebel says he’s seeing bipartisan support for a bill that would provide $7.5 million in state matching funds for the Wisconsin BioHealth Tech Hub effort.
The Saukville Republican and Rep. Amanda Nedweski, R-Pleasant Prairie, recently sent a co-sponsorship memo to lawmakers on the proposal.
The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 provided $10 billion for the program over five years, and the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act added another $500 million to launch the program, the memo shows. The state’s biohealth tech hub consortium was one of 31 to receive federal designation and one of 29 to get strategy development funding.