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Press Release

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke Announces $1.4 Million Grant to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Brunswick, Georgia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1.4 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to Glynn County of Brunswick, Ga., to help construct a state-operated Certified Drivers License testing center that will serve southeast Georgia. The project is expected to renew and issue approximately 7,500 Certified Drivers License licenses annually.

"The Obama Administration is committed to creating jobs, encouraging innovation and improving our nation's economic competitiveness," Locke said. "This new facility will help thousands of people in the area become or remain well-paid truck drivers."

The Department of Commerce is a voice for Main Street businesses. It focuses on creating jobs by fostering innovation and opening markets to U.S. products.

EDA is an agency within the Department of Commerce 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.