U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $180,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in San Jose, California
June 23, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced an $180,000 grant to the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and Santa Clara Valley Water District of San Jose, Calif., to support the planning process for the redevelopment of the Alviso Marine Port.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and Santa Clara Valley Water District to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will result in a plan for redevelopment of the Alviso Marine Port that will boost industrial access for ships in the southern part of San Francisco Bay."
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.