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$1.9 million in Public Works funds to the City of Belfast, Maine, to support construction of utility and road improvements to serve business and industry located along Front Street. The improvements support expansion of the Front Street Shipyard and continuing operations of one of the City’s largest employers. This investment is part of a project totaling $3.8 million that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs, save 130 jobs, and leverage $8.7 million in private investment.
$355,500 in Public Works funds to the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority, Elkin, North Carolina, to fund critical water and sewer infrastructure improvements for the Elkin Corporate Park, a regional industrial park in Surry County. In addition to mitigating environmental impacts, these improvements are needed to increase regional economic resilience through diversification, support green industry, strengthen the emerging automotive cluster, and facilitate the creation of higher paying jobs. This investment is part of a $1.867 million project that the grantee estimates will create 260 jobs and leverage $83 million in private investment.
$1.25 million in Public Works funds to the City of New Braunfels, Texas, to fund the expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels. This expansion supports enhanced workforce training in science and technology in support of the region’s goal of expanding its manufacturing and industrial base. The project is a collaborative effort between the cities of New Braunfels and Seguin. This investment is part of a $5 million project.
$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the City of Dallas, Texas, to fund infrastructure improvements to support the Briscoe Carpenter Center (BCC) in Dallas. The BCC facility will provide workforce training and educational programs in the sciences to meet the growing demand for a skilled workforce in south Dallas. This investment is part of a $1.5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs and leverage $312,000 in private investment.
$912,500 in Public Works funds to the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Lancaster County, South Carolina, to construct water, sewer, and road infrastructure to support a new international textile manufacturing in Lancaster County. The new manufacturing facility will leverage the state’s workforce, its proximity to cotton producers, and its access to the Port of Charleston’s direct service routes to China. This investment is part of a $1.825 million project that the grantees estimate will create 150 jobs and leverage $55.9 million in private investment.
$790,952 in Public Works funds to the city of Nashville, Georgia, to construct a natural gas line extension to serve the lumber industry in Berrien County. The construction will increase production of lumber products for export and support the expansion and growth of the agri-business industry cluster in the region. This investment is part of a $1,318,253 project that the grantee estimates will create 45 jobs, save 54 jobs, and leverage $8 million in private investment.
$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.