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2014

August 25-29, 2014

$1.4 million in Public Works funds to the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, to construct infrastructure to provide businesses a consistent, reliable water supply and mitigate failures from natural or man-made events. The project will support new business growth and the major expansion of the area’s chemical industry. This investment is part of a $4.875 million project that the grantee estimates will create 120 jobs and leverage $640 million in private investment.

$1.5 million in Economic Adjustment funds to Alexander County and the Catawba Valley Community College-Hickory, Alexander County, North Carolina, to renovate the Alexander Applied Technologies Building on the Catawba Valley Community College Satellite Campus in Alexander County. The project supports a public-private partnership in workforce development for advanced manufacturing technologies with state-of-the-art welding and metallurgy training, and advanced technology upholstery, cutting, and sewing. The labs to be created are tied to industry needs and prepare the regional workforce with skills for available jobs. This investment is part of a $2,613,596 project that the grantees estimate will create 226 jobs and leverage $2.525 million in private investment.

$1.152 million in Public Works funds to the City of Maysville, Kentucky, to construct a new water tank to increase the City’s water system capacity and to provide fire protection to existing and expanding manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive cluster. The project will help retain numerous employers in two industrial parks and allow for manufacturing jobs to be re-shored and expanded. This investment is part of a $1.92 million project that the grantee estimates will create 105 jobs, save 660 jobs, and leverage $60 million in private investment.

$300,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, to fund a regional economic diversification and industry cluster, job retention and recovery strategy for Estes Park and Estes Valley, in the wake of the federally declared flood disaster that continues to impact the economy in the region. The strategy establishes a collaborative action plan to provide critical economic recovery services to boost business development and job growth in the Estes Valley region. This investment is part of a $300,000 project.

$245,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning, Montrose, Colorado, to fund an economic adjustment strategy for Delta and Gunnison counties to enhance the region’s economic resiliency and sustainability following a recent coal mine closure. The project provides an in-depth, data-driven analysis that prioritizes actions aimed at creating a more robust and diversified economy. This investment is part of a $403,000 project.

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August 18-22, 2014

$2,510,100 in Public Works funds to the Fresno Metropolitan flood Control District, Fresno, California, to fund the improvement of storm drain and roadway infrastructure including the installation of pipelines, construction of two pumping stations, excavation of a storm water basin, street widening, and reconstruction of irrigation canal, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks in Fresno. This project facilitates the expansion of industrial firms in the region including advanced manufacturing food production. This investment is part of a $4,183,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 258 jobs and leverage $134 million in private investment.

$300,000 in Technical Assistance funds to the United Brownsville Coordinating Board, Inc., Brownsville, Texas, to support the development of a competitive bi-national advanced manufacturing cluster by completing a backward integration supply chain analysis of the greater Brownsville-Matamoros region. This analysis identifies opportunities and constraints, and develops strategies for import substitution of manufacturer's supply chains with products manufactured locally in the project region. This investment is part of a $377,042 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Economy League, Southeastern PA, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to support the development of a broad-based World Class Business Growth Network in the Greater Philadelphia region, which is comprised of New Castle County in Delaware, the New Jersey counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem, and the Philadelphia counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. The project will bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to boost export opportunities and diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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August 11-15, 2014

$1,621,345 in Public Works funds to the City of Taunton and the Taunton Development/Mass Development Corporation, Taunton, Massachusetts, to support construction of critical infrastructure improvements to serve the Myles Standish Industrial Park Phase V: Life Science and Technology Campus. The improvements will facilitate the marketability of five buildable sites in the park to accommodate the expansion of existing businesses, startup of new businesses, and allow more diversity and competitiveness in the region’s growing life sciences and bio-tech manufacturing industries. This investment is part of a $4,376,345 project that the grantees estimate will create 587 jobs and leverage $47 million in private investment.

