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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $40,000 in the City of West Richland, Washington

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $40,000 grant to the city of West Richland, Wash., to support a study to determine capacity, potential use and the ideal location for an industrial wastewater treatment facility.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the city of West Richland to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help determine the need for an industrial wastewater treatment facility that could help attract new businesses and allow existing businesses expand their operations."

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.