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Sac State hosts clean-tech funding seminar

06-03-2010


Congresswoman Doris Matsui welcomes participants to the clean tech forum.
More than 170 representatives of clean-tech businesses learned more about federal funding and financing during a June 3 seminar at Sacramento State's Alumni Center.

The presentation was sponsored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui who, along with University President Alexander Gonzalez, discussed the region's emerging clean-tech sector. Other guest speakers included representatives from the federal Department of Energy, Department of Commerce and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Participants were given information about loans and other funding available through the federal government.

"The forum helps match federal resources with our local companies and provide information about ways they can strengthen and grow their businesses to compete in a global marketplace," Matsui said.

"Our region has become a nexus in the clean technology revolution, and Sacramento State is proud to partner with Congresswoman Matsui and other local innovators as we work to educate a new generation of leaders for the green economy," Gonzalez said.

The event included time for participants to network with one another and to visit information booths set up by clean-tech industries.

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