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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $69,628 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Region

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $69,628 investment to the Inter-Tribal Council of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to continue a comprehensive economic development planning program.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will continue an economic development planning program that will work to boost business development and job growth in 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 programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.