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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.6 Million to Support the Development of the Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center in Greensville County, Virginia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Greensville County, Virginia, to make water infrastructure improvements needed to support the development of the Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center. The project is expected to help create 1,190 jobs, according to grantee estimates.

“The Obama Administration is committed to ensuring our nation’s infrastructure is able to support business growth and job creation,” said Secretary Pritzker. “This EDA investment in Greensville County will provide the critical water infrastructure needed to serve the Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center, a key project that can transform Southside Virginia’s economy.”

The Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center is a 1,600-acre mega-site offering a central position along the eastern seaboard of the United States. With I-95 frontage, access to the CSX railroad main line, and a direct route to Virginia ports, the site provides businesses easy access to both national and international markets via road, rail, and sea. EDA’s investment will help build water lines to serve the development.

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.