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2019

  • EDA announced 15 investments from October 21-25, 2019, totaling $23,246,538.88, which is matched by $5,575,504.85 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $5,523,117 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes two projects for $4,247,116 that will help create 36 jobs, save 21 jobs, and leverage $914,600,000 in private investments; (2) $4,723,423 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 47 jobs, save 40 jobs, and leverage $5,800,000 in private investments; and (3) $12,999,998.88 in 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms projects to provide technical assistance to U.S. manufacturing and production firms affected by import competition to help them develop and implement projects to regain global competitiveness, increase profitability and create jobs.
    • $5,523,117 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $1,380,779 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,716,716 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $679,179 in local investment, to the City of Oregon and the Oregon on the Bay Regional Economic Development Foundation, Oregon/Lucas County, Ohio, to fund upgrades to infrastructure to connect Parkway Road to existing roadways that access Cedar Point Road, the major industrial access road in Oregon. The upgrades include reconstruction of the roadway, construction of sidewalks and landscaping, lighting, and replacement of sewer, storm sewer, water and electric conduit. Once completed, the project will serve as the catalyst for economic development and diversification in communities that have been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 22 jobs, save 15 jobs, and leverage $905,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,530,400 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $382,600 in local investment, to the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority, Scott City/Scott County, Missouri, to fund infrastructure improvements to meet the growing rail traffic demands in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, a designated Opportunity Zone. The railroad sustained major flooding damages from previous natural disasters. The project will increase the resiliency and reliability of the rail line by creating an operational system that can transport goods to and from the Port efficiently. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 14 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $9,600,000 in private investment.
      • $1,276,001 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $319,000 in local investment, to the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, Saint Thomas/Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, to fund development of the 2040 Visioning Post-Disaster Resiliency and Preparedness Plan, to help rebuild communities devastated by natural disasters in the United States Virgin Islands, to include several designated Opportunity Zones. The investment will help hire managing directors, provide for industry analysis, and facilitate public meetings to gather ideas for the plan, which will lay the groundwork for the next 20 years of development in the Territory. Once completed, the project will increase job opportunities, attract foreign direct investment, and promote economic resilience after future natural disasters.
    • $4,723,423 in one Public Works project, matched by $1,180,856 in local investment, as follows:
      • $4,723,423, matched by $1,180,856 in local investment, to the City of Dear Park, Deer Park/Spokane County, Washington, to fund construction of critical infrastructure to serve the Deer Park Business and Industrial Park along Cedar Road in Spokane County. The project will support the development of 11 acres of private property and approximately 16 acres within the municipal airport, which will help the community become more resilient and recover from seasonal flooding. Once complete, the project will provide long-term economic growth, spur business development, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 47 jobs, save 40 jobs, and leverage $5,800,000 in private investment.
    • $12,999,998.88 in 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms projects, matched by $3,013,869.85 in local investments, to provide technical assistance to U.S. manufacturing and production firms affected by import competition in order to help them develop and implement projects to regain global competitiveness, increase profitability and create jobs, as follows:
      • $1,867,153, matched by $501,073 in local investment, to the Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor/Washtenaw County, Michigan, to fund the activities of the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,301,120, matched by $263,206 in local investment, to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles/Loc Angeles County, California, to fund the activities of the Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,293,573.86, matched by $417,140.73 in local investment, to the Georgia Tech research Corporation, Atlanta/Fulton County, Georgia, to fund the activities of the Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,218,531.36, matched by $344,849 in local investment, to the Regents of the University of Colorado, Boulder/Boulder County, Colorado, to fund the activities of the Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,211,784, matched by $95,123 in local investment, to the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, to fund the activities of the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,104,755.36, matched by $58,080 in local investment, to the Trade Task Group, Seattle/King County, Washington, to fund the activities of the Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,075,862.86, matched by $178,547.27 in local investment, to the University of Missouri System, Columbia/Boone County, Missouri, to fund the activities of the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,044,519.86, matched by $331,694 in local investment, to the Mid-Atlantic Employers’ Association, King of Prussia/Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to fund the activities of the Mid-Atlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and District of Columbia, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $1,029,108.36, matched by $420,000 in local investment, to the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc., North Billerica/Billerica, Massachusetts, to fund the activities of the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $963,770.36, matched by $264,000 in local investment, to the Applied Strategies International Ltd., Chicago/Cook County, Illinois to fund the activities of the Midwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
      • $889,819.86, matched by $140,156.85 in local investment, to the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, Binghamton/Broome County, New York, to fund the activities of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which serves import-impacted firms located in New York, New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
  • EDA announced “0” investments during the week of October 14-18, 2019.
