U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $97,500 in Garden City, Idaho
March 6, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $97,500 grant to the IDA-ORE Planning and Development Association of Garden City, Idaho to help install a Geographic Information System (GIS) that will help coordinate local land use planning activities and strengthen regional economic development strategies.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Sage Community Resources to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will assist a ten county region meet its economic development objectives and expand private investment opportunities through use of the sophisticated GIS tool."
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.