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Press Release

Commerce Department Invests to Revitalize Industrial Site in DeWitt, Nebraska

WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1 million U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Village of DeWitt, Neb., to make roadway and storm drainage improvements to a key industrial site.

"A strong manufacturing sector is critical to creating jobs and our nation's economic competitiveness," Locke said. "This EDA grant will help DeWitt revitalize a former manufacturing site for new businesses that will create local jobs."

The project will enhance DeWitt's recruitment efforts for a new manufacturing business to replace the former Irwin Industrial Tool Company.

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.