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Press Release

Commerce Department Grant to Protect Tripp Business District and Related Jobs from Flooding

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $759,712 grant to the city of Tripp, S.D. to protect the business district and related jobs from future flooding by improving the local storm water control system.

"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 build the critical storm water infrastructure improvements needed to protect jobs in Tripp by moving surface water away from the business district."

"The EDA Grant for Tripp's storm water control project will make significant improvements to ensuring that access to the city, school and business district is maintained during significant precipitation events diverting a substantial amount of the water away from the south side of Dakota Street," said Glen Batterman Tripp City Council President.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov): 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.