U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $509,810 to Make Critical Infrastructure Improvements to Support Business Development in San Juan
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
July 27, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $509,810 grant to the City of San Juan Economic Development Corporation of Texas to help make infrastructure improvements that will support business development in the region. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to help create 78 new jobs.
“Ensuring that our communities have the critical infrastructure they need to support commerce is a top priority for the Obama administration,” said Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. “Today’s EDA investment will help bring a new auto dealership and other businesses to San Juan to help create jobs for local citizens.”
This EDA grant will help build public infrastructure that will allow for the development of a 13-acre tract of land that will support the new auto dealership and future commercial development. Project work will include a sanitary sewer collection system, a water distribution system and lift station, and a new road that will allow full development of the tract.
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.