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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Nearly $3 Million in Chester County to Support Key Infrastructure Improvements

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 Chester County, S.C., to make vital infrastructure improvements needed to create new jobs and attract significant investment to the county.

“Ensuring that our communities have the infrastructure they need to grow and thrive is a key priority for the Economic Development Administration,” said Secretary Pritzker. “This EDA grant will facilitate necessary infrastructure improvements that will boost employment opportunities in the region’s workforce.”

The EDA grant will support the construction of wastewater treatment improvements of a major manufacturer and employer within Chester County. This investment will provide critical job creation and investment in a county that has experienced significant job loss. According to grantee estimates, this investment is expected to create 300 new jobs and generate $100 million in private investment.

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.