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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $11,409 in the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Region of Ohio

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced an $11,409 grant to the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District of Reno, Ohio to purchase Geographic Information System (GIS) equipment that will help them identify, develop and market new industrial and commercial sites.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will establish the advanced GIS technology the District needs to attract new businesses and jobs to the 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.