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2012

    December 17-28, 2012

    December 17-28, 2012

    $2,069,600 in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the city of Yankton, South Dakota, to support construction of critical infrastructure improvements to the city of Yankton’s wastewater collection, transmission, and treatment systems necessary to withstand changes in groundwater levels due to future flooding. The improvements will assist the city in recovering from the flooding and erosion that occurred in 2011, and will help with job creation and economic development efforts needed to make the community more resilient to future disasters. This investment is part of a $2.587 million project.

    $1.6 million in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the city of Minot and the Souris Basin Planning Council, Minot, North Dakota, to fund construction of a sewer line and roadway infrastructure in the North Hill section of the city to support construction of a grocery store, multiple retail outlets, apartments and homes, and commercial development. The city was divided in half from the 2011 Mouse River Flood and thousands of residents were stranded without access to very basic needs. This investment will help strengthen the infrastructure needed for a more robust retail base, assist the community in recovering from the flooding and erosion that occurred in 2011, and also help with job creation and economic development efforts needed to make the community more resilient to future disasters. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantees estimate will create 315 jobs and generate $30 million in private investment.

    $1.12 million in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the city of Kingston, New York, to support the repair and stabilization of a tunnel and main thoroughfare in Kingston. Flood waters from Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene caused a sinkhole and tunnel failure on Washington Street. As a result, business and commercial traffic in this vital and busy intersection has been rerouted, creating a financial hardship on businesses in the downtown city center areas. This investment is part of a $1.4 million project.

    $800,000 in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board, Lake George, New York, to recapitalize an existing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) operated by the Lake George/Lake Champlain Regional Planning Board. Following severe flooding in the region caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, the Board saw increased demand from small and medium-sized businesses in need of post disaster recovery aid. The recapitalized RLF will provide low-cost, short-term financing to flood related, at-risk firms, assisting these companies’ ongoing rebuilding and debt consolidation efforts. Assisting these local businesses will position the region to become more economically and physically resilient to disasters in the future. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

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    December 10-14, 2012

    December 10-14, 2012

    $6 million in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the Quonset Development Corporation and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, to support the construction of a bulkhead at the Quonset Business Park. By constructing storm-resistant infrastructure, this project will reduce the impact and economic losses from future storms and preserve jobs at local companies currently at risk from a potential bulkhead failure. This investment is part of a $7.5 million project that the grantees estimate will create 32 jobs, save 80 jobs, and generate $4 million in private investment.

    $488,000 in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the Women’s Enterprise Development Center, White Plains, New York, to support the establishment of a satellite small business and entrepreneurial outreach program at the new Hancock Technology Center at Marist College to sustain and grow private sector business in the Hudson Valley. By diversifying the local economy, this project will increase the Hudson Valley’s resiliency to future disasters following Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene. This investment is part of a $610,000 project.

    $472,000 in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the Windham Regional Commission and the Bennington County Regional Commission, Brattleboro, Vermont, to support disaster recovery capacity building for the southern Vermont region. The project will establish two flood recovery offices that will expand the capacity of public officials and economic development organizations to work effectively with businesses and encourage the development of innovative public/private approaches to economic restructuring, revitalization and resiliency. This investment is part of a $590,601 project.

    $198,000 in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the Town of Star Valley Ranch, Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, to support development of a Master Surface Water Study, a Master Roads Study, and an Economic Development Strategy for the town of Star Valley Ranch. This investment will assist the town recover from the flooding and erosion that occurred in 2011 and will help with job creation and economic development efforts needed make the community more resilient to future disasters. This investment is part of a $247,500 project.

    $170,742 in 2012 Disaster Recovery Relief Opportunity funds to the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency to support the reconstruction of a bulkhead at the Quonset Business Park. By constructing storm-resistant infrastructure, this project will reduce the impact and economic losses from future storms and preserve jobs at local companies currently at risk from a potential bulkhead failure. This project is part of a $213,428 project.

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    October 1-5, 2012

    October 1-5, 2012

    $1,000,000 to the Burlington Electric Department to assist in the establishment of an Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (EE RLF). The fund will provide on-bill loan financing for up to 150 commercial electric users seeking to make efficiency electrical improvements. Energy savings from these energy efficiency improvements will encourage business growth. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that creates 18 new jobs and leverages $4 million in private investment. (EAA-RLF)

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    September 24-28, 2012

    September 24-28, 2012

    $2,929,200 to the City of Garden Grove, CA to construct roadway, infrastructure, and drainage improvements along Harbor Boulevard to assist existing and developing commercial areas in Garden Grove. Drainage improvements will mitigate effects of storms by increasing resiliency to flooding. This project supports the hotel and leisure industry cluster, capitalizing on the community's close proximity to the Disney Resort. This EDA investment is part of a $5,858,400 project that creates 930 new jobs and leverages $290 million in private investment. (EAA-Disaster)

    $2,503,731 to the City of South Gate, CA to fund the improvements to the intersection of Firestone Boulevard at Atlantic Avenue in Los Angeles. This project improves access to the region's industrial areas and opens new areas for manufacturing. This EDA investment is part of a $5,302,743 project that creates 245 new jobs. (Public Works)

    $2,500,000 to the Norman Economic Development Coalition, Inc. and the City of Norman, OK to fund critical infrastructure for the development of University North Park (UNP) in Norman. This project supports the development of the UNP Advanced Manufacturing Center and UNP Corporate Center, and will encourage the growth of aerospace, medical devices, and other high-tech, advanced manufacturing clusters. This EDA investment is part of a $5,000,300 project that creates 100 high-skill high-wage jobs. (Public Works)

    $2,262,787 to the Village of Greenfield, OH to provide structural enhancements to the rail line that runs from Greenfield to Midland. The improved rail line will provide regional manufacturers with more reliable and alternative infrastructure, allowing the region's industrial manufacturing cluster to expand. This EDA investment is part of a $3,751,125 project that creates 72 new jobs, save 812 existing jobs and leverage $8.8 million in private investments. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $2,124,000 to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, CA to fund the construction of two parking lots, a solar power generation photo voltaic canopy structure, and capital equipment for a laboratory and prototyping/training workshop at the Kretz Innovation campus in Los Angeles. This project develops a Cleantech industry hub for government, research institutions, industry and investors to demonstrate and evaluate new clean technologies towards commercialization. This EDA investment is part of a $3,540,000 project that creates 171 new jobs. (Public Works)

    $2,122,046 to Applied Strategies International, Ltd., IL to fund the activities of the Midwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Chicago, Illinois, that serves firms located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $3,137,456 project. (TAAC)

    $2,121,000 the City of San Leandro, CA to support the construction of the conduit for a fiber optic network in the City of San Leandro. This project expands broadband access and support the expansion of businesses to create opportunities for higher-skilled jobs and long-term economic diversification while positioning the region to successfully compete in the global economy. This EDA investment is part of a $4,242,000 project that creates 1000 new jobs and leverage $110 million in private investments. (Public Works)

    $2,060,000 to Washington State University, WA to support the purchase of equipment to be used in product development and workforce training in Benton and Franklin counties. This project supports both workforce development and economic diversification through the use of advanced processing procedures. This EDA investment is part of a $4,120,000 project, which develops a trained workforce to meet the growing demands of a diversified economy. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $1,998,000 to the City of Visalia, CA to fund the construction of storm water drainage infrastructure improvements to control flooding and improve streets in downtown Visalia. This project mitigates economic distress caused by flooding and will lead to increased resiliency and support business expansion in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $2,561,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (EAA-Disaster)

    $1,910,468 to the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc., MA to fund the activities of the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $3,075,902 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,804,288 to the Mid-Atlantic Employers' Association, PA to fund the activities of the Mid-Atlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, which serves import-impacted firms located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $2,800,884 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,800,000 to the St. Mary Levee District and Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District, LA to fund the design and engineering of improved flood control in south central Louisiana. This project will also support business expansion in the region's oil and gas, shipbuilding, and seafood industries. This project mitigates economic distress caused by frequent flooding in the region, and will lead to increased resiliency and business opportunities in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $5,000,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (EAA-Disaster)

    $1,762,110 to the City of Brookings and Curry County, OR to fund the construction of infrastructure improvements at the Brookings Airport and adjacent industrial park. This project mitigates the effects of future coastal flooding by establishing the airport as a staging area for response and recovery efforts and developing the industrial park to further economic diversification and expansion. This EDA investment is part of a $2,936,850 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (EAA-Disaster)