  • EDA announced “0” investments during the week of October 7-11, 2019.
  • EDA announced 28 investments from September 30-October 4, 2019, totaling $104,447,250, which is matched by $38,127,724 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $97,334,250 in 24 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes 19 projects for $74,134,250 that will help create 13,722 jobs, save 1,004 jobs, and leverage $6,485,043,000 in private investments; and (2) $7,113,000 in 4 Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 694jobs, save 1,153 jobs, and leverage $18,120,000 in private investments.
    • $97,334,250 in 24 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $25,429793 in local investments, as follows:
      • $14,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to the University of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie/Saint Thomas County, Virgin Islands, to fund infrastructure construction needed to increase resiliency at the University of the Virgin Islands on Saint Thomas Island, a designated Opportunity Zone. By expanding a medical facility by 33,000 square feet, the project will advance scientific research, education, and practice in an area hit hard by recent natural disasters. Once completed, the project will support technical innovation in an emerging industry cluster, train healthcare professionals for the workforce, promote medical tourism, and retain businesses throughout the region.
      • $14,100,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,000,000 in local investment, to the University of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie/Saint Thomas County, Virgin Islands, to fund the installation of infrastructure at the University of the Virgin Islands on Saint Thomas Island, a designated Opportunity Zone. The new 21,000 square foot medical facility will provide sustained quality healthcare in an area hit hard by natural disasters. Once completed, the project will support technical innovation in an emerging industry cluster, educate youth for the workforce, promote tourism, and retain businesses throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $35,000,000 in private investment.
      • $6,296,347 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no local match, to Mariposa County and the Mariposa Public Utility District, Mariposa/Mariposa County, California, to fund critical infrastructure renovations to support downtown business growth in the town of Mariposa, California, a designated Opportunity Zone. By repairing and improving roadways, water, and sewer lines, the project contributes to economic resiliency and mitigates the impact of recent natural disasters. Once completed, the project will encourage commercial development and create jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 52 jobs and leverage $145,000 in private investment.
      • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $2,200,506 in local investment, to the SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc., Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund construction of the SER Training Center in a designated Opportunity Zone in Harris County, to address workforce training needs in emerging and expanding industries in telecommunications, transportation, energy, construction, manufacturing, and infrastructure throughout the region. This project will support economic diversification, build resiliency from future natural disaster events, support private capital investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 6,000 jobs.
      • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,250,000 in local investment, to the Urban Partnership CDC, the Transmit Receive Labs Inc., and the Maker Hub Commercial Association Inc., Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund the renovations of a facility to serve as a community fabrication space and incubator hub featuring workforce training and apprenticeship programs in Harris County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The East End Innovations and Maker Hub mega site will provide an alternative work facility in response to the flooding devastations of Hurricane Harvey. Once completed, the project will help strengthen the regional economy, increase resiliency against future disaster, encourage private capital investment, and create jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 475 jobs and leverage $70,000,000 in private investment.
      • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,250,000 in local investment, to the City of West Orange and the Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #2, West Orange/Orange County, Texas, to fund the design and construction of a relocated wastewater treatment plant to provide critical support for new and existing industrial customers in an Opportunity Zone in Orange County. In an area flooded by Hurricane Harvey, the infrastructure project will increase business resiliency and mitigate the effects of future natural disasters, which will create jobs, attract private investment, and drive economic growth. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 520 jobs and leverage $5,800,000,000 ($5.8 billion) in private investment.
      • $4,800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,552,413 in local investment, to the City of Dayton, Dayton/Liberty County, Texas, to fund infrastructure improvements, including the construction of a utility extension, road expansion, and signal installation, to serve the Gulf Inland Logistics Park, which was impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Liberty County. Once completed, the project will support resiliency for future disasters, long-term economic growth, business development, and create new jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5,000 jobs and leverage $137,000,000 in private investment.
      • $4,800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,200,000 in local investment, to the Lamar State College Port Arthur, Port Arthur/Jefferson County, Texas, to fund the renovation of a 23,000 square foot facility and the construction of a free-standing building needed to support commercial drivers’ training on the campus of Lamar State College in Port Arthur, an area in a designated Opportunity Zone hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. By expanding classroom, laboratory, and storage space, the project will help fill the critical need for more licensed truck drivers throughout the region. Once completed, the project will create sustainable jobs in the oil and gas industries, promote resiliency, and strengthen the region’s export capacity. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 167jobs.
