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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $124,000 to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Yolo County, California

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $124,000 grant to Yolo County located in the Sacramento Valley, Calif., to help develop an infrastructure master plan for economic expansion by determining the needs of rural communities of Madison, Yolo and Knights Landing in Yolo County.  

"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 advance regional competitiveness by identifying the infrastructure needed to support the underserved communities in Yolo County."

"This assistance with comprehensive infrastructure plans for economic expansion will greatly benefit the sustainability of our smaller communities," said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Helen M. Thomson.  "It's especially timely as we move toward implementing our recently adopted General Plan."

This year, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) marks 45 years of public service, with a mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster job creation, collaboration and innovation.

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.