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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Support Small Business Growth and Resiliency in California

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced an $880,000 grant to Superior California Economic Development of Redding, California, to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and to provide technical assistance to potential borrowers in disaster-impacted counties of Shasta, Trinity, Modoc, and Siskiyou. This EDA grant will be matched with $220,000 in local funds and is expected to create or retain 70 jobs and generate $1 million in private investment.

“President Trump is dedicated to providing businesses with the tools they need to recover and become more resilient in the wake of natural disasters,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Dr. John Fleming. “The Revolving Loan Fund to be administered by Superior California Economic Development will provide affordable loans to businesses that might not qualify and the for conventional financing.”

This project is funded under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (PL 115-123) (PDF), in which Congress appropriated to EDA $600 million in additional Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program (PDF) funds for disaster relief and recovery as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, wildfires and other calendar year 2017 natural disasters under the Stafford Act.

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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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