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$1,580,800 in Public Works funds to Garten Services, Inc., Salem, Oregon, to fund the renovation of the facility and the acquisition and installation of recycling processing equipment at the Garten Services facility in Salem. These improvements support increased production capacity and workforce training for employment opportunities for persons with disabilities served at the nonprofit facility. This investment is part of a $3,536,611 project that the grantee estimates will create 69 jobs.
$1,071,000 in Public Works funds to Dillon County, South Carolina, to construct core road infrastructure to open up two Dillon County industrial parks for economic development. Growth in the Tri-County I-95 Gateway Industrial Park and the I-95 Mega Site Industrial Park will create new jobs, generate private investment, and enhance the region’s potential for future business growth. This investment is part of a $1.53 million project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.
$400,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Zapata Economic Development Corporation (ZEDC), Zapata, Texas, to support collaboration with regional stakeholders to develop public-private partnerships that will increase the region's competitiveness, map the region's assets and develop a list of target industries that will drive economic diversification beyond the traditional tourism, agriculture, and energy industries. In addition, ZEDC will identify and develop strategies to address weaknesses in workforce training, infrastructure, and other critical areas that have previously inhibited economic development. This investment is part of a $500,000 project.
$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Great Falls Development Authority, Great Falls, Montana, to support expansion of the Great Falls Regional Manufacturing Partnership’s implementation strategy, which covers an 11-county manufacturing hub in north central Montana. The expanded strategy will enable the Great Falls Development Authority to double its current manufacturing partnership efforts by diversifying the economy of the targeted region and cultivating an environment to grow well-paying jobs in the manufacturing sectors. This project will help replace jobs lost due to the deactivation of the 564th Missile Squadron from Malmstrom Air Force Base in 2009. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.