Palo Alto Weekly: Federal boost to local firms

July 9, 2010
In The News

Chris Kenrick reports on Rep. Eshoo's work acquiring funds for high-tech research and development in Sillicon Valley in the July 9, 2010 Palo Alto Weekly:


Stanford University received nearly $6 million in ARPA-E funds, mostly for projects involving building efficiency and also for an all-electron batter project.


Those funds are among the nearly $700 million flowing to more than 550 projects in the 14th Congressional District under the federal Recovery Act, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto.


Eshoo said the district was in the top 10 of all Congressional districts in winning federal contracts, and was No. 1 in California in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, the 14th District received $3.05 billion, or 22 percent, of California federal R&D contracts — more than twice than that received from 2003 to 2006 combined, Eshoo's office said.

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