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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $687,100 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Southeastern Wisconsin

EDA Grant Expected to Create 400 Jobs and Generate $8 Million in Private Investment

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $687,100 grant to Walworth County Economic Development Alliance, Inc., of Elkhorn and the Gateway Technical College of Kenosha, Wis., to develop an entrepreneurship training program.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with Walworth County Economic Development Alliance, Inc., and the Gateway Technical College to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help provide former auto sector workers and others in the region with the job training they need to compete for higher-skill, higher-wage job opportunities."

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.