Regional Partnerships

2018 Alabama Launchpad Regional Programs

EDPA is pleased to welcome the Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad as the newest regional expansion to the statewide Alabama Launchpad program. The Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad is operated by the City of Auburn, in partnership with Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, and Auburn Research & Technology Foundation.  The program will help entrepreneurs and businesses through funding, startup competitions, resources and more.  The Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad helps companies start, stay and grow in the greater Auburn region, while supporting, advocating and recognizing entrepreneurship locally and statewide.


Shoals Regional
Auburn Regional (more details to come)



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The regional program provides a way for regions focused on innovation-based economic development to map existing programs along the capital continuum, create more clarity for entrepreneurs on where and how to access resources, identify gaps in the local ecosystem, connect local and state resources, and leverage funding. EDPA will admit two regions per year over the next five years.

For more information on the Regional Alabama Launchpad program, download the RFP linked here. Please note that April 3, 2017 was the deadline to apply for regions launching in 2018. Please check back in January 2018 for details on when we will begin accepting applications for regions launching in 2019. Please send comments or questions to Angela Wier via email