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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $54,739 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy of 56 Tribe, Seven State Region

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $54,739 grant to the Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians Economic Development Corporation, Dallas, Ore., to develop and implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 56 Tribe, seven state region served by the Corporation.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians Economic Development Corporation to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help develop a blueprint for identifying economic development activities that will encourage private investment, boost entrepreneurial growth, and create jobs in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Montana and Idaho."

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.