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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.7 Million to Build New Wastewater Treatment System to Serve Golden Meadow

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.7 million grant to the town of Golden Meadow, La., to help build a new wastewater treatment system that can support the needs of local businesses and ensure greater economic resiliency in the region in the event of future natural disasters.

“Ensuring that business and industry have the tools they need to grow and thrive while becoming more resilient to natural disasters is key to job creation and economic growth,” said Secretary Pritzker. “This EDA grant will allow Golden Meadow to establish a reliable regional water system that will serve local business needs.”

This EDA investment will provide sewerage in an area affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike that contains about 150 residential and commercial properties. The investment will help to create a sustainable wastewater treatment system that will support a healthier environment for the region's workforce.

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.