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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.68 Million in Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $1.68 million grant to Hillsborough Community College of Tampa, Fla., to help renovate a workforce training center on the Ybor City Campus to support an automotive mechanics training program.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Hillsborough Community College to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will allow Hillsborough to diversify its educational offerings and provide the skills training that will expand employment opportunities for residents of the Tampa Bay region."

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.