      • $4,300,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,075,000 in local investment, to Kleberg County, Kingsville/Kleberg County, Texas, to fund the construction of Regional Public Safety Training Facility and Emergency Operations and Command Center in a designated Opportunity Zone in Kleberg County. The project will serve nine counties as a regional training center for first responders and as an emergency command center for future natural disasters. Once completed, the project will help attract private investments and provide long-term economic growth throughout the region.
      • $3,700,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $925,000 in local investment, to the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, Houston/Harris County, Texas, to support the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation with renovating its existing infrastructure to create the Fifth Ward Technology Center, which will serve as a multi-tenant office space in Harris County. The new and improved facility will support the region in recovering from Hurricane Harvey and provide a cost-effective space, which will support entrepreneurs and small businesses in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will provide an affordable business incubator, which will help create jobs and improve the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 500 jobs and leverage $25,000,000 in private investment.
      • $3,450,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $862,500 in local investment, to the City of Seadrift, Seadrift/Calhoun County, Texas, to fund the construction of harbor and channel infrastructure to mitigate damage from Hurricane Harvey by accommodating deeper draft vessels in Seadrift, a designated Opportunity Zone. By building a bulkhead, a jetty, and dredging the channel, the project helps retain and increase vessel traffic and promotes resiliency in the face of future natural disasters. Once completed, the project will strengthen the regional economy, support private investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs and save 90 jobs.
      • $3,000,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $2,256,000 in local investment, to the KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc. and the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Gray/Knox County, Kentucky, to fund the renovations and re-equip of an abandoned nursing home to transform into a work ready training facility in downtown Barbourville in Knox County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will provide trainings in manufacturing, health care, logistics, business technologies, and IT/agri-foods/hospitality industries. Once completed, this project will support workforce development opportunities in areas significantly impacted by the coal industry, and will attract private investments, create jobs, and spur economic growth throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 10 jobs, save 100 jobs, and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
      • $3,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $847,546 in local investment, to the Common Market Philadelphia, Incorporated--Philadelphia/Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and the Common Market Texas, Incorporated--Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund the establishment of the Common Market Texas regional facility for resilient food systems, which will serve as a Houston food distribution facility. The project will support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey by providing food access programs in the communities that are still recovering, which will provide long-term economic stability.
      • $3,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to the LiftFund Inc., San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, to fund a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to assist businesses in disaster impacted areas with working capital, equipment, and inventory replacement needs in Victoria County. The project will help support small business owners, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 113 jobs, save 122 jobs, and leverage $3,578,000 in private investment.
      • $3,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to the City of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi/Nueces County, Texas, to fund the construction of critical roadway infrastructure improvements to Junior Beck Drive, a major roadway in a designated Opportunity Zone in Corpus Christi. The project will help expand roadway infrastructure to provide better access to a city-owned industrial park, which will attract industrial development, create new job opportunities, enhance and diversify the marketability of the economy, and support the city’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 630 jobs.
      • $2,070,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no match, to Newton County, Newton/Newton County, Texas, to fund renovations to rebuild Deweyville Road, which was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, to make it more resilient to future weather events. The road serves as the main relief evacuation route within Newton County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The re-engineering of drainage along the road will help the region become more resilient to future natural disasters, which will provide economic stability to strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 11 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,323,678 in local investment, to Bastrop County and the City of Bastrop, Bastrop/Bastrop County, Texas, to fund construction of a new emergency shelter and community center in Bastrop County. The project will help recovery efforts since the destruction of Hurricane Harvey and serve as a multipurpose assembly area to provide additional office space for Bastrop County Long Term Recover Team. In addition, the new facility will allow training space for Texas A&M AgriLife to implement its workforce development and technical assistance program, which will spur economic growth throughout the region.
      • $2,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $500,000 in local investment, to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston/Galveston County, Texas, to fund renovations of the Customs House building owned by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The project will allow the city to recover from the devastations of Hurricane Harvey, promote economic growth and diversification with a variety of emerging and start-up business, and serve as the centralized hub for business development. Once completed, the project will support resiliency against future natural disasters, create jobs, and spur private investments throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 12 jobs, save 13 jobs, and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $3,000,000 in local investment, to the Greenup Joint Sewer Agency, Greenup/Greenup County, Kentucky, to fund wastewater infrastructure upgrades that are critical for expanding advanced manufacturing in Greenup County, an area hit hard by the decline of the coal industry. By enhancing an existing water treatment site for service to an industrial park, the project will attract new business to a developing cluster, which will strengthen and diversify the regional economy, support private investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 132 jobs and leverage $403,200,000 in private investment.
