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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $400,000 in Williamston, Michigan

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $400,000 grant to the city of Williamston, Mich., to help create new jobs and boost private investment in the region by building the infrastructure needed to expand an existing industrial park.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the city of Williamston 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 $3.2 million in private investment and create 120 jobs for local citizens by increasing the availability of commercial land."

EDA supports the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States. Its mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and 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.