    $1,664,127 to the Regents of the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO to fund the activities of the Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center at the Regents of the University of Colorado in Boulder, which serves import-impacted firms located in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $2,037,785 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,655,800 to the Regents of the University of Michigan to fund the activities of the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which serves firms located in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $2,202,300 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,600,000 to the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, AK to construct a value-added salmon filet processing plant with blast freezer in Emmonak. This project allows the Yukon Delta to increase production and expand its domestic and international markets. The facility will also serve as an emergency command center in the event of ice jams and flooding. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that creates 50 new jobs and leverages $4.5 million in private investment. (EAA-Disaster)

    $1,584,995 to the Knox County Development Corporation/City of Vincennes, IN to construct critical water and sewer infrastructure to allow new growth in the Industrial Park in Knox County. The project will allow the region to build upon the agricultural strengths of the region and strengthen that cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $3,169,990 project that creates 300 new jobs and leverages $60 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,535,848 (amended from the original $1,362,944) to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, GA to fund the activities of the Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves firms located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $2,001,050 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,506,924 (Amended from original amount $1,342,133) to The Curators of the University of Missouri Columbia, MO to fund the activities of the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Columbia, Missouri, which serves import-impacted firms located in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $2,284,506 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,500,000 to the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government, AK to fund the construction of a marine service, repair and supply center on St. Paul Island. As the only facility of this type within hundreds of miles, the project supports the growth of small businesses, creating jobs for local residents and strengthening the region's fishing industry. This EDA investment is part of a $4,000,000 project that creates 200 new jobs, retains 100 jobs and leverages $17 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,500,000 to the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Water System, TX to fund the construction of water system infrastructure at the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio. This project supports the redevelopment of the base's North Airfield, which will enable growth of the aerospace industry in the region by opening additional industrial sites that provide runway access. This EDA investment is part of a $3,000,000 project that supports the expansion of industrial airport and inland port facility in support of growing aerospace industry cluster. (Public Works)

    $1,454,898 to the University of Texas at San Antonio, TX to fund the activities of the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in San Antonio, TX, which serves firms located in: Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $1,558,273 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,454,491 to the Trade Task Group, WA to fund the activities of the Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Seattle, Washington, which serves firms located in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $1,687,939 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,312,000 to the State of Hawaii Civil Defense Division, HI to replace and upgrades sirens to insure reliability and longevity. This project also includes tsunami awareness outreach campaigns, to assist visitors and residents with preparing and responding to tsunami warnings. This project mitigates economic distress caused by inadequate safety equipment and will lead to increased resiliency and support business expansion in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $1,640,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (EAA-Disaster)

    $1,304,497 to the University of Southern California to fund the activities of the Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (WTAAC) in Los Angeles, CA, which serves firms located in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $1,826,990 project that enables companies stressed by foreign competition to successfully adapt to changing conditions of the worldwide market. (TAAC)

    $1,200,000 to the City of Alice, TX to fund the construction of infrastructure to support the development of a multi-use complex in Alice. The complex will house the Alice Development and Training Center, a facility that will provide services to small businesses and space for workforce development. This project will assist in the City's efforts to attract new businesses, diversify the economy, create jobs, and ensure economic stability. This EDA investment is part of a $4,462,000 project that supports economic diversification and growth in the region. (Public Works)

    $1,200,000 to the City of Shreveport, LA to construct storm drainage infrastructure for a film industry back lot in Shreveport. This project supports the growing film industry cluster in the region and will serve as a catalyst for further economic growth and diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that creates 50 new jobs and leverages $5 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,200,000 to the City of San Angelo, TX to support the construction of a Concho Valley Regional Fire Training Center to be located in San Angelo. The facility, which will serve Coke, Concho, Crocket, Irion, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, and Tom Green counties, will increase the region's ability to manage and contain wildfire disasters mitigating the effects on the region's economy. This EDA investment is part of a $2,028,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (EAA-Disaster)

    $1,189,500 to the City of Dawson, MN to construct critical roadway and related infrastructure to upgrade an existing 40-acre industrial park and to construct a new 65-acre industrial park nearby. The project also includes a new wastewater pretreatment facility to allow industrial expansion and make possible growth in the city's agricultural processing cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $2,379,000 project that creates 137 new jobs and leverages $35 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,173,169.95 to the Research Foundation SUNY Binghamton to support the activities of the New York State Trade Adjustment Assistance Center at the Research Foundation State University of New York in Binghamton, which serves import-impacted firms located in New York, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This EDA investment is part of a $1,397,741.95 project. (TAAC)

    $1,000,000 to Abbeville County, South Carolina to construct a new small business and industry incubator building in the county's Lakelands Commerce Center to enhance ongoing efforts to provide entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses with quality space to develop and expand. This EDA investment is part of a $1,375,000 project that will create a business environment to support and grow small business and industry for sustainable economic development in the region. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $1,000,000 to the City of San Benito, Texas to construct the San Benito Cultural and Heritage Museum, a project that consolidates four existing tourist sites into a larger facility in San Benito. This project, combined with a dedicated marketing strategy, will advance tourism in the region, and lead to an increase in visitors and additional opportunities for economic growth. This project will increase tourism and lead to job creation and economic growth. This EDA investment is part of a $1,880,000 project. (Public Works)

    $1,000,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission in Louisiana to rebuild the subgrade of a rail line that connects to Port Allen's Inland Rivers Marine Terminal. This EDA investment is part of a $2,541,000 project that will increase the resiliency of the line and ensure that it remains open during flooding events, allowing area industries to maintain supply lines and the shipment of goods. (EAA- Disaster)

    $1,000,000 to the Southern University System Foundation and Southern University and A&M College to construct a Center for Business Opportunities and Disaster Recovery on the campus of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Center will provide business incubation space, entrepreneurial training, and outreach services to small businesses throughout the region. This EDA investment is part of a $1,250,000 project that will supports disaster resiliency through economic diversification. (EAA- Disaster)

    $1,000,000 to University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, to support the purchase of specialized equipment for career and professional training in optometry. This project supports the growth of the health services industry cluster, creating opportunities from the associate's degree to doctoral levels and increasing high-skill, high-wage jobs in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,600 project that will increase access to professional training opportunities. (Public Works)

    $1,000,000 to the University of Texas at San Antonio to assist communities throughout south Texas better position themselves to benefit economically from the opportunities presented by the exploration of the Eagle Ford Shale. The University of Texas at San Antonio will work with the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium to increase community capacity, develop strategic plans, improve leadership, share best practices, and provide technical assistance to support small businesses and public private partnerships. This EDA investment is part of a $1,428,572 project. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $1,000,000 to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, Washington, DC to support disaster resiliency capacity development for communities in the Southeast region. The researchers will identify communities that have been impacted by past natural disasters and requested assistance and engage local leadership to collaboratively develop strategies and actions focusing on economic resiliency and disaster mitigation. This EDA investment is part of a $1,250,000. (EAA-Disaster)

    $964,250 to the town of Preston, Connecticut to fund building demolition and site preparation of the former abandoned and blighted Norwich Hospital for adaptive reuse and re-development into the proposed multi-use Preston Riverwalk Development project. This EDA investment is part of a $1,928,500 project that will diversify and energize the region's economic base with new business construction expected to supplement the area's bioscience and defense industry clusters. (Public Works)

    $950,000 to the city of San Augustine, Texas, to construct water and waste water infrastructure in the City of San Augustine. This project supports the expansion plans of local businesses which will generate opportunities for job creation and economic growth. This EDA investment is part of a $1,900,000 project that will create 100 jobs. (Public Works)

    $850,000 to the city of Santa Cruz, California, to support the development of the design, specifications and engineering report to repair the tsunami damaged wharf in the City of Santa Cruz. This project also funds the development of a strategic master plan to increase resiliency to future disasters through economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $1,020,000 project that will support a community's long-term recovery, spur job creation, leverage private investment, and promote disaster resiliency. (EAA- Disaster)

    $777,690 to Crescent City, California to construct water, sewer, roads, drainage and electrical infrastructure to a shoreline facility. This EDA investment is part of a $1,031,520 project that will increase resiliency to future tsunamis and tidal damage by hardening vital infrastructure and supports restoration and growth of the region's tourism and fishing industry clusters. (EAA- Disaster)

    $750,000 to Indian Hills Community College to construct a flexible, multi-use business incubator at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, IA. The new incubator will offer local incubation space to companies in the region's thriving bio-processing cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $1,946,054 project that will create 450 jobs and leverage $8.4 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $700,000 to the Native Village of Mekoryuk, AK to fund the construction of a facility to produce reindeer meat and products. This project supports economic resiliency by enhancing regional food security, while increasing the region's export potential by taking advantage of the increasing national and international demand for reindeer meat and products. This EDA investment is part of an $866,000 project that creates 50 new jobs and leverages $500,000 in private investment. (EAA-Disaster)

