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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests more than $3.1 Million to Upgrade Critical Infrastructure and Attract Businesses to San Bernardino

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.1 million grant to the San Bernardino International Airport Authority in San Bernardino, California. The EDA investment will help upgrade roadways that serve the airport and surrounding businesses. According to grantee estimates, the funds will support the creation of 31 jobs and save an additional 47 jobs for the region.

“The Obama Administration and the Commerce Department are committed to improving our nation’s infrastructure, which is crucial for both economic growth and job creation,” said Secretary Pritzker. The EDA investment announced today will enable the San Bernardino International Airport to attract businesses that create job opportunities in the surrounding area.”

EDA’s investment will allow for improvements to a major roadway that services the San Bernardino International Airport and surrounding businesses. The Airport Authority is in the process of making substantial improvements at the airport and in the vicinity to support office, warehouse and airport-related businesses. According to the grantee, the improvements will build on existing efforts to attract the necessary commercial and industrial businesses to support the development of the airport as well as the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians master planned commercial and industrial development and will advance a significant component of the City of Highland's regional arterial and major highway plan.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.