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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.3 Million to Make Business-Critical Infrastructure Improvements in Camden County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to Camden County, N.C., to help build a new wastewater treatment plant that will serve established businesses, including numerous health care-related enterprises, and future commercial needs in the Courthouse Township sewer district.

“The Economic Development Administration is committed to ensuring that our communities and regions have the critical infrastructure they need to support businesses and jobs,” said Secretary Pritzker. “This EDA grant will enable a new wastewater treatment plant to be built in Camden County to support established businesses and spur future private investment.”

EDA’s investment will help build a new, energy-efficient 50,000 gallons per day wastewater treatment plant to serve the Courthouse Township sewer district in Camden County. According to the grantee, the project will yield significant long-term benefits by providing residents greater access to health care services and by providing critical capacity that will ultimately increase opportunities for future retail and other commercial development in the county.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration
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. To learn more about EDA, visit www.eda.gov.