$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the Town of Vidalia, Louisiana, to fund the construction of a Technology and Broadband Center in Vidalia. The Center will provide space for business incubation and house the headend and distribution point for fiber optic cable crossing the Mississippi River from Natchez, Mississippi. This project will enable emerging entrepreneurs to compete globally through new export opportunities, create viable employment opportunities and expand the regional economy. This investment is part of a $2,003,400 project.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside, San Antonio, Texas, to support the development of the Eastside Promise Zone Economic Development Strategy in San Antonio. This project will allow a data-driven framework from which development decisions can be made to help define specific economic development goals, and implement initiatives identified within the plan that will help reduce unemployment and increase wages. This investment is part of a $650,000 project.

$150,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Everett, Washington, to support the development of an economic redevelopment strategy for the North Stillaguamish Valley area of Snohomish County that suffered considerable economic disruption following flooding and mudslides in early March 2014. Supporting long-term economic recovery, this project will help grow high-skill, higher wage jobs in manufacturing and other sectors. This investment is part of a $200,000 project.

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July 28-August 8, 2014

$2,116,400 in Public Works funds to the Village of Westfield, New York, to fund upgrades to the wastewater treatment infrastructure to increase its capacity and support expansion of the region’s grape farming industry. The improvements will result in a more efficient system that will accommodate the expansion of existing businesses, startup of new businesses, and allow more competitiveness in the region’s agribusiness industries. This investment is part of a $4,232,800 project that the grantee estimates will save 146 jobs and leverage $400,000 in private investment.

$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the City of Bay City, Texas, to fund roadway and sewer infrastructure improvements for an industrial development in the northeastern corridor of Matagorda County for a significant foreign direct investment. Supporting the growing oil and gas industry, this project is expected to be an economic driver for new jobs and investments in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. This investment is part of a $2.88 million project that the grantee estimates will create 600 jobs and leverage $1.2 billion in private investment

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$1 million in Public Works funds to the Borough of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, to fund the removal and replacement of dilapidated road and sewer infrastructure within Conneaut Lake’s Central Business District. The improvements will accommodate expansion of existing businesses and support the region’s plans for revitalization and diversification of the summer and winter tourism clusters. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 78 jobs, save 61 jobs, and leverage $950,000 in private investment.

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July 14-18, 2014

$220,267 in Public Works funds to the City of Moberly, Missouri, to support completion of a roadway and partial replacement of a storm sewer system in the Moberly Area Industrial Park. The improvements will enable existing industries constrained by limitations on the roadway and sewer systems to expand and grow, as well as accommodate development of future industries. This investment is part of a $440,535 project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs and leverage $148.75 million in private investment.

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July 7-11, 2014

$2,229,180 in Public Works funds to South Sioux City, Nebraska, to support construction of upgrades to the wastewater collection system serving the Roth Industrial Park to increase capacity. The upgraded systems will enable existing industries constrained by capacity limitations to expand and grow to accommodate the development of future industries by bringing new jobs and private investment to the region. This investment is part of a $4,458,360 project that the grantee estimates will create 106 jobs and leverage $238 million in private investment.

$1,642,467 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Madison Railroad, Division of the City of the Madison Port Authority, Madison, Indiana, to upgrade the current rail infrastructure to replace the current track to enable heavier rail cars to haul heavier loads. The project will further the region’s economic development by attracting new industry and allowing a local firm to innovate, expand manufacturing product lines, and move products more quickly. This investment is part of a $3,292,467 project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs, save 110 jobs, and leverage $6 million in private investment.

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to the Quinault Indian Nation, Taholah, Washington, to fund upgrades and new equipment for the fish processing facility in Queets in the Quinault Indian Nation. The project builds on the use of the region’s natural resources as an economic engine, by providing a fully functioning manufacturing facility. Products from this facility are for a growing niche market supported by a public private partnership with national and international marketing capabilities. This project will additionally promote cooperation between tribes in the broader region. This investment is part of a $1.8 million project that the grantee estimates will create 30 jobs.

$312,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Big Sandy Area Development District, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to support a consortium of nine Area Development Districts to provide technical assistance in the formation and implementation for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative. The 54-county region also encompasses all Appalachian Regional Commission-served counties in eastern Kentucky. Through ten working groups focused on a variety of economic issues such as recruitment, retention, workforce, infrastructure and regional collaboration, this initiative will focus on strategies and activities to diversify the coal-based economy of eastern Kentucky. This investment is part of a $390,000 project.

