Staff report, WaterWorld Magazine
CLEVELAND, OHIO — The Cleveland Water Alliance is one of 52 organizations nationwide that will receive funding from the U.S. government to support entrepreneurship and grow the economy.
CWA, a non-profit organization that seeks to better utilize the economic and job-creating potential of Lake Erie through innovation and technology, was awarded a $600,000 Industry Challenge grant from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced in a press release.
The EDA announcement included CWA in its grantee highlights, noting the organization’s focus on growing the region’s water economy by providing innovators the ability to conceive of, test, scale-up, and demonstrate innovative water technology directly with customers.
In Cleveland, water technology has been recognized as a strategic industry sector for the region by the Cleveland Innovation Project and its partners, the Cleveland Foundation, Greater Cleveland Partnership, JumpStart, TeamNEO and the Fund For Our Economic Future.