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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $31,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in North Central Washington

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $31,000 grant to the North Central Washington Economic Development District of Wenatchee, Wash., to conduct a region-wide entrepreneurial needs assessment study.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the North Central Washington Economic Development District to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help determine the needs of the region's business community and will set a blueprint for providing trained workers to fulfill critical 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 programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.