    $607,050 to the Region XII Council of Governments, IA to recapitalize an existing EDA-funded Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) administered by the Region XII Council of Governments, IA. These additional funds will assist small businesses in Carroll, Crawford, Greene, and Guthrie counties by providing gap financing critical to ensuring ongoing economic recovery following the devastating Midwest floods of 2008. This EDA investment is part of a $607,050 project that supports continued small business renewal in areas impacted by the 2008 Midwest floods. (RLF-Disaster)

    $503,947 to the Tazewell County Board of Commissioners and Cincinnati Township, IL to construct critical roadway improvements in Cincinnati Township to allow heavy truck traffic required for industrial expansion. This EDA investment is part of a $2,519,737 project that creates 100 new jobs and leverages $7.4 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $362,185 to the Greater New Orleans Development Fund (GNODF) and New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Inc. (NOBIC), LA to support the expansion of industries that rebuild wetlands, implement water management strategies, promote clean technologies, and perform other risk mitigation activities in southeastern Louisiana. This project will assist communities in mitigating the effects of disasters, such as Hurricane Isaac, and recovering and becoming more resilient by implementing workforce development partnerships, business development services, technology transfer activities, and regional marketing and branding activities. This EDA investment is part of a $724,785 project that supports job and business opportunities in environmental management across southeast Louisiana. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $359,511 to the Texas Engineering Extension Service to supports the assessment of south Texas' competitive advantages in the area of advanced manufacturing. The project will include data collection, a competitive trade conference, and the completion of a final report to be used as a catalyst to spur increased manufacturing in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $513,599 project that supports a strategy to significantly increase advanced manufacturing jobs in the South Texas region. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $350,000 to the Clearwater Economic Development Association, Inc. and the Nez Perce Tribe Panhandle Area Council, ID to support the establishment of a technical assistance and business opportunity development program for Bonner, Clearwater, and Shoshone counties, and the Nez Perce Reservation. This project includes the delivery of technical assistance services, establishment of a marketing outreach center, and preparation of a feasibility study for establishing a minority-owned business manufacturing trade organization. This EDA investment is part of a $437,500 project. (EAA-Disaster)

    $335,000 to the City of College Park, GA to upgrade railway and street intersections to ease traffic congestion in an area that has been in filled with new development. The improved infrastructure will allow the flow of goods through the Port of Savannah-Atlanta transportation corridor more efficiently. This EDA investment is part of a $670,000 project that connects transportation investments to prospective growth in international commerce. (Public Works)

    $275,000 to Lehigh University, PA to establish the Lehigh Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative, a program targeted at accelerating entrepreneurship and commercialization in the Lehigh Valley. The Collaborative will provide support services for fledgling businesses and education for entrepreneurs, who will facilitate the retention of skilled workers and stem the outmigration of young college graduates and potential entrepreneurs in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $554,020 project that provides opportunities for entrepreneurial development and commercialization to spur new business growth in the Lehigh Valley. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $250,318 to the Northeast Texas Community College at Mount Pleasant to support the purchase of equipment for high-tech, workforce training at the Industrial Technology Training Center in Titus County. This project supports expansion of the Center's programs to meet the region's growing skilled workforce needs. This EDA investment is part of a $357,597 project that creates a trained workforce to meet the growing demands of a diversified economy. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $250,000 to the University of Southern California to support the development of a technical assistance program to help communities recover from natural disasters and improve economic resiliency in southern California. This project includes the development of a sustainable development strategy for green technology products and services industry and the preparation of regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies. This EDA investment is part of a $315,711 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (Disaster)

    $250,000 to the City of Hidalgo, TX to support the development of a strategic master plan for historic downtown of Hidalgo. The focus will be on the development of El Mercado, a facility that will serve as a business incubator, business assistance center, and focal point for tourism. This EDA investment is part of a $312,500 project that supports a center of commerce for tourism and business development. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $247,000 to the University of Texas at Austin to support the development of public-private partnerships to establish the Austin Wet-Lab Incubator. This effort builds upon an EDA-funded wet lab feasibility study that demonstrated a substantial and growing demand for wet laboratory space in the Austin region. This EDA investment is part of a $494,000 project that supports a public private partnership that will accelerate the development of bioscience entrepreneurs. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $240,000 to Fresh Ministries and Core City Business Incubators, FL to expand the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, a core-city business incubator that supports the creation of technology-based jobs and economic diversification through entrepreneurial development and small business start-ups. This Phase II expansion will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards. This EDA investment is part of an $890,000 project that is expected to create 39 new jobs. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $200,000 to BizStarts Milwaukee, Inc., and Wisconsin Business Innovation Corporation to create jobs by capitalizing on the region's competitive strengths and using existing channels such as small business development centers, workforce development boards, and technical colleges to provide regional programming and training to accelerate innovative concepts into new business ventures. This EDA investment is part of a $250,000 project that is expected to create 350 new jobs and leverage $6.9 million in private investment. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

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    September 17-21, 2012

    September 17-21, 2012

    $8,000,000 (amended from original amount of $2,000,000) to Clemson University, SC to construct Clemson University's Graduate Education Center in North Charleston, the centerpiece of the university's vision for private-public collaboration. The new facility will house business incubation and shared laboratories. It will support new technology and applied research at one-of-a-kind living laboratories for next generation offshore wind turbine drive train testing, grid compatibility, and advanced material science. In addition, the center will house Clemson's state-wide workforce development program. This EDA investment is part of a $20,000,000 project that creates 110 new jobs and leverages $3 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $2,600,000 (amended from original amount of $2,000,000) to Aiken Technical College/Aiken County Technical Education Commission, SC to construct a new LEED Silver certified facility on the Aiken Technical College campus to train skilled workers who can meet the needs of the region's new and expanding advanced manufacturing, nuclear technology, and alternative energy clusters. Many local industries will benefit from the trained workforce, and those workers will qualify for better paying jobs. This EDA investment is part of a $5,246,343 project that creates 295 new jobs and leverages $346 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $2,000,000 to Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. at Pine Bluff, Arkansas - and Lake Providence Port Commission at Lake Providence, LA to rehabilitate the rail line from Lake Village, AR to Lake Providence, LA to spur industrial development and job creation in the region. This project mitigates hazardous conditions due to frequent flooding, while broadening the region's industrial base, and improving resiliency to future disasters. This EDA investment is part of a $4,300,000 project that creates 115 new jobs and leverages $137.5 million in private investment. (Disaster)

    $1,600,000 to SUAGM, Inc., Universidad del Turabo, PR to support the construction of the Puerto Rico Center Accelerator for Clean Technologies (ACTech) at the Universidad del Turabo. The new technology accelerator will help create new businesses by providing the tools for entrepreneurs to transform ideas into marketable products focused on the clean technology sector. These clean technology advances will be exported to other Caribbean islands, such as the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where the Universidad del Turabo has established collaborations. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that creates 68 new jobs and leverages $17.25 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,522,234 to the City of Portland, ME to support the construction of infrastructure necessary to support the re-development of Thompson's Point, a blighted former industrial site in Portland, into a mixed-use center for performing arts, professional sports, offices and regional transportation. The new development will be a catalyst for further business development, improve the city's multi-modal transportation center, and serve as an attractive gateway to the city, creating a foundation for future economic growth. This EDA investment is part of a $3,044,468 project that creates 455 new jobs and leverages $105 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,508,200 to the Pine Crest Development Corp, ME to support the renovation of the former Mayo Mill in downtown Dover-Foxcroft. The abandoned mill will be transformed into a usable commercial and industrial space and a high capacity data center. The Mayo Mill Commercial Plaza and data center will use on-site hydroelectric power and take advantage of other renewable energy technology. This EDA investment is part of a $3,016,400 project that creates 82 new jobs and leverages $7 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,500,000 (amended from original amount of $1,000,000) to City of Cleveland, Georgia to construct core infrastructure to improve sewer capacity currently limiting business development in the city of Cleveland. The investment serves existing businesses and supports the expansion of the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $3,298,680 project that creates 113 new jobs, retains 175 existing jobs, and leverages $42 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $1,000,000 to Amarillo College at Amarillo, TX to purchase equipment for the Amarillo College Hereford Campus Training and Development Center to provide a trained, skilled workforce for emerging area industries in Castro, Oldham, Deaf Smith, and Parmer counties. This project supports economic diversification in the region and leads to disaster resiliency. This EDA investment is part of a $1,250,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency. (Disaster)