$177,643 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute, Denver, Colorado, to support a three-point initiative to increase exporting and opportunities for job creation in economically distressed communities in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Region. The project will provide participants in these communities with online export training, rural outreach training, and an internet-based network that will connect rural exporters to urban exporters and exporting services, which is expected to expand their global markets and create jobs. This investment is part of a $355,287 project.

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June 16-20, 2014

$2.275 million in Public Works funds to the County of Pender, North Carolina, to construct wastewater infrastructure to support the first tenant in the Pender Commerce Park, a seafood processing facility. The project will strengthen the region’s agri-business cluster and enhance economic resiliency. This investment is part of an $8,427,292 project that the grantee estimates will create 240 jobs and leverage $50 million in private investment.

$2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the Clemson University Land Stewardship Foundation, LICAR, LLC, and Clemson University, South Carolina, to construct the Research One building on the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, South Carolina. The Research One building will complete CU-ICAR’s Technology Neighborhood One (TN1) and be dedicated primarily to start-up company incubation, industry partner co-location, and industry-sponsored research. It will provide an intersection for productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and space for private-public partnerships focused on developing new technologies in the automotive, mobility, and IT fields. This investment is part of a $12,866,200 project that the grantees estimate will create 220 jobs and leverage $2.6 million in private investment.

$1.42 million in Public Works funds to the City of Toccoa and Stephens County, Georgia, to construct water and sewer infrastructure to develop the Veterans Parkway Corridor to increase the region’s global competitiveness. The project will serve several large manufacturing businesses, specializing in geotextiles, partitions, and automotive parts for international export. This investment is part of a $2,839,950 project that the grantees estimate will create 208 jobs, save 198 jobs, and leverage $14.1 million in private investment.

$1.29 million in Public Works funds to the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, to support construction of the Springfield Job Creation/Technical Training Facility in downtown Springfield. This new workforce training facility will house work skills classrooms including practicum training in the precision manufacturing, construction trades, and tourism industries. This project addresses the region’s employment needs by creating a new trained workforce to fill the shortage of qualified technical job applicants. This investment is part of a $1,612,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 197 jobs and leverage $222,000 in private investment.

$150,000 in Local Technical Assistance funds to the Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for development and implementation of the Food Entrepreneurship Training Program, a first-of-its-kind program to provide training and technical assistance to help food entrepreneurs market and expand their businesses and comply with city regulations governing business development. The project will leverage Philadelphia’s growing food businesses to drive economic development and job creation. This investment is part of a $300,000 project.

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June 9-13, 2014

$1.25 million in Public Works funds to the City of Owingsville, Kentucky, to construct improvements to the wastewater treatment plant serving the Bath County Industrial Park. This project supports the growing regional food cluster and the expansion of the county’s largest employer, which processes food for manufacturers and food supply chains in North and Central America. This investment is part of a $2,010,250 project that the grantee estimates will create 200 jobs and leverage $40 million in private investment.

$399,405 in Public Works funds to the Copiah Water Association, Gallman, Mississippi, to construct water infrastructure needed for the new Hardy Wilson Hospital and an undeveloped industrial and commercial area in the City of Hazlehurst. This project increases the region’s economic resilience by enhancing critical care services and supporting future business growth. This investment is part of a $666,675 project that the grantee estimates will create 29 jobs, save 153 jobs, and leverage $16 million in private investment.

$126,683 in Local Technical Assistance funds to the Estes Park Local Marketing District, Estes Park, Colorado, to fund a tourism marketing plan to boost tourism in the northern Colorado region. Using print and digital placements, the campaign’s goal is to increase tourism to help the region recover and make up for lost revenues that resulted from the devastating floods in September 2013. This investment is part of a $253,366 project.

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May 27-June 6, 2014

$1,758,150 in Public Works funds to the City of Clinton, North Carolina, to construct water and sewer infrastructure for a new cellulosic biofuel plant in the City of Clinton. This project will utilize energy grasses to be grown by local farmers and produce up-to-20 million gallons per year of ethanol and bio-based chemicals, which will reduce levels of greenhouse emissions. This investment is part of a $3,516,300 project that the grantee estimates will create 65 jobs and leverage $90 million in private investment.

