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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $75,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Prineville, Oregon

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $75,000 grant to the city of Prineville, Ore., to prepare a master plan to guide development of a new wastewater system.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Prineville to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA investment will help secure the local business community by delivering a more capable and cost efficient wastewater treatment system."

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.