Windsor, Colorado Manufacturing Sector Receives Boost from Commerce Department
September 9, 2010
Contact: John Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $1.67 million U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Town of Windsor, Colo., to upgrade the waste water treatment plant to serve existing and future industrial needs.
"The Obama administration is committed to job growth and business development, and this grant will fund vital infrastructure needed in the Windsor community," Locke said. "This project will help create jobs and keep businesses competitive by providing the critical infrastructure improvements needed to support business development in Windsor and the surrounding areas."
"The demand for this facility is supported by the collaborative efforts of Great Western Industrial Park and the companies located there, such as Vestas and the Kodak /Carestream Campus," said Windsor Town Manager Kelly Arnold.
Major employers currently operating in the city include Kodak, CareStream Health, Inc., Owens-Illinois, and Vestas Blades AS. With the Vestas blade manufacturing operations fully established, there will be a demand and an opportunity for associated component suppliers and service providers to locate nearby.
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.