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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.3 Million to Provide Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Bourne, Massachusetts

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.3 million grant to the town of Bourne, Massachusetts, to construct a new waste water treatment plant. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 30 jobs, retain 183 jobs and spur $18.3 million in private investment.

“The Trump Administration understands that investing in the infrastructure improvement that will create jobs for the American workforce,” said Wilbur Secretary Ross. “I look forward to seeing how the new Bourne water treatment plant will improve the Cape’s local economy and support industries like marine science, technology and renewable ocean-based energy development.”

This project will assist in the construction of a new waste water treatment plant that will provide crucial and needed treatment capacity in Buzzards Bay. The proposed project is vital to economic diversification in the area. It will support growth within the Cape Cod Commission’s targeted marine industries, providing new job opportunities for the entire Cape Cod Economic Region.

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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.

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