U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $100,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Bismarck, North Dakota
August 20, 2009
Contact: John B. Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $100,000 grant to the city of Bismarck, N.D., to undertake a study and business plan for the development of the Great Plains Applied Energy Technology Center.
"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Bismarck to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "The Great Plains Applied Energy Technology Center will help the region capitalize on their existing energy resources and will work to develop alternative energy resources."
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.