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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $50,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee Counties, Michigan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $50,000 grant to the Region 2 Planning Commission of Jackson, Mich., to develop a comprehensive economic development strategy for Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee Counties.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Region 2 Planning Commission to improve the regional economic climate in south central Michigan," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help establish an economic development strategy that will serve as a roadmap for economic development efforts that will boost business development and job growth in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties."

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 programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.