Hickenlooper to sign advanced-industry grant bill in Greeley

Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit Greeley to sign a bill Wednesday that authorizes proof-of-concept grants for high-tech Colorado startups.

Hickenlooper will visit the University of Northern Colorado to sign the Advanced Industries Accelerator Act, which creates a grant program to promote commercialization of new technologies. Rep. Dave Young, D-Greeley and Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, as well as Sens. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, and Pat Steadman, D-Denver, introduced House Bill 1001.

Colorado-based companies focusing on advanced manufacturing, aerospace, life sciences, electronics, energy and natural resources, infrastructure engineering and information technology can qualify for the grants. The grants will range from $150,000 to $500,000.

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