U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $22,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Durango, Colorado Region
August 10, 2009
Contact: John B. Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $22,000 grant to the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Durango, Colo., to develop an engineering and design study on an expanded, more energy efficient scrubber system for the Durango-Silverton railroad station roundhouse.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will boost regional commerce by improving the efficiency of the Durango-Silverton railroad station roundhouse."
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.