    $1,000,000 to the City of Greensboro, NC to support the leveraging of critical assets in the city to stimulate economic growth through enhanced utilization and partnerships, including those institutions of higher education situated to create a comprehensive and overarching economic development strategy for the City of Greensboro. This EDA investment is part of a $1,250,000 project that strengthens local capacity necessary to spark economic growth. (SC2)

    $1,000,000 to the City of Hartford, CT to support the Hartford Innovation Hub's (HIH) efforts to make Hartford a globally competitive location by creating a comprehensive strategy aimed at attracting, assisting and retaining entrepreneurs and advanced manufacturing companies in Hartford. The project will also identify and assist a small group of stage two companies that have the potential to grow significantly in the City through the introduction of new techniques, innovation, and other interventions. This EDA investment is part of a $1,276,083 project that strengthens local capacity necessary to spark economic growth. (SC2)

    $1,000,000 to City of Las Vegas, NV to support the development of an economic development plan for the City of Las Vegas. This project will focus on the development of workforce skills training to meet the demand of local businesses. This EDA investment is part of a $1,629,500 project that strengthens local capacity necessary to spark economic growth. (SC2)

    $1,000,000 to New Mexico State University to support New Mexico State University's recently established proof of concept center, to develop the Arrowhead Innovation Network. The goal of the Arrowhead Innovation Network is to build a sustainable entrepreneurial and innovation environment in southern New Mexico and west Texas by incorporating three new elements into Launch: an advisory council, enterprise advisors, and investment funds. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that supports innovative proof of concept centers that accelerate the launch of new firms, spur job creation, and contribute to economic growth. (i6 Challenge)

    $1,000,000 to Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia to establishes the Virginia Innovation Partnership (VIP), a proof of concept center that supports entrepreneurs and new ventures throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jointly managed by The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and SRI International, VIP comprises a diverse team spanning the state, linking six planning districts, ten research universities, five community colleges, over 15 corporate partners, and ten business incubators, along with a range of economic development agencies and crowd-funding organizations. This EDA investment is part of a $2,451,580 project that supports innovative proof of concept centers that accelerate the launch of new firms, spur job creation, and contribute to economic growth. (i6 Challenge)

    $1,000,000 to Southern Indiana Development Commission to support the establishment of the Battery Innovation Proof of Concept Center in Loogootee. This project supports the creation of a rapid innovation cycle and a series of design tools to accelerate the development of new battery materials as well as formulations and processing methods for cells and battery packs for commercial and military applications. The Center will provide services to the Crane West Gate Technology Park manufacturing incubator supporting collaboration between emerging battery technology companies and researchers. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that supports innovative proof of concept centers that accelerate the launch of new firms, spur job creation, and contribute to economic growth. (i6 Challenge)

    $1,000,000 to The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to supports the partnership of the University of Wisconsin and the Center for Dairy Research in creating the Wisconsin Innovates for Success Proof of Concept Center (WINS). WINS will bridge the gap between research and industry by using dairy innovation to create jobs for distressed regions, increase dairy exports, and lay a critical foundation for an entrepreneurial ecosystem for startup companies. This project will also increase exports by developing new products specifically for the China/Asian markets. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that supports innovative proof of concept centers that accelerate the launch of new firms, spur job creation, and contribute to economic growth. (i6 Challenge)

    $1,000,000 to The Regents of the University of California on behalf of University of California, Davis and the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance to supports the development of a proof of concept center for the commercialization of clean agricultural technologies in the Sacramento, Arden Arcade, Roseville and Yuba City Metropolitan Areas. The Center will function as a virtual incubator, connecting potential entrepreneurs and technologies to a vast array of specialized expertise, mentors, industry catalyst, financing and facilities throughout the university and partner networks. This EDA investment is part of a $2,157,014 project that supports innovative proof of concept centers that accelerate the launch of new firms, spur job creation, and contribute to economic growth. (i6 Challenge)

    $1,000,000 to the University of South Florida to support the creation of FirstWaVE, a collaborative regional partnership in the greater Tampa/Hillsborough region. FirstWaVE uses a build-launch-grow framework to support startup companies by securing early-stage/angel funding and to enhance their capacity to grow into viable technology. This project will combine best practices of nationally recognized incubators, entrepreneurship centers, and accelerators in a manner that connects existing regional entrepreneurship resources, mentors, capital, and industry expertise into a highly cohesive innovation ecosystem that can be replicated throughout Florida. This EDA investment is part of a $2,027,380 project that supports innovative proof of concept centers that accelerate the launch of new firms, spur job creation, and contribute to economic growth. (i6 Challenge)

    $999,615 to Curators of the University of Missouri- on behalf of UMKC to support the Digital Sandbox Proof of Concept Center which will create a new process for commercialization in Kansas City by clustering digital innovation in a central hub and providing the needed technology infrastructure. The Sandbox addresses two immediate gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem: connecting large industry to the entrepreneurial and university research networks and providing technical assistance funding for early-stage concept development. This EDA investment is part of a $2,113,345 project that seeks to produce up to 15 new ventures over a two-year period. (i6 Challenge)

    $756,894 to the City of Troy, MO to support the reconstruction and widening of an existing roadway to facilitate the expansion of two large businesses in Troy. These roadway improvements are necessary to accommodate the increased truck traffic associated with increased business development. This EDA investment is part of a $1,513,788 project that creates 35 new jobs and leverages $10 million in private investment. (Public Works)

    $751,000 to City of Perryville, AR to fund the construction of wastewater treatment plant improvements in Perryville. This project mitigates economic distress caused by flooding and will lead to increased resiliency and support business expansion in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $1,014,470 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency, creates 25 new jobs and leverages $2 million in private investment. (Disaster)

    $387,500 to City of Minot and Souris Basin Planning Council, ND to develop a strategic neighborhood and downtown recovery and planning studies to address the challenges Minot has faced following the devastating floods of June 2011. This EDA funding supports the appointment of contractors who will provide professional planning and design services which will promote faster economic recovery. (Disaster)

    $228,000 to Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC), Southeastern Montana Development Corporation (SEMDC), and Greater Richland County Economic Development Corporation (GRCEDC) to study the impacts of oil and gas development in 16 eastern Montana counties. A collaboration of three economic development districts and one local development organization, this project leverages resources and coordinates services across these counties to enable them to successfully capitalize on development of the Bakken oil formation. The study will create an inventory of current resources and quantify the need for housing, infrastructure improvements, service and retail industry, workforce, and public safety. This EDA investment is part of a $380,000 project that supports the coordination of resources to maximize the positive impact of new energy development. (Economic Adjustment Assistance)

    $150,000 to Capital Area Council of Governments/National Association of Development Organizations, TX to fund an evaluation of five Centers for Regional Innovation funded in 2009 in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This project will gather and evaluate data and determine the effectiveness of these five centers to generate and disseminate best practices on cluster analysis and development. This EDA investment is part of a $200,000 project that supports an assessment of projects designed to aid economic growth and the development of regional innovation clusters. (Technical Assistance)

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    September 10-14, 2012

    September 10-14, 2012

    $4,000,000 to City of Flagstaff, Arizona to fund the construction of a phase II business incubator at the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies, which will, in conjunction with Northern Arizona University, provide business assistance services for Phase I graduates to accelerate the commercialization of their products. The facility will also serve an alternative emergency response center for first responders for the efficient delivery of services to communities and tribal nations during natural disasters. This EDA investment is part of a $7,762,500 project that creates 300 jobs and leverages $70 million in private investment.

    $2,805,000 to Industrial Park at TransAlta East Lewis County Public Development Authority, Washington to fund the construction of road, and water and sewer infrastructure for the new Industrial Park at TransAlta. This project mitigates economic distress caused by flooding in the region as TransAlta sits above the flood plain, leading to increased resiliency and business expansion in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $3,803,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,000,000 to City of Cleveland, Georgia to construct core infrastructure to improve sewer capacity currently limiting business development in the city of Cleveland. The investment serves existing businesses and supports the expansion of the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $3,298,680 project that creates 113 jobs, retains 175 jobs, and leverages $42 million in private investment.

    $1,000,000 to Feed The Hunger Foundation, Hawaii to fund the establishment of a revolving loan fund in Honolulu. This project's focus is economic diversification with an emphasis on reducing dependency on imports while building resiliency to disasters. This EDA investment is part of a $1,250,000 project that creates 769 jobs and leverages $31 million in private investment.

