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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $345,000 in Big Pine, California

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $345,000 grant to the Big Pine Paiute Tribe, located in Big Pine, Calif., to help design the Big Pine Travel Plaza, a one-stop service facility that will provide a full range of products and services to both commercial and private travelers.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Big Pine Paiute Tribe to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "The new Big Pine Travel Plaza will include vehicle fueling stations, a general store, and a food service area that will incorporate green technology and boost tourism, attract private investment and create new jobs."

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.