Obama administration officials will visit Blue Ridge Food Ventures today, Aug. 15

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On August 15-16, 2012, Obama Administration senior officials will travel to North Carolina and Louisiana to visit local winners of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, the I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator (a partnership of Louisiana Tech University and Winrock International) and the WNC AgriVentures: Cultivating Jobs and Innovation Project (led by AdvantageWest and Land-of-Sky Regional Council).

On August 15, officials will tour the Blue Ridge Food Ventures kitchen incubator and hold a roundtable in Candler, NC. A tour of the Enterprise Center at the Louisiana Tech Campus will follow the next day, along with a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders. Recently, the Administration announced 13 winners of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to foster job creation and business innovation in rural communities.

For more about the visit and the grant awarded to Advantage West and the Land-of-Sky Regional Council, click here..

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