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U.S. Commerce Department and City of Greenville Collaborate to Boost Business Expansion and Create Jobs EDA Grant Expected to Create 75 Jobs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the city of Greenville, Ky., and the Greenville Utility Commission to upgrade the city's water supply lines to encourage business expansion and job growth. The project is expected to create 75 jobs, according to grantee estimates.

"The Obama Administration is committed to investing in the vital infrastructure we need to encourage business and job growth," Locke said. "This EDA grant will create jobs by allowing existing businesses to expand operations and by encouraging future business development in the region."

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.