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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $250,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Chiloquin, Oregon

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $250,000 grant to the Klamath Tribes in Chiloquin, Ore., to help prepare a feasibility and business operation plan for a state-of-the-art biomass gasification facility.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Klamath Tribe to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant is expected to support a Green Energy Park study to utilize woody biomass and other waste materials for generating electrical power for a business park."

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.