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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $508,930 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Jackson, Mississippi

EDA Grant Expected to Create 105 Jobs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $508,930 grant to the Mississippi e-Center Foundation of Jackson, Miss., to upgrade their uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Mississippi e-Center Foundation to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will support the Mississippi e-Center as they work to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship and improve local emergency response operations."

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.