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Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.


Notice of an open meeting.

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The National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. During this time, members will discuss and finalize the Council's various initiatives focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development and will formally conclude this Council's term.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Pre-clearance is required to attend the meeting in person. Pre-registration is required to comment during the public comment portion of the meeting; each commenter will be limited to no more than five minutes. If you wish to attend the meeting in person or to comment, you must notify Julie Lenzer (see contact information below) no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on October 3, 2016.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Clark Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Those unable to attend the meeting in person but wishing to listen to the proceedings can do so through a conference call line: 888-913-8645, passcode: 4026802.

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Julie Lenzer, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room 78018, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230; email:; telephone: +1 202 482 8001; facsimile: +1 202 273 4781. Please reference “NACIE October 5, 2016” 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 final meeting of the second term of NACIE is to finalize its 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. Copies of the meeting minutes will be available by request within 90 days of the meeting date.

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Dated: September 22, 2016.

Julie Lenzer,

Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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[FR Doc. 2016-23379 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]