    $1,000,000 to Keshet Dance Company, New Mexico to fund the purchase of a facility and infrastructure improvements for the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center in Albuquerque. The Center will operate a business incubator program focusing on the arts, health and wellness, and environmental industries, and with local partners, provide a comprehensive set of business assistance and development services to start-up and struggling businesses. This EDA investment is part of a $1,261,250 project that supports business development and assistance services leading to job creation.

    $951,501 to Joint Development Authority of Jeff Davis County, Hazlehurst, and Denton, Georgia to construct a railroad spur to leverage the region's natural resources and workforce to support alternative fuel production for export. The railroad spur will move raw materials and finished products into and out of the factory. All the wood pellets produced are used in European biomass energy power plants. This EDA investment is part of a $3,298,680 project that creates 100 jobs and leverages $91 million in private investment.

    $750,000 to NextEnergy Center, Michigan to leverage the existing infrastructure at NextEnergy as well as commitments from other stakeholders to create an Innovation Center to accelerate commercialization of advanced energy technology in Southeast Michigan. Michigan's advanced energy cluster will benefit from the Center's testing platform for renewable energy and energy storage technology and the application of these technologies to the electrification of vehicles. This EDA investment is part of a $1,500,000 project that creates 250 jobs, and retains 75 jobs.

    $640,000 to RESPOND, Inc., New Jersey to support the expansion of the RESPOND, Inc. Automotive Training Center in Camden. The expanded facility will provide entrepreneurial support and additional training opportunities in automotive diagnosis, repair, and customer relations. The Center will focus on assisting job seekers in obtaining the training they need to compete for entry level automotive opportunities, secure higher wage jobs, or start their own automotive repair businesses. This EDA investment is part of an $800,000 project that creates higher-wage job opportunities in the automotive industry for low skill job seekers.

    $600,000 to Racine County Economic Development Corporation and City of Racine, Wisconsin to provide additional funding for an existing Revolving Loan Fund for gap financing to recruit, retain, and grow businesses in the city of Racine. The loans this investment enables will also assist with the redevelopment of vacant, urban industrial and commercial buildings. This EDA investment is part of a $1,200,000 project that continues business retention and growth initiatives in the area.

    $500,000 to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the capacity to support disaster-impacted communities in their long term recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. This project will assist the Commonwealth, through its Recovery Resource Team, to develop and implement policies that will support regional growth, guide communities in Pennsylvania in their continuing economic recovery efforts, and create a more resilient economy to mitigate the impact of future disasters. This EDA investment minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $458,750 to Kansas Wheat Commission to fund the purchase of equipment at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan. The project will boost the capabilities of Heartland Plan Innovations and the Wheat Genetics and Genomics Resources Center at Kansas State University to provide advanced plant breeding services and engage in public-private collaborative research and commercialization projects. This EDA investment is part of a $917,500 project that creates 50 biotechnology jobs and leverages $1,950,000 in private investment.

    $300,000 to Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to fund the development of a state-wide long term economic recovery strategy for Vermont. In response to the devastating floods caused by Tropical Storm Irene, this strategy will assist the state to develop and implement policies that will support regional growth, guide communities in Vermont in their continuing economic recovery efforts, and create a more resilient economy to mitigate the impact of future disasters. This EDA investment is part of a $375,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $269,900 to International Economic Development Council and NADO Research Foundation, Washington, DC to support disaster resiliency capacity development for communities in the Southeast region. The study will identify communities that have suffered past natural disasters and requested assistance and work with local leadership directly to identify best practices for resiliency and mitigation actions. Other communities faced with preparing for or recovering from disasters will be able to benefit from the synthesis of these findings. This EDA investment is part of a $337,400 project that supports strategies and best practices for building disaster resilient communities.

    $250,000 to New York State Department of Economic Development, dba Empire State Development to fund the development of a long term economic recovery strategy for Eastern and Central New York. In response to the devastating floods caused by Tropical Storm Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, this strategy will assist the state to develop and implement policies that will support regional growth, guide communities across a 37-county area in their continuing economic recovery efforts, and create a more resilient economy to mitigate the impact of future disasters. The project will not only focus on recovery from devastation but stimulating growth in agriculture and emerging technologies in the impacted regions. This EDA investment is part of a $325,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $190,884 to West Central Development Council, Illinois to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the West Central Development Council, which comprises the counties of Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, and Shelby. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This EDA investment is part of a $381,768 project that establishes an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

    $160,000 to Gateway Area Development District, Kentucky to fund a collaboratively-developed Economic Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Plan for Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan counties to address the long-term disaster recovery needs for the region. This flexible and practical planned approach for economic recovery will be used by local businesses and governments to rebuild their local economies after a disaster. This EDA investment supports minimizing economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $150,000 to Region Five Development Commission/Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to fund planning for a proposed Minnesota renewable energy proof of concept center. The University of Minnesota has committed to lead the research and testing and support the commercialization of promising new technologies. The plan will bring local and regional economic development organizations together to foster the state's renewable energy cluster. This EDA investment supports creation of a common vision for enhancing Minnesota's renewable energy cluster.

    $147,447 to the City of Salinas, California to fund an analytical study of economic opportunities and develops a strategic plan to diversify the regional economy. Project work activities include identification of business enterprises in the financial services industry; establishment of a community supported leadership team that identifies technology-based businesses for the purpose of fostering regional innovation; creation of an economic development marketing strategy, and identification of facilities space for use by new business enterprises. This EDA investment is part of a $199,000 project that establishes an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

    $120,000 to Mid Shore Regional Council, Maryland to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Mid Shore Regional Council (MSRC), which is comprised of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. As part of this project, MRSC will address the need for new collaborative entrepreneurship one-stop programs by overseeing the establishment of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center's network of co-working spaces throughout the region. This EDA investment is part of a $240,000 project that establishes an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

    $100,000 to Heart of North Carolina MegaPark, Inc. to fund a feasibility study and a master site plan for the Heart of North Carolina MegaPark, a new industrial park in Montgomery and Moore counties at the developing US Interstate 73/74 corridor. The study will help define the region's future economic development efforts. This EDA investment is part of a $320,000 project that supports a plan for a 3,200 acre industrial park in Montgomery and Moore counties.

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    September 3-7, 2012

    September 3-7, 2012

    $1,500,000 to Mid-South Community College at West Memphis, Arkansas to construct the Mid-South Aviation and Manufacturing Training Facility in West Memphis. Building resiliency through economic diversification, this project supports the development of a skilled workforce to meet the demand of existing and potential employers in the growing alternative energy equipment manufacturing cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $2,614,139 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,500,000 to City of Sapulpa, Oklahoma to construct road, water and sewer infrastructure for the new Polson Industrial Park in Sapulpa. This project mitigates hazardous conditions created by a snowstorm, while broadening one region's industrial base, and improving resiliency to future disasters. This EDA investment is part of a $2,586,386 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,400,000 to City of Clinton, Arkansas to fund water system improvements that improves water quality and increases the water supply for Van Buren County. The project will alleviate concerns for water safety supporting the restoration of jobs and the implementation of plans for business expansion. This EDA investment is part of a $2,813,654 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,250,000 to Fort Bend County, Texas and City of Kendleton for water, sewer, and roadway infrastructure for the Kendleton Logistic Center and Commercial Business Park in the City of Kendleton. This project allows the city to capitalize on the site's Free Trade Zone status by expanding its capacity as an inter-model facility servicing existing rail lines and US Highway 59, which is slated to become Interstate Highway 69. This EDA investment is part of a $2,827,000 project that creates 80 new jobs, retains 100 jobs and leverages $8 million in private investment.

    $1,100,000 to City of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas to fund repairs to the Fairfield Bay Conference Center and Marina restoring a vital economic component to the region. This investment also funds the rebuilding and elevation of West Cliff Drive at Lynn Creek Crossing above flood level mitigating the effects of future flooding on business activities. This EDA investment is part of a $1,367,923 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,000,000 to City of Stuttgart, Arkansas to rebuild, above the flood plain, Hartz Road, a major access road into the city of Stuttgart's industrial park. This project also constructs water and sewer lines for the industrial park so that tenants can connect to city utilities, increasing resiliency to future floods. This EDA investment is part of a $1,475,000 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,000,000 to City of Heber Springs, Arkansas to expand the filtration capacity of the municipal water treatment system to handle spikes in turbidity and sedimentation in the water supply. This project improves disaster resiliency and insures a water supply that meets the current and projected needs of the area's businesses and industries supporting economic expansion and job creation. This EDA investment is part of a $1,640,820 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $1,000,000 to New Orleans Business Alliance of New Orleans, Louisiana to fund the development of a strategic five-year economic development plan for the city of New Orleans. This project supports the New Orleans Business Alliance, a public private partnership, in identifying top sectors and opportunities for long term job growth, outlining strategies for developing those sectors, and presenting a unified economic development agenda highlighting New Orleans' unique strengths, as well as opportunities to enhance the city's competitiveness. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that creates and implements a strategic plan for business development, job creation and retention in the City.

