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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.9 Million to Help Boost Manufacturing in Washington State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.9 million grant to the Port of Camas-Washougal in Washougal, Wash., to build a facility that can house the expanded operations of local manufacturing firms.

“Supporting the efforts of U.S. manufacturers to innovate, grow, and compete is a key focus of the Economic Development Administration,” said Secretary Pritzker. “This EDA grant will boost employment opportunities for the region’s workforce by providing new industrial space that allows for local firms to expand their operations.”

EDA’s investment will help construct a 50,000 sq. ft. prefabricated metal building that will be divided into at least 10 bays. The facility will include utilities such as water, power, sewer, and communication connections, plus drainage, parking areas and landscaping. According to grantee estimates, 160 new jobs can be created as a result of this project.

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.