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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $780,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Trigg County, Kentucky

EDA Grant Expected to Create 150 Jobs and Generate $5.5 Million in Private Investment

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $780,000 grant to the Cadiz-Trigg County Industrial Development Authority, Inc., of Cadiz, Ky., to make site improvements to the Trigg County Industrial Park.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Cadiz-Trigg County Industrial Development Authority, Inc. to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will provide the vital industrial infrastructure needed to support new and existing businesses in an area severely affected by Hurricane Ike."

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.