The goal of this project is to increase students’ knowledge of how small business is critical to the US fiber, fabric, and related products (FFRP) industry’s global competitiveness. Approximately one-half of all FFRP manufacturing firms in the US are small businesses. It is therefore very likely that graduates with degrees in this area will go on to either work for a small business, to partner with one during the production process, or to start their own.
PI: Nancy Hodges
Source of Funding: USDA
Funding Program: Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program
Award Amount: $466,052
Start Date: 04/01/2020
End Date: 03/31/2023
Link for more information: https://stem.colostate.edu/ruoh-nan-yan-awarded-usda-grant/