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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $25,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Muscle Shoals, Alabama

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $25,000 grant to the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to develop a workforce training and industry recruitment strategy for Franklin, Marion, and Winston counties.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will create a plan that will serve as a guide for establishing complementary workforce training and industry recruitment strategies that encourage the growth of higher-wage, higher-skill job opportunities for local citizens."

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.