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Commerce Dept Unveils 30 Appointees to Natl Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Commerce-DepartmentThe Commerce Department‘s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has selected 30 professionals from the commercial, nonprofit and academic sectors to serve as NACIE members.

DOC said Monday the appointees will provide policy and program recommendations to help  U.S. communities, businesses and workers compete in the global marketplace.

Each NACIE member will serve for a term of up to two years.

“The members of NACIE provide important counsel to the Department of Commerce on the types of federal policies that will support entrepreneurship, innovation and job-driven workforce training, all of which are critical to American competitiveness,” said Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

DOC’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship reviewed applications and chose the third set of NACIE members from a pool of more than 200 applicants.

Click here to view the full list of the 25 new and five reappointed members of the council.

The council is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting in October 2016.

Established in 2010, NACIE operates as an independent organization under the DOC’s Economic Development Administration Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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