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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $99,835 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Pontotoc, Mississippi

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $99,835 grant to the Three Rivers Planning and Development District of Pontotoc, Miss., to develop a geographic information system (GIS) clearinghouse that will help the region boost business development and job growth.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Three Rivers Planning and Development District to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help develop a GIS clearinghouse that will map the water, sewer, and road infrastructure that is vital to attracting new businesses and jobs to Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Union counties."

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.