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Notice of National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meeting

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Economic Development Administration, Commerce.


Notice of an open meeting.


The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and Friday, September 18, 2015, 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT. During this time, members will continue to work on various Council initiatives which include: Innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce talent. Additionally, the Council will discuss and identify next steps.


Thursday, September 17, 2015, Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

Friday, September 18, 2015, Time: 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT


Department of Commerce, Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. September 17-18, 2015, Teleconference: Dial-In: 1-888-469-3146, Passcode: 1371820.

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Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room 78018, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; email:; telephone: 202-482-8001; fax: 202-273-4781. Please reference “NACIE September 17-18 Meeting” in the subject line of your correspondence.

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The Council was chartered on November 10, 2009 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. NACIE's overarching focus is recommending transformational policies to the Secretary that will help U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce become more globally competitive. The Council operates as an independent entity within the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), which is housed within the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration. NACIE members are a diverse and dynamic group of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors, as well as leaders from nonprofit organizations and academia.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Council's planned work initiatives in three focus areas: Workforce/talent, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The final agenda will be posted on the NACIE Web site at​oie/​nacie/​ prior to the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent questions and comments concerning the Council's affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the contact information below. Those unable to attend the meetings in person but wishing to listen to the proceedings can do so through a conference call line: 1-888-469-3146, passcode: 1371820 for both meeting days on September 17 and September 18. Copies of the meeting minutes will be available by request within 90 days of the meeting date.

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Dated: August 25, 2015.

Julie Lenzer Kirk,

Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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[FR Doc. 2015-21459 Filed 8-28-15; 8:45 am]