$520,000 in Public Works funds to Johnson County, North Carolina, to construct critical improvements to the Johnston County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to provide the additional capacity necessary to support the rapid expansion of the region’s biotech/ pharmaceutical manufacturing cluster. The expansion will also allow for the cluster to attract additional SMEs who are part of the cluster’s supply chain. This investment is part of a $1,041,800 project that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs and leverage $102 million in private investment.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the New Jersey City University and Rising Tide Capital, Inc., Jersey City, New Jersey, to support the “Start, Sustain, and Expand” program, which will provide business development services to approximately 210 entrepreneurs in Hudson County’s film, media, and communications clusters. The investment will recruit, train, and develop entrepreneurs, and provide opportunities for creation of jobs and expansion of businesses that will diversify and grow the regional economy. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

$426,945 in Public Works funds to the Town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to construct water and wastewater infrastructure necessary to serve the new Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) facility to be located in the Town of Blowing Rock. This project, in the High Country of North Carolina, partners ARHS and Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences to enhance health care sciences career development and to advance workforce skills. This investment is part of a $1,170,990 project that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs, save 59 jobs, and leverage more than $20 million in private investment.

$324,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Gulkana Village Council, Gakona, Alaska, to support the acquisition and installation of a compressed biomass brick press in Gakona. The new equipment will increase the operating capacity and productivity of a compressed wood pellet plant. This project increases the availability of sustainable energy, which in turn supports the re-opening of an idle manufacturing facility, which will increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This investment is part of a $324,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 75 jobs.

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May 19-23, 2014

$784,769 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Palm Springs, California, to support the renovation of four buildings on the west side of the Palm Springs International Airport into a business accelerator for entrepreneurs. The facility will provide work space for start-ups increasing their capacity to expand and create jobs. This project supports economic diversification in the Coachella Valley region’s growing renewable energy cluster. This investment is part of a $1,784,769 project that the grantee estimates will create 65 jobs and leverage $4 million in private investment.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Lane Council of Governments, Eugene, Oregon, to recapitalize a Lane County Revolving Loan Fund and support an expansion of services for small, medium-sized, and ethnically diverse enterprises in rural Lane County. This increase in lending ability will target manufacturing and other key sectors to diversify the economy and add high-skill high-wage jobs. This investment is part of a $1 million project that the grantee estimates will create 40 jobs and provide increased access to capital.

$209,270 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to construct roadway infrastructure into the Stone Crest Industrial Park in the City of Prestonsburg to support expansion of one of the park’s tenants. The roadway will serve a health care facility that will provide critical rehabilitation services to the region. This investment is part of a $377,083 project that the grantee estimates will create 95 jobs and leverage $5 million in private investment.

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May 12-16, 2014

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas, to support the purchase of new electric generators for installation along Highway 70 and I-440 in the City of North Little Rock. These generators and related equipment support business expansion and the attraction of new industry and businesses to the area. This investment is part of a $2.15 million project that the grantee estimates will save 269 jobs, create 85 jobs, and leverage $60 million in private investment.

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May 5-9, 2014

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida, to construct road and utility infrastructure required for Tallahassee Community College’s new Wakulla Environmental Institute in Wakulla County, one of the top five bio-diversity hotspots in North America. The training offered by the Institute in fields such as aquaculture and forestry will prepare workers for job opportunities in the region. This investment is part of a $3 million project that the grantee estimates will create 100 jobs and leverage $18 million in private investment.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Nome, Alaska, to fund construction of a dock and related infrastructure in Nome. This project increases the capacity of the seaport to deliver service to incoming ships and contribute to the growth of the maritime industry in the region. The improvements will position the region to be more competitive in the global marketplace by supporting increased exports and international trade. This investment is part of a $9,432,300 project that the grantee estimates will create 10 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, to support the construction of a rail spur and switches, water and waste water system installation, road and street paving, drainage and erosion control and street lighting to further develop the Big Elk Industrial Park in Elk City. This project supports the expansion of existing businesses and satisfies unmet demand for other businesses looking to locate in the area. This investment is part of a $3,131,899 project.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District, Port Arthur, Texas, to support critical drainage and site stabilization work at the Port of Port Arthur that is an essential subcomponent of a larger $30 million Berth-6 expansion. This project supports existing and future rail, truck, and marine operations for increased exporting. This investment is part of a $2.5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 250 jobs and leverage $120 million in private investment.

