U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $200,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Warm Springs, Oregon
June 25, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $200,000 grant to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Ore., to develop a study to determine the basic design, and acquisition and improvement costs for modernizing a vital telecommunications system and to support workforce training for the operators of the new system.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help to modernize the Tribe's telecommunications system to increase business efficiency."
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.