    $960,000 to Little Rock Port Authority to fund the renovation of the Arkansas River Resource Center in Little Rock. The project will modernize the facility and provide the conferencing capabilities needed to more successfully market the port globally and accelerate economic activity. This EDA investment is part of a $1,600,000 project that creates 45 jobs and stimulates economic growth in the region.

    $950,000 to City of Durant, Oklahoma to fund the construction of water infrastructure and storage tanks in the City of Durant. This investment increases capacity supporting increased fire protection and economic growth and job creation in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $3,180,000 project that creates 180 jobs, and leverages $17.6 million in private investment.

    $393,765 to i2E, Inc., to fund integrated services for Tulsa, Oklahoma area entrepreneurs that combine Entrepreneur-in-residence, Sales Executive-in-Residence, Chief Financial Officer-in-Residence and Venture Advisory services in concert with a new intensive Business Development Immersion Program. The project will also allow expansion of the SeedStep Angel Group and the i2E Fellows Programs within the region. This EDA investment is part of a $787,530 project that enhances business development services, education programs, and networking to early-stage companies, and entrepreneurs.

    $191,289 to EDC Inc., to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Economic Development Council for the Peoria Area (d.b.a.) the Economic Development Council of Central Illinois, which is comprised of the counties of Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This EDA investment is part of a $382,578 project that establishes an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

    $157,392 to City of Indianapolis, Indiana to create a strategic revitalization plan for the re-use of four closed auto plants in the city of Indianapolis. The scope of work includes a baseline assessment of the regional economy and the creation of a planning process for each of the four auto plant sites that incorporates the regional economic context and includes a detailed action strategy to turn the sites into assets that will help diversify the regional economy. This EDA investment is part of a $314,784 project that establishes an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

    $106,000 to Merrimack Valley Planning Commission located in Haverhill, Massachusetts to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Commission, which comprises the communities of Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This EDA investment is part of a $151,400 project that establishes an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

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    August 27-31, 2012

    August 27-31, 2012

    $2,000,000 to Clemson University to construct Clemson University's Graduate Education Center in North Charleston, the centerpiece of the university's vision for private-public collaboration. The new facility will house business incubation and shared laboratories. It supports new technology and applied research at one-of-a-kind living laboratories for next generation offshore wind turbine drivetrain testing, grid compatibility, and advanced material science. In addition, the center will house Clemson's state-wide workforce development program. This EDA investment is part of a $20,000,000 project that creates 110 jobs and leverages $2,987,070 in private investment.

    $1,000,000 to Morgan County Economic Development Board and Plateau Utility District of Morgan County and funds the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Wartburg. This project increases the city's utility capacity and supports the expansion of local companies in the region's agricultural and oil and natural gas industry clusters. This EDA investment is part of a $1,432,000 project that creates 155 jobs and leverages $218,000,000 in private investment.

    $1,000,000 to Marion County/Town of Kimball to construct vital infrastructure for a new facility for the Marion County Regional Technical and Community College. The facility addresses workforce training needs by supporting incoming manufacturing companies in the automotive and plastics industries in the four-county Sequatchie Valley Region. This project supports regional goals to increase exports and create high-skill and high-wage jobs. This EDA investment is part of a $2,000,000 project that creates 200 jobs and leverages $15 million in private investment.

    $1,000,000 to the Town of Mosheim to construct wastewater treatment infrastructure for the Town that expands the area's manufacturing and agricultural cluster. This project allows for the expansion of two manufacturing companies in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $3,000,000 that creates 430 jobs and leverages $140 million in private investment.

    $1,000,000 to the City of Yucaipa to fund the construction of infrastructure improvements to control flooding and improve streets in the Dunlap Corridor of Yucaipa. This project mitigates economic distress caused by flooding and leads to increased resiliency and supports business expansion in the region. This EDA investment is part of a $1,750,000 project that creates 769 jobs and leverages $31 million in private investment.

    $850,000 to the City of Wellsville and Boonslick Regional Planning Commission to fund construction of improvements to the wastewater treatment system in Wellsville. These improvements enable a new manufacturing facility to locate in the city, leading to job creation and economic stability.

    $700,000 to the City of Rochester to fund infrastructure improvements to convert an existing brownfield site into Rochester Pho-Tech, an industrial park for light manufacturing. The proposed re-use of the site provides much needed opportunities for industrial development in the City to support growth of small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. This EDA investment is part of a $1,400,000 project that creates 300 jobs and leverages $20 million in private investment.

    $349,565 to the Research Foundation of State University of NY (Buffalo) to support the creation and implementation of the Innovation Hub (iHub), a high-tech accelerator program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. The "iHub" program advances development and commercialization of innovations emerging from the western SUNY campuses, stimulating and revitalizing the regional economy by creating a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. This EDA investment is part of a $699,130 project.

    $328,000 to New York Medical College and Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation to fund the renovation of an existing building at New York Medical College (NYMC) and create the New York BioHud Valley Training Center in Valhalla. The new training center allows the BioHud Valley Initiative, a consortium of biotech firms, universities, and government entities, to provide training in various biotechnology curricula. These training opportunities address the shortage of trained personnel in the region's emerging biotechnology cluster. This EDA investment is part of a $656,000 project that creates new job opportunities in New York's emerging biotechnology cluster.

    $240,000 to Kansas State University to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $480,015 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $222,457 to South Central Tennessee Development District which supports a disaster recovery coordinator for the 13-county south central Tennessee region and facilitates development of a long- term recovery strategy that incorporates a comprehensive impact assessment of recent disasters on the regional economy. This EDA investment is part of a $278,180 project that minimizes economic dislocations resulting from a major disaster by promoting job creation, supporting economic diversification, or fostering disaster resiliency.

    $200,000 to Iowa State University of Science and Technology to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at the Center for Industrial Research and Service, at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification.

    This EDA investment is part of a $400,000 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $123,502 to Creighton University to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at the Creighton University's School of Law Economic Development Clinic. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $247,004 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $122,572 to Montana State University/University of Montana to fund the third year of a three- year University Center Economic Development Program at the Montana State University and the University of Montana's University Technical Assistance Program. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification.

    This EDA investment is part of a $249,707 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $115,000 to the University of Kansas Center for Research to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Kansas Center for Research. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $230,130 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $110,000 to the University of Wyoming to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Wyoming's Technology Business Center. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $220,000 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $104,866 to South Dakota State University to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at South Dakota State University. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a 218,784 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

    $100,000 to the University of North Dakota and the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park, Inc. to fund the third year of a three-year University Center Economic Development Program at the University of North Dakota, in partnership with the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park, Inc. The University Center provides technical assistance and applied research to help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This EDA investment is part of a $300,000 project that leverages applied research and technical assistance to help communities capitalize on economic development opportunities.

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    August 13-17, 2012

    August 13-17, 2012

    $800,000 to the City of Cotulla, Texas, to fund the installation of water distribution lines and appurtenance to expand the Las Palmas commercial park in the northwest quadrant of the city of Cotulla. This project is the product of a public-private partnership supporting new commercial development and business opportunities leading to job creation in the La Salle County region. This investment is part of a $1,219,080 project that the grantee estimates will create 130 jobs and generate $3 million in private investment.

    $120,000 to the City of Adak, Alaska, to fund a preliminary engineering analysis to evaluate the development of hydroelectric generation facilities for the existing Lake Bonnie Rose and Lake DeMarie Dams. The project supports the establishment of new businesses and expansion of existing businesses in the region. This investment is part of a $160,000 project.

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    August 6-10, 2012

    August 6-10, 2012

    $1,661,575 to the City of Rushville and the Rushville Redevelopment Commission, Rushville, Indiana, to construct utility and roadway infrastructure to develop access and prepare the city-owned industrial park site for businesses that will invest in the regional economy and create jobs. This investment is part of a $3,323,150 project that the grantees estimate will create 640 jobs and generate more than $80 million in private investment.

    $1.2 million to the City of Ingleside, Texas, to fund the construction of ground water infrastructure and storage tanks on the former Ingleside Naval Station in Ingleside. This investment allows the city to position itself for the expansion of the regional oil and gas industry cluster and job creation. This investment is part of a $2.607 million project.