      • $1,800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $450,000 in local investment, to the City of LaGrange, LaGrange/Fayette County, Texas, to support the City of LaGrange with expanding a sanitary sewer line infrastructure outside of its existing floodplain-riddled commercial district, and into the commercial corridor along West State Highway 71 Bypass and Airport Road in Fayette. The project will help the city become more resilient after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and once completed, it will lead to industry expansion, job creation and regional economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs.
      • $1,600,000 in Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $400,000 in local investment, to San Jacinto County, Coldspring/San Jacinto County, Texas, to fund construction of an Innovation and Emergency Command Center, which will increase the region’s resiliency to natural disasters in San Jacinto County. The project will support long-term solutions that will improve the county’s ability to respond efficiently to future disasters and help recovery efforts from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Once completed, the project will serve as the centralized disaster response center for several economic development entities and will increase regional capacity to support job retention and creation.
      • $1,137,150 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,137,150 in local investment, to the City of Sumner and the Sumner Municipal Light Plant, Sumner/Bremer County, Iowa, to fund the relocation of utilities infrastructure to mitigate the effects of flooding in the city of Sumner. The project helps move the power and light plant out of a floodplain by building a new substation and transmission drop, which will create a more resilient community and business environment. Once completed, the project will provide a critical infrastructure update and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help save 210 jobs.
      • $980,753, matched by $1,000,000 in local investment, to the Stanislaus Business Alliance and Modesto Junior College, Modesto/Stanislaus County, California, to fund the purchase of training equipment to support students of Modesto Junior College and the VOLT Institute in Stanislaus County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will provide advanced workforce development training in machining and manufacturing industries, which will provide sustainable jobs and spur business growth throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 20 jobs, save 453 jobs, and leverage $120,000 in private investment.
      • $800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $200,000 in local investment, to the Prairie View A&M University and Langetree, Prairie View/Waller County, Texas, to support a rural workforce partnership through the development of strategic alliances between industry partners and local economic development organizations through the Prairie View A&M University and Langetree collaborate venture in a designated Opportunity Zone in Waller County. The project will help the region recover from the destruction of Hurricane Harvey by creating economic resiliency in the Gulf Coast region, that will support job creation and attract skilled workers to strengthen the local economy.
    • $7,113,000 in 4 Public Works projects, matched by $12,697,931 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,000,000, matched by $3,000 in local investment, to the San Bernardino Community College District, San Bernardino/San Bernardino County, California, to fund the renovation of two buildings on a community college campus to serve as the iLEAD Innovation and Entrepreneurship Accelerator program center and the iLEAD Center for Re-Entry and Access to Transitional Employment program in San Bernardino, California. The project will help modernize two structures that will facilitate training, entrepreneurship, and re-entry of workers in a designated Opportunity Zone, which will help generate new businesses, create jobs, and drive economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 369 jobs, save 893 jobs, and leverage $120,000 in private investment.
      • $1,558,000, matched by $389,504 in local investment, to the Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell/Texas County, Oklahoma, to support the Oklahoma Panhandle State University with establishing the Workforce Building Construction and Equipment project, to construct the High Plains Technology Center, to offer a Welding Technology Program in the Panhandle region of Oklahoma. Located in Guymon Industrial Park, the project will address the critical need for access to workforce training in the welding, auto/diesel technology, and construction trades, which will produce qualified skilled workers with a state of Oklahoma pipe certification. Once complete, local businesses will benefit from certified welding workers, which will spur business growth, create jobs, and attract private investments. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $3,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,400,000, matched by $8,538,427 in local investment, to the Special School District of Fort Smith, Fort Smith/Sebastian County, Arkansas, to fund the renovation of a warehouse facility to accommodate the Career Technology Center for Fort Smith Public Schools in Sebastian County. Once completed, the project will assist in workforce training and development, build community resiliency near an Opportunity Zone, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 165 jobs and save 260 jobs.
