U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $139,000 in the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, Postville, Iowa Regional Planning Commission, Warrenton, Missouri
February 6, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $139,000 in the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, Postville, Iowa
The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $139,000 grant to the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission of Postville, Iowa to support a disaster economic recovery coordinator that will assist in preparing strategies to boost the economic recovery efforts in the region.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA investment provides the necessary staff to respond adaptively to pressing economic recovery issues and to help address the challenges faced by the Midwest storms and floods."
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.