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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $150,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Hawaii

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $150,000 grant to the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism of Honolulu, Hawaii to help prepare a disaster recovery strategy to supplement the statewide comprehensive economic development strategy.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant is expected to address pre-disaster operations, continuity planning, and post-disaster recovery actions for both public and private sectors."

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 programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.