California to Receive Funding from Commerce Department to Implement Local Strategies to Stimulate Job Creation
April 5, 2010
Contact: John Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced $96,000 in grants in the State of California to boost economic development planning efforts.
"Economic recovery and growth are top priorities for the Obama Administration," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John R. Fernandez. "These EDA grants will support California economic development planning programs that advance regional competitiveness by working to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, create higher-skill, living-wage jobs, and promote industry clusters."
The investments include:
- $70,000 to the Superior California Economic Development District of Redding to implement a comprehensive economic development planning program.
"Superior California Economic District was founded in 1979 as a joint powers authority special district serving the people, cities and counties of Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity," said Robert Nash, Executive Officer, for Superior California Economic Development District. "This investment will allow the district to continue assisting business development, training and helping local communities with planning and development of projects leading to job creation."
- $26,000 grant to the Central Sierra Economic Development District of Sonora to develop a comprehensive economic development planning program.
"This investment will assist the Central Sierra Economic Development District with collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors identifying and addressing the economic development priorities for the region," said Larry Busby, Executive Director, Central Sierra Economic Development District.
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.