      • $1,155,000, matched by $770,000 in local investment, to the Hot Spring County, Malvern/Hot Spring County, Arkansas, to fund improvements to the existing Industrial Park infrastructure, which is located within an Opportunity Zone in Hot Spring County. The project will provide excavation, a wastewater and drainage system, and site preparation for the attraction of new businesses. Once completed, the project will promote private investments, create jobs, and establish an innovative centric economy that will strengthen the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 130 jobs and leverage $15,000,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced 16 investments from September 16-20, 2019, totaling $12,583,865, which is matched by $8,661,983 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $8,086,838 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes five projects for $6,421,627 that will help create 776 jobs and leverage $280,000 in private investments; (2) $4,390,000 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, which includes two projects for $3,640,000 that will help create 185 jobs, save 15 jobs, and leverage $17,000,000 in private investments; and (3) $107,027 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs.
    • $8,086,838 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $3,992,547 in local investments, as follows:
      • $4,200,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,100,000 in local investment, to the West Calcasieu Port, Sulphur/Calcasieu County, Louisiana, to fund improvements of port infrastructure in West Calcasieu County. The project includes construction of a bulkhead and crane pad for loading and unloading barges at West Calcasieu Port. Once completed, this project will enhance resiliency after natural disasters, support private investment, create jobs, and drive regional economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 400 jobs.
      • $860,000, matched by $277,500 in local investment, to the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., Russell/Warren County, Pennsylvania, to support the Pennsylvania Wilds Center in developing a virtual retail and marketplace platform, which will allow the sales of manufactured goods locally and internationally in Warren County. This investment diversifies the region’s economy and supports the growth of job opportunities, business expansion, entrepreneurship, and will increase foreign direct investments. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs.
      • $835,592, matched by $835,582 in local investment, to the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium, Milwaukee/Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, to support the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium (WERC) with the purchase and installation of equipment at the WERC training facility in Milwaukee County. The project will help establish an innovative instructional program in the energy, power, and control sector. The program will provide a pipeline of trained workers for existing and future businesses, which will create new jobs for the region's workforce and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 250 jobs.
      • $600,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $150,000 in local investment, to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, Jasper/Jasper County, Texas, to support the Deep East Texas Council of Governments with developing an engineering strategic plan that will strengthen the broadband infrastructure and promote resiliency against future disasters in Jasper County. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
      • $587,200 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $146,800 in local investment, to the City of Blackfoot, Blackfoot/Bingham County, Idaho, to fund the engineering design of a replacement for a deteriorating bridge in the city of Blackfoot. Once completed, this critical infrastructure will promote resiliency after natural disasters, facilitate workforce development, and drive economic growth throughout the region.
      • $586,786 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $396,330 in local investment, to the Government of the Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas/Saint Thomas County, Virgin Islands, to amend an existing grant to fund a disaster resiliency plan that assists the United States Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research with developing a Post-Disaster Resiliency Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Tourism Master Plan. The planning strategy will focus on reconstruction and rebuilding towards resiliency while diversifying the economy to promote a quick recovery and make it more hardened to withstand future impacts of economic, natural, and other disasters. Once completed, the project will help lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $426,035, matched by $426,035 in local match, to the University Corporation at Monterey Bay, Seaside/Monterey County, California, to support the development of the Startup Monterey Bay Launchpad, an incubator program that provides services to entrepreneurs in the Seaside region. The program will provide technical and business assistance, mentorship, education and access to resources for startup companies in the area. Once completed, the project will explore strategies to help increase economic diversification and resiliency throughout the region, which will attract private investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $280,000 in private investment.
      • $200,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $200,000 in local investment, to the Rural Policy and Public Lands Institute, Inc. and Grow Economy, Inc., Grand Junction/Mesa County, Colorado, to support the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado with conducting an analysis of Moffat, Route, and Rio Blanco counties in Colorado and Carbon, Emery, and San Juan counties in Utah, which were impacted by the retraction in coal demand. The project will help establish long-term recovery efforts and provide a roadmap for increasing demand in the coal industry through innovative coal-derived products, which will create sustainable jobs throughout the region.
      • $191,225, matched by $199,300 in local investment, to the Oregon Technology Business Center, Beaverton/Washington County, Oregon, to fund the development of a technical assistance and entrepreneurial training program to deliver business formation, investor, mentor, and seed fund management instruction to the counties of Coos, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill, which are located in western and southwestern Oregon. Once completed, the project will help generate more economic opportunities for the region, which will diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $150,000, matched by $150,000 in local investment, to the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council, Hagerstown/Washington County, Maryland, to support the development of the Forestry Economic Strategy, an action plan and strategy for countering the economic impact of numerous mill closures across the state of Maryland. Once completed, the plan will provide a roadmap for capitalizing on new opportunities in the forest industry, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses in designated Opportunity Zones throughout the region.
