U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke Announces $1.275 Million Investment to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Crawford County, Georgia
May 28, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
Grant Expected to Create 20 Jobs and Generate $6.5 Million in Private Investment
WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1.275 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the city of Roberta and Crawford County, Ga., to make wastewater treatment improvements to serve the Crawford County Industrial Park. The project is expected to create 20 jobs and generate $6.5 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.
"The Obama Administration is committed to creating jobs, encouraging innovation and improving our Nation's competitiveness," Locke said. "This investment will help existing businesses expand their operations and will also attract new businesses and jobs to the region."
The Department of Commerce is a voice for Main Street businesses. It focuses on creating jobs by fostering innovation and opening markets to U.S. products. Locke is a key member of President Barack Obama's economic team.
EDA is an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department and 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.