$697,991 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Association of Village Council Presidents, Bethel, Alaska, to purchase training equipment for the Aviation Mechanics Program at the EDA-funded Association of Village Council of Presidents Hangar Facility at the Bethel Municipal Airport. This project will train local students to become FAA-qualified airplane mechanics, and help the region create a growing, sustainable, and diversified economy. This investment is part of an $872,489 project.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Wiscasset, Maine, to support the recapitalization of an existing revolving loan fund (RLF) to serve small- and medium-sized businesses engaged in the commercial fishing sectors in Maine’s eight coastal counties—Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington, and York. The RLF will offer credit capital to entrepreneurs in the target region to expand their businesses, purchase equipment and other services needed to improve efficiency and meet regulatory requirements, leading to economic growth and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

$465,000 in Public Works funds to the Town of Wellsville and the Village of Wellsville, New York, to support construction of public water infrastructure to serve businesses along the NY State Route 417 corridor. The improved water system will provide sufficient water capacity to enhance the corridor’s fire protection services and accommodate new industrial development and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $930,000 project that the grantees estimate will create 18 jobs and save 645 jobs.

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April 30-May 2

$845,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, to purchase workforce training equipment for the Lower Columbia College’s Health and Science building in Longview. The investment strengthens health science, applied science, engineering and bio-engineering workforce training capabilities and supports the region’s economic diversification and job creation goals. This investment is part of a $1,690,376 project that the grantee estimates will create 560 jobs and save 400 jobs.

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April 21-25, 2014

$1,858,909 in Public Works funds to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Boston, Massachusetts, to support construction of road improvements to serve business and industry located within the Devens Industrial Park. Completion of this project will allow for expansion of two existing bio-manufacturing businesses and location of two new businesses representing the film and motion picture production and automotive parts warehousing and distribution industries. This investment is part of a $3,717,818 project that the grantee estimates will create 460 jobs and leverage $307 million in private investment.

$1,832,250 in Public Works funds to the Findlay Township Municipal Authority and the Allegheny County Airport Authority, Clinton/Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to support construction of phase II water system improvements to serve business and industry located in the Clinton Industrial Park and along Route 30 and Burgettstown Road in Findlay Township. The improvements will complete the Park’s water transmission system, which will provide sufficient water capacity to accommodate new industrial development and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $3,664,500 project that the grantees estimate will create 5,850 jobs.

$1 million in Public Works funds to New Garden Park, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts, to support redevelopment of an existing facility for use as the Technology and Idea Development Exchange Center. The Center will be a hub for business incubation, business acceleration, and supportive business services that will create jobs and attract private investment to the Worcester area. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 50 jobs and leverage $1.61 million in private investment.

$800,000 in Public Works funds to the Quonset Development Corporation, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, to support construction of public infrastructure improvements to serve the Port of Davisville at the Quonset Business Park. The improvements will position the Port to accommodate vessel berthing to attract new businesses and will allow expansion of businesses already located in the Park. This investment is part of a $1.6 million project that the grantee estimates will create 93 jobs and leverage $12,107,900 in private investment.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, the Regents of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, and the Northspan Group Incorporated, Duluth/Saint Louis County, Minnesota, to develop a coordinated economic recovery response to restructuring and loss of 265 jobs at the Boise paper mill plant in International Falls, Minnesota. The response will help the region create a growing, sustainable, diversified economy. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the New Bedford Economic Development Council, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts, to support development of a strategy and urban renewal plan for New Bedford’s working waterfront. The strategy will focus on advanced port development and redevelopment that will attract new forms of manufacturing to help diversify the region and enhance job creation in the wind power, commercial fishing, and tourism industries. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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April 7-11, 2014

$1.9 million in Public Works funds to the City of Belfast, Maine, to support construction of utility and road improvements to serve business and industry located along Front Street. The improvements support expansion of the Front Street Shipyard and continuing operations of one of the City’s largest employers. This investment is part of a project totaling $3.8 million that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs, save 130 jobs, and leverage $8.7 million in private investment.