      • $100,000, matched by $100,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Utah Economic Development District, Price/Carbon County, Utah, to support the Southeastern Utah Economic Development District with partnering with the University of Utah-Eastern and Utah’s Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) program, to promote economic development tools in order to diversify the rural economies of Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and Uintah counties in Utah. The project will help access and leverage current state programs to provide workforce training and retraining to meet industry needs and certify and train private businesses to increase demand for products and services in designated Opportunity Zones. In addition, the project will provide a pipeline of trained workers for existing and future businesses, which will create new jobs for the region's workforce and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 21 jobs.
      • $100,000, matched by $11,000 in local investment, to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall/Bingham County, Idaho, to fund a feasibility study to determine the economic impact of developing a modular housing fabrication plant on the Shoshone-Bannock reservation, to serve residents in Bingham County, Idaho. Once completed, the study will provide a plan for future implementation, which will increase job opportunities and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $4,390,000 in three Public Works projects, matched by $4,562,000 in local investments, as follows:
    • $107,027 in one Local Technical Assistance project matched by $107,436 in local investment, to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning.
  • EDA announced 22 investments from September 9-13, 2019, totaling $7,599,993, which is matched by $4,554,120 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $4,224,521 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes two projects for $3,487,764 that will help create 125 jobs, save 200 jobs, and leverage $29,000,000 in private investments; (2) $1,865,909 in four Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 110 jobs, save 284 jobs, and leverage $19,567,334 in private investments; (3) $1,152,500 in nine Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; (4) $227,178 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (5) $129,885 in two Local Technical Assistance projects to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs.
    • $4,224,521 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $1,634,135 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,864,462 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $725,068 in local investment, to the city of West Plains, West Plains/Howell County, Missouri, to fund construction of the Burton Branch, South Fork of Howell Creek, and Galloway Creek storm water detention basins in Howell County to mitigate storm water peak flow volumes during rain events. Once completed, the project will provide new infrastructure that will reduce the negative impacts of heavy rainfall and flooding, which will create a resilient local economy that retains and increases job opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 200 jobs, and leverage $4,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,623,302 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $491,230 in local investment, to the Emanuel County Development Authority, Swainsboro/Emanuel County, Georgia, to fund construction of water and sewerage system improvements needed to support business growth in a designated Opportunity Zone in Emanuel County. The project will serve a sawmill under construction, a proposed spin-off pallet manufacturing plant, and the remainder of undeveloped property in an industrial park south of Swainsboro. Once completed, the project will help promote growth and economic development by increasing investment, employment, and economic diversity throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $25,000,000 in private investment.
      • $446,757, matched by $297,837 in local investment, to the Maine Development Foundation, Hollowell/Kennebec County, Maine, to support the development of a program focused on strengthening community economic development capacity and facilitating small business growth and diversification. The project will assist 10 rural Maine communities negatively impacted by mill closures and declines in Maine’s forest economy, which will help these communities rebuild an economic resilience ecosystem that will attract private investment and create jobs.
      • $170,000, with no local match, to the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Lakeport/Lake County, California, to fund a feasibility study to provide the Big Valley Band of Mission Indians with determining the viability of a commercial center in Lake County. Once completed, the study will provide a plan for capitalizing on new opportunities in workforce development for the tribal members, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $120,000, matched by $120,000 in local investment, to the Baltimore Development Corporation, Baltimore/Baltimore City, Maryland, to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) in the Baltimore City region. The strategy will help stabilize and diversify the economy by focusing on an innovation-based approach that leverages current assets, identifies new opportunities, and builds on a highly trained workforce. Once completed, the project will bring together the public and private sectors to strengthen the regional economy.
    • $1,865,909 in four Public Works projects, matched by $1,699,004 in local investments, as follows:
      • $656,231, matched by $649,078 in local investment, to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors, Grenada/Grenada County, Mississippi to fund infrastructure improvements to help businesses expand within the Grenada County Business and Technology Park in Grenada. The improvements include lighting, water and sewer lines, an access road, and storm drainage to support the expansion of a logistics firm in the industrial park. Once completed, this project will support workforce development, encourage private capital investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $6,000,000 in private investment.
      • $477,738, matched by $589,076 in local investment, to the city of Eagle River and Eagle River, City of Trade Style-Municipal Utility, Eagle River/Vilas County, Wisconsin, to fund the installation of a back-up electric transformer and related equipment, to provide redundant power to the city of Eagle River. The project will provide Eagle River’s business community with a long-term source of reliable power capacity, which will help support the development of new businesses in a designated Opportunity Zone and create employment opportunities throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help save 200 jobs.
