U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $50,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Susanville, California
February 23, 2010
Contact: John Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $50,000 grant to the Susanville Indian Rancheria of Susanville, Calif., to develop a comprehensive economic development planning program. "Economic recovery and growth are top priorities for the Obama Administration," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John R. Fernandez. "This EDA grant will develop an economic development planning program that will advance regional competitiveness by working to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, create higher-skill, living-wage jobs, and promote industry clusters." "This project will identify and coordinate public and private resources, and create an updated economic roadmap for the Susanville Indian Rancheria that will help diversify and strengthen the tribal and regional economy," said Stacy Dixon, Tribal Chairman Susanville Indian Rancheria.EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster economic growth and job creation. 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 global economy.Additional information on how EDA programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.