Roane State Community College received $1.64 million grant that will fund several initiatives designed to promote the growth of the composites industry in East Tennessee. The grant was awarded as part of a $37 million Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a multi-agency competition to support the advancement of 20- high-growth, regional industry clusters. Roane State's grant targeted composites, with a focus on low-cost carbon fiber technology. Grant partners with Roane State include the Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium, University of Tennessee Center for Industrail Services, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, East Tennessee Economic Council, Innovations Valley, Inc., Tech 2020, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association, Composite Applications Group, Poly Carbon Industries, Scenic Industries, and boat companies represented by the Tellico Reservior Development Agency. Roane State has developed a project called the Advanced Composites Employment Accelerator. According to economic development estimates, the effort is expected to produce 750 new jobs in the composites industry.
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