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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $200,000 in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties, Oregon

Federal Grant to Boost Economic Recovery and Revitalization Efforts in Region Devastated by December Storms

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $200,000 investment to the Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District of St. Helens, Ore., to develop an economic recovery strategy in response to the December storms and to mitigate the economic impact of future weather events in northwest Oregon.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties devise a strategy that will speed their economic recovery from the December storms and work to lessen the economic impact of future storms on the region's economy."

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 programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.