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    July 30-August 3, 2012

    July 30-August 3, 2012

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, to fund Project 17: Together We Succeed, a regional initiative in a 17-county region of Southeast Kansas targeted at creating and sustaining jobs in advanced manufacturing by accelerating innovation. The project will create an asset-based development plan to spur job and wealth creation; map regional assets; profile the innovation capabilities of businesses; connect businesses with innovation resources; and empower project recipients to proactively work together to enhance the competitiveness of goods producing entrepreneurs and existing businesses in the region. This investment is part of a $1,892,318 project, which includes $215,000 from USDA.

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, Abingdon, Virginia, to support Appalachian Spring, an initiative that provides technical assistance to small businesses in the arts, outdoor recreation, broadband, and local foods industries. Using asset-based and creative economy methods, this project will support the diversification of the local economy by revitalizing downtown districts across southwest Virginia. This investment is part of a $1.89 million project, which includes $215,000 from USDA and $100,000 from ARC.

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, to support the partnership of Mississippi State University with the region's small existing businesses and entrepreneurs to integrate the university's work in innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology as a mechanism to enhance economic growth. The project will train entrepreneurs to accelerate the formation of new and innovative businesses, link small businesses and entrepreneurs into strategic clusters via networking opportunities, and identify strong growth prospects in existing industry clusters and business opportunities. This investment is part of a $1.88 million project, which includes $215,000 from USDA, $250,000 from DRA, and $100,000 from ARC.

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc., Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to support the West Virginia Value Chain Cluster Initiative, a pioneering, statewide project that will expand the business and financial capacity of four regional food-related value chain clusters. The project identifies new businesses in food-related clusters; provides technical assistance and coaching services to strengthen management, operations and financial expertise; offers access to capital; provides advice on technological improvements, assists in new business development; and shares best practices among cluster members, to raise income levels and create new job opportunities. This investment is part of a $1,770,540 project, which includes $215,000 from USDA and $100,000 from ARC.

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Non-Profit Corporation, Fletcher, North Carolina, to develop planning, feasibility studies, and pilot programs to identify and promote investment in major supply chain opportunities and provide western North Carolina businesses access to new technology from regional universities and other research and development centers by leveraging the area's agricultural assets. This investment is part of a $1.63 million project, which includes $215,000 from USDA and $100,000 from ARC.

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, to provide technical assistance, strategic planning support, advanced manufacturing and supply chain analysis, and cluster networking opportunities for manufacturers and large and small supply chain companies to accelerate industry growth and job creation in the North Carolina eastern regional aerospace and automotive cluster. This project targets Lenoir, Greene, Wayne, Wilson, Edgecombe, and Pitt counties. This investment is part of a $1.43 million project, which includes $215,000 from USDA.

    $500,000 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance, Barnwell, South Carolina, to support the development of highly skilled, advanced manufacturing workers for area manufacturers through the creation of the Nuclear and Advanced Manufacturing Skills Academy (NAMSA) in the region composed of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, and Hampton counties. This investment is part of a $1.245 million project, which includes $150,000 from USDA.

    $493,750 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Northern Community Investment Corporation, Lancaster, New Hampshire, to support the creation of the Northern Tier Farm and Forest Jobs Accelerator. This project will assist communities in rural New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont to improve energy efficiency, develop new fuel sources, enhance the entrepreneurial environment, increase telecommunication capability, strengthen transportation infrastructure, and improve regional marketing of value-added wood products. This investment is part of a $1,418,750 project, which includes $215,000 from USDA.

    $434,890 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Marshall University Research Corporation, Huntington, West Virginia, to support a partnership between Marshall University and Concord University that leverages regional resources to create workforce development opportunities in advanced manufacturing and tourism across southern West Virginia. By building business knowledge and workforce skills across the region, the project will entice investors to the region, stimulate the creation of new companies, improve worker performance, enhance the region's online presence, and serve as a model for similar communities across the country.

    This investment is part of a $1,266,438 project, which includes $183,095 from USDA and $100,000 from ARC.

    $367,600 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures, Inc., Bridgeport, Connecticut, to support the New England Food Hub Initiative, a project targeted at addressing the demand for locally produced foods. This project provides technical assistance and links to capital to support the development and growth of food producers, processors, storage, and transporters throughout New England.. This investment is part of a $1,136,300 project, which includes $200,550 from USDA.

    $345,023 in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Bristol Bay Native Association, Inc., Dillingham, Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska, to support the development of a sustainable commercial fishing industry cluster in the Bristol Bay region. Project activities include technical assistance services, organization and management of an industry focused conference event, and the development of a regional fisheries business cooperative. This investment is part of a $690,046, which includes $60,000 from USDA.

    $119,203 in in 2012 Rural Jobs Accelerator* funds to the Bi-State Regional Commission/Henry County Economic Development Partnership, Rock Island, Illinois, to create a single, unifying rural economic development entity to serve a three-county area in western Illinois. The Henry-Rural Rock Island-Mercer County Economic Development Consortium (HRRM EDC) will fill a gap in economic and community development services by developing a rural economic development plan and cluster analysis for the region, conducting a business needs assessment, supporting the engagement of entrepreneurs, and boosting rural tourism in the region. This investment is part of a $387,000 project, which includes $74,297 from USDA.

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    *Project is funded through the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator challenge, a national competition administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) with support from nine additional Federal agencies. Each Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator investment is designed to spur job creation and economic growth in distressed rural communities by identifying and leveraging local assets and strengthening linkages to industry clusters.

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    July 23-27, 2012

    July 23-27, 2012

    $945,000 to the Kentucky Department of Local Government, Frankfort, Kentucky, to support the development and implementation of comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS) for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This investment is part of a $1,181,250 project.

    $650,000 to the City of Sayre/Sayre Industrial Authority, Sayre, Oklahoma, to fund construction of roads and water infrastructure for the further development of the Sayre Industrial Park in Sayre. This project supports the expansion of the regional oil and gas industry cluster and creates opportunities for future business development and growth. This investment is part of a $1,083,333 project that the grantees estimate will create 257 jobs.

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    July 16-20, 2012

    July 16-20, 2012

    $1.811 million to the City of Deer Park, Washington, to fund construction of water and sewer lines, storm drains, and roadway improvements for the development of a light industrial area and business park in Deer Park. This project supports new commercial development and business opportunities leading to job creation and long term economic stability in Stevens, Pend Oreille, and northwest Spokane counties. This investment is part of a $3,621,828 project that the grantee estimates will create 500 jobs and generate $20 million in private investment.

    $1.175 million to Central Park NC, Star, North Carolina, to construct expanded facilities for the successful STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise, a business incubator that provides a focused means to promote entrepreneurial growth in the distressed region of Anson, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, and Stanly counties. The incubator develops creative enterprises for placement into the central business districts of the small communities of the region. This investment is part of a $1,468,750 project that the grantee estimates will create 50 jobs and generate $1.5 million in private investment.

    $780,000 to the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina, to construct core roadway infrastructure to support a warehouse and distribution center in York County. The project supports the region's distribution cluster. This investment is part of a $1.56 million project that the grantee estimates will create 550 jobs and generate $150 million in private investment.

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    July 9-13, 2012

    July 9-13, 2012

    $1,295,159 in 2012 disaster relief funds to the City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, to fund construction of a new waterline, a water distribution system, and critical infrastructure necessary to connect the existing town site to a new town site located outside the flood plain. The relocation is needed because the rising water levels on the western side of the Devils Lake Basin, which is adjacent to the city, is causing flooding and loss of water and sanitary sewer services to schools and businesses. This investment is part of $2,590,319 project that the grantee estimates will save 146 jobs.

    $1 million to the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Brookings, South Dakota, to fund construction of a technology commercialization center in the Telkamp Industrial Park in Brookings. The mixed-use facility will provide a broad range of commercialization services to small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs designed to bridge the gap between university research and business development leading to job growth in the region's growing aquaculture and alternative biofuels clusters. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 10 jobs and generate $2.825 million in private investment.

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    July 2-6, 2012

    July 2-6, 2012

    $1,759,994 to Applied Strategies International, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, to fund the activities of the Midwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Chicago, which serves firms located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $2,602,859 project.

    $1,579,600 to the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts, to fund the activities of the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $2,579,600 project.

    $1,544,173 to the Mid-Atlantic Employers' Association, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, to fund the activities of the Mid-Atlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in King of Prussia, which serves import-impacted firms located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $2,410,711 project.

    $1,526,930 to the Regents of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, to fund the activities of the Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center at the Regents of the University of Colorado in Boulder, which serves import-impacted firms located in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $1,854,856 project.

