U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Announces $1.9 Million Grant to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Claremore, Oklahoma
August 5, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1.9 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the city of Claremore and the Claremore Industrial & Economic Development Authority, Claremore, Okla., to help build a rail spur to serve the Claremore North Business Park.
"The Obama Administration is committed to creating jobs, encouraging innovation and improving our nation's economic competitiveness," Locke said. "This EDA grant will provide the critical infrastructure needed to boost production at the Claremore North Business Park, will create jobs and help the region become more disaster resilient by providing manufacturers with an additional, alternative transportation option in the event of future severe weather."
The Department of Commerce is a voice for Main Street businesses that works to grow local economies by fostering innovation and opening markets to U.S. products and services. Locke is a member of President Barack Obama's economic team.
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.