Wisconsin’s federally-designated tech hub will receive nearly $50 million from the federal government to help the state’s growing biohealth sector continue to expand and innovate.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced the $49 million in federal grant funding on Tuesday. On a call with reporters Monday, she said the Badger State was selected from more than 192 initial applications, and is one of just 12 selected for a final tech hub designation and funding.

“In line with Wisconsin tradition, this tech hub will be innovative. It will be collaborative and it will move us forward,” Baldwin said. “Collaboration has really been the secret sauce that has made our bid for a tech hub successful.”

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