      • $375,000, matched by $222,890 in local investment, to the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, Browning/Glacier County, Montana, to amend an existing grant to support site development and construction of a commercial building—the StarLink Administration Headquarters, in a designated Opportunity Zone in Browning. The additional funds will help build the new facility that will house the administrative headquarters for the Tribe’s broadband project, as well as retail space for new and expanding broadband-related services. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and leverage $67,334 in private investment.
      • $356,940, matched by $237,960 in local investment, to the city of Sylvania and the Screven County Industrial Development Authority, Sylvania/Screven County, Georgia, to fund infrastructure upgrades that is critical for expanding natural gas production in Screven County, to support a poultry processing and shipping facility by extending the distribution system to the Screven County Industrial Park. The project will help lead to long-term economic growth and an increase in sustainable job opportunities throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 75 jobs and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment.
    • $1,152,500 in nine Partnership Planning projects, matched by $916,250 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $227,178 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $245,171 in local investments, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $129,885 in two Local Technical Assistance projects, matched by $59,560 in local investments, to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning.
  • EDA announced 17 investments from September 2-6, 2019, totaling $9,888,033, which is matched by $5,510,567 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $6,438,950 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes one project for $4,400,000 that will help create 10,900 jobs and leverage $1,700,000,000 ($1.7 billion) in private investment; (2) $2,224,420 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 385 jobs and leverage $60,140,000 in private investment; (3) $659,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (4) $565,663 in five Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $6,438,950 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $1,713,950 in local investments, as follows:
      • $4,400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,100,000 in local investment, to the city of East Palo Alto, East Palo Alto/San Mateo County, California, to fund the construction of critical storm water infrastructure in the city of East Palo Alto, California, to mitigate the aftermath of the 2017 floods. The upgrades and improvements to the water facilities and lines will help prevent future flooding and bring economic stability to the Ravenswood Redevelopment Area, which is located in an Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will promote business resiliency, attract private investment, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10,900 jobs and leverage $1,700,000,000 ($1.7 billion) in private investment.
      • $1,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $375,000 in local investment, to the East Montgomery County Improvement district, New Caney/Montgomery County, Texas, to support the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), with the construction of an office building on its existing industrial park in Montgomery County, Texas. The new infrastructure will facilitate job creation and retention, which will help EMCID recover from the impact of Hurricane Harvey by promoting growth and economic development. Once completed, this project will help increase private investment, employment, and economic diversity throughout the region.
      • $400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $100,000 in local investment, to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC (project located in Saint Thomas/Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands), to support the International Economic Development Council with expanding the post-disaster Hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery program through the provision of technical assistance to businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The program will focus on recovering and strengthening the commercial, manufacturing, retail, construction and business services in designated Opportunity Zones within the area. Once in place, the program will help create strengthen regional economies, increase resiliency, encourage private capital investment, and create jobs.
      • $138,950 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $138,950 in local investment, to the city of Kemmerer, Kemmerer/Lincoln County, Wyoming, to fund the hiring of an Impact Manager to conduct a study and implement the findings of the study, to address the local and regional need for economic diversification in Kemmerer. Once completed, the study will assist the region in identifying new markets for existing resources, which will create new opportunities and attract private investments to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
    • $2,224,420 in two Public Works projects, matched by $3,008,551 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,000,000, matched by $2,912,371 in local investment, to Pulaski County, Little Rock/Pulaski County, Arkansas, to fund infrastructure improvements to Zeuber Road in support of future industrial development in Pulaski County. This project will grow the U.S. exports and increase foreign direct investment in addition to enhancing the commuting area in Little Rock Port Authority, Industrial Park. Once completed, this investment will expand the transportation network that serves vital industries, which will strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 357 jobs and leverage $60,000,000 in private investment.
      • $224,420, matched by $96,180 in local investment, to Hancock County, Sneedville/ Hancock County, Tennessee, to fund necessary infrastructure to complete the paving of the parking lot for the newly constructed Hancock Call Center, which is located in a designated Opportunity Zone in Sneedville. The improvements will enable companies to expand their existing businesses and accommodate future business development, which will attract private investments, create jobs, and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 28 jobs and leverage $140,000 in private investment.
