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Press Release

City of Alamo Secures Commerce Department Support for Water System Improvements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $2 million U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to city of Alamo, Ga., to make wastewater infrastructure improvements to support the local business community. The project is expected to create or save more than 350 jobs and generate $30 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

"The Obama Administration is committed to providing communities with the resources they need to stimulate business development and put people back to work," Locke said. "This EDA grant will provide Alamo with the critical infrastructure they need to support the local businesses community and create jobs in the region."

The project funds wastewater infrastructure to support the needs of businesses, including the county's largest employer, Corrections Corporation of America, and facilitate future business and industry growth.

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.