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March 31-April 4, 2014

$355,500 in Public Works funds to the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority, Elkin, North Carolina, to fund critical water and sewer infrastructure improvements for the Elkin Corporate Park, a regional industrial park in Surry County. In addition to mitigating environmental impacts, these improvements are needed to increase regional economic resilience through diversification, support green industry, strengthen the emerging automotive cluster, and facilitate the creation of higher paying jobs. This investment is part of a $1.867 million project that the grantee estimates will create 260 jobs and leverage $83 million in private investment.

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March 17-21, 2014

$1.25 million in Public Works funds to the City of New Braunfels, Texas, to fund the expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels. This expansion supports enhanced workforce training in science and technology in support of the region’s goal of expanding its manufacturing and industrial base. The project is a collaborative effort between the cities of New Braunfels and Seguin. This investment is part of a $5 million project.

$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the City of Dallas, Texas, to fund infrastructure improvements to support the Briscoe Carpenter Center (BCC) in Dallas. The BCC facility will provide workforce training and educational programs in the sciences to meet the growing demand for a skilled workforce in south Dallas. This investment is part of a $1.5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs and leverage $312,000 in private investment.

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March 3-7, 2014

$912,500 in Public Works funds to the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Lancaster County, South Carolina, to construct water, sewer, and road infrastructure to support a new international textile manufacturing in Lancaster County. The new manufacturing facility will leverage the state’s workforce, its proximity to cotton producers, and its access to the Port of Charleston’s direct service routes to China. This investment is part of a $1.825 million project that the grantees estimate will create 150 jobs and leverage $55.9 million in private investment.

$790,952 in Public Works funds to the city of Nashville, Georgia, to construct a natural gas line extension to serve the lumber industry in Berrien County. The construction will increase production of lumber products for export and support the expansion and growth of the agri-business industry cluster in the region. This investment is part of a $1,318,253 project that the grantee estimates will create 45 jobs, save 54 jobs, and leverage $8 million in private investment.

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February 24-28, 2014

$1,580,800 in Public Works funds to Garten Services, Inc., Salem, Oregon, to fund the renovation of the facility and the acquisition and installation of recycling processing equipment at the Garten Services facility in Salem. These improvements support increased production capacity and workforce training for employment opportunities for persons with disabilities served at the nonprofit facility. This investment is part of a $3,536,611 project that the grantee estimates will create 69 jobs.

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February 10-14, 2014

$1,071,000 in Public Works funds to Dillon County, South Carolina, to construct core road infrastructure to open up two Dillon County industrial parks for economic development. Growth in the Tri-County I-95 Gateway Industrial Park and the I-95 Mega Site Industrial Park will create new jobs, generate private investment, and enhance the region’s potential for future business growth. This investment is part of a $1.53 million project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.

$400,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Zapata Economic Development Corporation (ZEDC), Zapata, Texas, to support collaboration with regional stakeholders to develop public-private partnerships that will increase the region's competitiveness, map the region's assets and develop a list of target industries that will drive economic diversification beyond the traditional tourism, agriculture, and energy industries. In addition, ZEDC will identify and develop strategies to address weaknesses in workforce training, infrastructure, and other critical areas that have previously inhibited economic development. This investment is part of a $500,000 project.

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January 27-31, 2014

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Great Falls Development Authority, Great Falls, Montana, to support expansion of the Great Falls Regional Manufacturing Partnership’s implementation strategy, which covers an 11-county manufacturing hub in north central Montana. The expanded strategy will enable the Great Falls Development Authority to double its current manufacturing partnership efforts by diversifying the economy of the targeted region and cultivating an environment to grow well-paying jobs in the manufacturing sectors. This project will help replace jobs lost due to the deactivation of the 564th Missile Squadron from Malmstrom Air Force Base in 2009. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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