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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $750,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Austin, Texas

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $750,000 grant to American YouthWorks of Austin, Texas to help build the Green Collar Workforce Training Center.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with American YouthWorks to boost business development and job growth," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will help build a LEED certified workforce training center that will provide workers with the skills needed to compete for higher-skilled, higher-wage "green" industry 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.