U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $75,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Wickliffe, Kentucky
June 15, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $75,000 grant to the city of Wickliffe, Ky., to support the completion of a master plan for the Port of Wickliffe commercial riverfront site.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the city of Wickliffe to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help Wickliffe overcome the effects of Tropical Depression Ike by building a vital commercial site that will attract new industry and jobs."
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.