U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $85,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Honolulu, Hawaii
August 5, 2009
Contact: Bryan Borlik, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced an $85,000 grant to the Pacific Basin Development Council, Honolulu, Hawaii, to continue a comprehensive economic development planning program for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Pacific Basin Development Council to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will continue an economic development planning program that will work to boost business development and job growth in the region."
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.