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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $325,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Shawnee, Oklahoma

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $325,000 grant to the city of Shawnee, Okla., to help construct a terminal building at the Shawnee Regional Airport.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the city of Shawnee to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will diversify the regional economy by strengthening the region's ongoing aviation and aerospace partnerships with Tinker Air Force Base."

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.