U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Create Jobs, Strengthen Economy in Southeastern, Indiana
June 18, 2010
Contact: John Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced an $184,884 grant to the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission of Versailles, Indiana to continue a comprehensive economic development planning program.
"The U.S. Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission to continue to improve the regional economic climate," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez. "This EDA grant will continue an economic development planning program that will work to boost business development and job growth in the region."
"The EDA grant will help foster potential investment opportunities that will support high growth businesses and innovation-based entrepreneurs to expand and compete in global markets." said Susan Craig, Executive Director of the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
This three year EDA investment helps fund an economic development program for Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Switzerland and Ripley counties in southeastern Indiana. Utilizing EDA's assistance, the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will lead and facilitate efforts to implement projects identified with their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and to provide assistance to communities in the region to foster economic development.
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.