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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $616,675 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Centerville, South Dakota

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $616,675 grant to the city of Centerville and the South Eastern Council of Governments, S.D., to make storm sewer and roadway improvements that will protect businesses in Centerville's business district from flooding.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with city of Centerville and the South Eastern Council of Governments to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA investment will help Centerville greatly reduce business losses and economic disruptions and save jobs."

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.