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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.6 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Tribal Development in Anadarko, Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to the Delaware Nation Economic Development Authority, LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to renovate the Greentech Center facility and campus. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan’s Indigenous Communities program.

This grant will allow local businesses to locate and expand their operations at the new facility, creating new jobs in the region. This EDA investment is expected to create 227 jobs and generate $881,000 in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

“President Biden is committed to ensuring that Tribal communities are provided with the resources they need to diversify and grow their economies,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “This EDA project will support long-term economic development for the Delaware Nation, attracting new businesses to ensure a diverse regional economy.”

“The Economic Development Administration is dedicated to working with communities to support their locally-driven strategies to recover and rebuild from the pandemic,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo. “This project will create new opportunities for business development, creating jobs and spurring private investment in the area.”

This project is funded under EDA’s American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities program, which allocates $100 million in American Rescue Plan funding specifically to support the needs of Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities. The program supports these partners to develop and execute economic development projects they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future. Indigenous communities are also eligible and encouraged to apply under all of EDA’s other programs.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
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 invests in communities and supports regional collaboration in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

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