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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $798,600 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Fairfield County, South Carolina

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $798,600 grant to Fairfield County and Midlands Technical College of Winnsboro, S.C., to help build a workforce training center. The project is expected to create 1,613 jobs and generate $168 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Fairfield County and Midlands Technical College to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA investment will help the region accommodate the demands of employers for skilled workers."

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.