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Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Nearly $2.5 Million to Improve Infrastructure in Northern California

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a nearly $2.5 million grant to the city of American Canyon in Napa County, California to improve roadway and transit access to the region’s industrial zone. According to the grantee, this project will create or save more than 130 jobs.

“The Obama Administration is committed to ensuring America’s infrastructure is able to support our industries competing in the global economy,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The EDA investment announced today will provide critical access and transit to and from the region’s industrial area, which will enable job growth and increased competitiveness for businesses in and around Napa.”

EDA’s investment will provide funding for the rehabilitation of a major roadway in the area’s industrial district, including road surface paving and storm drain installation. According to the grantee, the industrial district is an important regional asset, given its location near vital transportation arteries, and this project is necessary for the continued viability of existing businesses and their future expansion and growth. The roadway improvement project is part of a larger comprehensive regional plan to remove barriers to the prime industrial areas in Napa County and to provide an incentive for companies located in the industrial zone to keep their business operations and jobs in the region.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The Economic Development Administration marks 50 years of public service, leading 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.