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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $50,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Washington State

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $50,000 grant to the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development of Olympia, Wash., to redesign a State Web site devoted to helping new businesses locate in Washington.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help develop a Web site that will provide online data and information for businesses desiring to locate in Washington State."

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.