    $1,387,957 to the Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to fund the activities of the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Ann Arbor, which serves firms located in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $1,815,458 project.

    $1,362,944 to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, to fund the activities of the Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Atlanta, which serves firms located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $1,741,694 project.

    $1,342,133 to the Curators of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, to fund the activities of the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Columbia, which serves import-impacted firms located in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $2,066,715 project.

    $1,316,177 to the Trade Task Group, Seattle, Washington, to fund the activities of the Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Seattle, which serves firms located in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $1,513,766 project.

    $1,298,193 to the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, to fund the activities of the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in San Antonio, which serves firms located in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $1,401,568 project.

    $1,112,113 to the Research Foundation of SUNY Binghamton, New York, to fund the activities of the New York State Trade Adjustment Assistance Center at the Research Foundation State University of New York in Binghamton, which serves import-impacted firms located in New York, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace. This investment is part of a $1,336,685 project.

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    June 25-29, 2012

    June 25-29, 2012

    $2.7 million to the City of Rockford and the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, Rockford, Illinois, to reconstruct major roads at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport to support heavy truck traffic. The increased truck traffic will result in business growth and job creation. This investment is part of a $9,577,600 project that the grantees estimate will create 711 jobs and generate $77 million in private investment.

    $2,105,500 to the Lakewood Wastewater Authority, Lake Odessa, Michigan, to construct industrial capacity wastewater infrastructure at the Lakewood Wastewater Authority Plant. This project supports the region's agriculture and food processing cluster. This investment is part of a $4.211 million project that the grantee estimates will create 160 jobs, save 700 jobs, and generate $92 million in private investment.

    $1,594,300 to the Port of Clarkston, Washington, to support the acquisition of land, and design and construction of the Sustainable Business Park in Clarkston. The project expands the region's manufacturing capability, specifically the boat building, clean energy, and information technology clusters, and also supports the region's export initiative. This investment is part of a $2,657,178 project that the grantee estimates will create 130 jobs and generate $38 million in private investment.

    $1,295,159 in 2012 disaster relief funds to the City of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, to fund construction of a new waterline, a water distribution system, and critical infrastructure necessary to connect the existing town site to a new town site located outside the flood plain. The relocation is needed because the rising water levels on the western side of the Devils Lake Basin, which is adjacent to the city, is causing flooding and loss of water and sanitary sewer services to schools and businesses. This investment is part of a $2,590,319 project that the grantee estimates will save 146 jobs.

    $1 million to the Town of Centerville, Tennessee, to expand and construct critical improvements to the town's wastewater treatment infrastructure. The project supports growth of the health care and food production sectors, diversifying the regional economy and creating jobs. This investment is part of a $2.369 million project that the grantee estimates will create 64 jobs, save 67 jobs, and generate $10.045 million in private investment.

    $1 million to the Aleutians East Borough, Anchorage, Alaska, to support the construction and installation of the first phase of floats in the Akutan Boat Harbor to provide essential moorage for fishing vessels. The project supports growth of the local fishing fleet and creates entrepreneurial opportunities, including a cold storage facility to support and increase the productivity of the Bering Sea Fishery, local fisherman, aquaculture, and greenhouse farming operations to provide food supplies, ship supply stories and other marine-related facilities. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 83 jobs.

    $653,775 to the City of Albion, Illinois, to construct an expansion and improvements to the roadway carrying heavy industrial traffic to the state highway. The project will serve the city's industrial area and will result in business growth and job creation. This investment is part of a $1,279,550 project that the grantee estimates will create 250 jobs and generate $4 million in private investment.

    $117,720 to the East Central University at Ada, Oklahoma, to fund the purchase and installation of IT infrastructure for East Central University at Ada's School of Business and Conference Center. The project allows the University to provide new technology and innovative approaches to its business students, serving as a catalyst to expand business opportunities and job growth in the region. This investment is part of a $235,440 project.

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    June 18-22, 2012

    June 18-22, 2012

    $2,038,364 to the Richmond Community College, the Board of Trustees of Richmond Community College, and the Richmond County Government, Hamlet, North Carolina, to renovate and expand the Forte building on the Richmond Community College campus in Hamlet into a state-of-the-art, high-tech training hub for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related programs. Workers with these skills are needed in the region's manufacturing industries and the emerging energy production and transmission cluster. This investment is part of a $3,108,429 project that the grantees estimate will create 435 jobs and generate $38 million in private investment.

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    June 11-15, 2012

    June 11-15, 2012

    $2.416 million to the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, to support the construction of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, on the campus of the Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu. The Institute prepares participants to manage and operate small to medium-sized restaurants, which greatly supports the state's tourism industry, and increases visitor return rates due to increased satisfaction. This investment is part of a $9.662 million project that the grantee estimates will create 500 jobs and generate $7 million in private investment.

    551,257 to Lee County, Fort Myers, Florida, to fund preliminary design, modeling, and permitting for infrastructure that is necessary for construction of two research and incubator facilities in Lee County. The Renewable Energy and Research Diamond, which has been targeted for economic diversification and job creation, is anchored by Florida Gulf Coast University and Southwest Florida International Airport and includes private sector industrial, commercial, and research-oriented development. This investment is part of a $1,102,514 project that the grantee estimates will create 1,500 jobs and generate $10.88 million in private investment.

    $250,000 to the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, Reno, Nevada, to support the development of an information network that provides a commercialization resource for clean energy technology business organizations in Nevada. This project supports economic diversification through the development of the clean energy and related clusters. This investment is part of a $500,000 project.

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    June 4-8, 2012

    June 4-8, 2012

    $3 million to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority and the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, to fund the renovation of an existing building into a LEED-certified alternative energy and biotechnology demonstration incubator in Kailua-Kona. This facility will serve as a proof on concept center for businesses with products developed by researchers in the Lab. This project provides stability for economic development through long-term public-private collaboration and supports the creation of businesses and jobs in Hawaii. This investment is part of a $6 million project that the grantees estimate will create 985 jobs and generate $1 million in private investment.

    $1 million to Ogden City Corporation, Ogden, Utah, to renovate and equip an existing three-story building to create a mobile applications laboratory in Ogden. This initiative, called STARTUP Ogden, will be operated by a consortium of partners including Ogden City, Weber State University (WSU), Weber State University Research Foundation, and private sector industry leaders. WSU and partners from the private sector will educate, train, and mentor students, entrepreneurs, and startup companies that are developing new and useful services for consumers on their mobile devices. Accelerator space will also be available for entrepreneurs or new companies that have "graduated" from the training/mentoring and need specialized mentoring for their spin off mobile applications or software, creating opportunities for high-skilled, high-tech jobs in the region. This investment is part of a $1.335 million project that the grantee estimates will create 750 jobs and generate $62 million in private investment.

    $200,000 to the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, to enhance Florida ExpertNet, a knowledge management web portal that provides a central location where business, industry, and government can identify, contact, and access expertise and resources from Florida's universities, by expanding its capacity and scope. This project adds tools and reorganizes content based on business clusters, strengthening ExpertNet's role as a collaborative force in economic development. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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    May 21-25, 2012

    May 21-25, 2012

    $2 million to the Aiken Technical College and the Aiken County Technical Education Commission, Aiken, South Carolina, to construct a new LEED Silver certified facility on the Aiken Technical College campus to train skilled workers who can meet the needs of the region's new and expanding advanced manufacturing, nuclear technology, and alternative energy clusters. Many local industries will benefit from the trained workforce, and those workers will qualify for better paying jobs. This investment is part of a $5,246,343 project that the grantees estimate will create 295 jobs and generate $346 million in private investment.

    $895,000 to Aiken County and the Breezy Hill Water and Sewer Company, Graniteville, South Carolina, to construct core infrastructure to support manufacturing growth in the Graniteville community in Aiken County. The new major facility will enable tire production for export worldwide. This investment is part of a $1.79 million project that the grantees estimate will create 12 jobs and generate $46 million in private investment.

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    May 14-18, 2012

    May 14-18, 2012

    $843,000 to Cheatham County and the Cheatham County Water and Wastewater Authority, Ashland City, Tennessee, to construct a wastewater treatment plant that is critical to serve nine industrial facilities in the Cheatham County Industrial Park. This project will mitigate the economic impacts of recent flooding on wastewater treatment. The plant is the sole wastewater treatment facility in Cheatham County and its failure would be extremely detrimental to regional economic activity. This investment is part of a $1.054 million project that the grantees estimate will create 35 jobs, save 810 jobs, and generate $12.25 million in private investment.

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