U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $150,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Muskogee, Oklahoma
June 25, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $150,000 grant to the Eastern Oklahoma Development District, Inc. (EODD), Muskogee, Okla., to provide technical assistance and economic recovery strategies in Presidentially-declared disaster areas.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with EODD to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will provide Oklahoma communities with immediate disaster recovery resources which will reduce the risk of long-term economic loss and will help stabilize affected communities."
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.