U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $375,000 in the Southern Iowa Council of Governments, Creston, Iowa
February 6, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
Federal Grant Expected to Create 480 Jobs and Generate $2.5 Million in Private Investment
The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $375,000 grant to the Southern Iowa Council of Governments, Creston, Iowa to recapitalize a Revolving Loan Fund that is essential to providing gap financing to businesses impacted by the 2008 flood disaster.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Southern Iowa Council of Governments to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant is expected to attract $2.5 million in private investment and create 480 jobs for local citizens."
EDA serves as a venture capital resource to meet the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States. EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.
Additional information on how EDA investments are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.