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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $82,500 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Connersville, Indiana

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced an $82,500 grant to the city of Connersville, Ind., to develop a feasibility study on establishing a new water main to serve a proposed agri-energy park.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the city of Connersville to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help diversify the region's economy by attracting new private investment and jobs associated with the technology-driven food and fuel production sector."

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.