    • $659,000 in six Partnership Planning projects, matched by $218,791 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $565,663 in five Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $569,275 in local investments, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced 24 investments from August 26-30, 2019, totaling $5,052,547, which is matched by $5,388,684 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,730,877 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes one project for $1,460,877 that will help create 40 jobs and leverage $15,000,000 in private investment; (2) $1,250,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 360 jobs and leverage $27,000,000 in private investment; (3) $505,000 in five Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (4) $1,546,670 in 13 Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (5) $20,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs.
    • $1,730,877 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $1,625,877 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,460,877 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $1,460,877 in local investment, to the Campbell County Economic Development Corporation, Gillette/Campbell County, Wyoming, to support the Campbell County Economic Development Corporation with the development of an Advanced Carbon Products Innovation Center, to provide a hub for businesses to research and develop products derived from coal. The project will help the region during a significant downturn in the coal industry by constructing a facility to move technology from the lab to commercialization, which will advance the most promising coal-related technologies being developed at the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources. Completion of the project will lead to job creation and serve as a catalyst for economic development in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs and leverage $15,000,000 in private investment.
      • $140,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $35,000 in local investment, to the City of Kellogg and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Kellogg/Shoshone County, Idaho, to fund an economic analysis to determine the best and most efficient use of land parcels for redevelopment in the city of Kellogg. The investment will help regional planners explore opportunities to establish a framework to enhance community resiliency in the aftermath of future disasters. Once completed, the project will protect existing jobs and create workforce opportunities to drive economic growth throughout the region.
      • $80,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $80,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, Colstrip/Rosebud County, Montana, to support the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation with developing a study and development plan for a business innovation center and a potential commercial or industrial building in Colstrip, Montana. The project will help address the local and regional need for developing buildings into businesses in the downtown corridor, which will support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
      • $50,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, Colstrip/Rosebud County, Montana, to support the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation with hiring a consultant to conduct a study to determine the most optimum site for development of an energy industrial park in Colstrip, Montana. The project will allow the community to address the severe economic dislocations that the area will experience in response to the shutdown of properties within the Colstrip area, which is anticipated to result in the loss of several high paid, highly skilled coal-industry jobs. Once completed, the project will support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to the area.
    • $1,250,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $1,250,000 in local investment, to Missouri State University, Springfield/Greene County, Missouri, to fund the expansion of the eFactory Incubator at Missouri State University in Green County. The renovations include creating technology commercialization infrastructure to provide new industrial innovation and workforce development within a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will assist the community by developing new job opportunities to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 360 jobs and leverage $27,000,000 in private investment.
    • $505,000 in five Partnership Planning projects, matched by $481,667 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $1,546,670 in 13 Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $2,011,140 in local investment, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $20,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $20,000 in local investment, to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning.
  • EDA announced 11 investments from August 19-23, 2019, totaling $1,703,355, which is matched by $1,601,462 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $822,855 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes one project for $633,555 that will help create 35 jobs; (2) $191,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (3) $689,500 in five Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $822,855 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $777,212 in local investments, as follows:
      • $633,555, matched by $646,712 in local investment, to the Ben Franklin technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia/Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to fund the development of a new life sciences regional innovation cluster to support the Philadelphia region’s life science sector. The project will assist in the implementation of a technical assistance program to help fill commercialization gaps and leverage expansion of technology workforce programs among community colleges and universities. This investment will work to address the economic challenges and special economic needs of the life sciences industry, which will help facilitate new business formation, job growth, and long-term economic diversification in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 35 jobs.
      • $99,500, matched by $101,500 in local investment, to the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Ridgway/Elk County, Pennsylvania, to fund the Regional Broadband Vertical Asset Inventory study to determine the viability of using existing vertical assets to expand a broadband network into rural areas of northwestern Pennsylvania and test existing lines for speed. Results of this study will provide essential information to support the region’s effort in building a broadband system to diversify its economy, which will help sustain and grow businesses throughout the region.
      • $90,000, matched by $29,000 in local investment, to the Greater Louisville foundation, Inc., Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky, to support the development of a comprehensive economic development assessment for the region served by the Greater Louisville Foundation, Inc., which comprises 15 counties in the metropolitan area. The study will focus on resources in the entrepreneurship ecosystem and the innovation pipeline, to help identify the capacity and core competencies of various organizations, design a coordinating mechanism to ensure consistency and collaboration, and streamline the process by which the private sector assesses these services.
    • $191,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $134,750 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $689,500 in five Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $689,500 in local investment, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced 21 investments from August 9-15, 2019, totaling $7,001,794, which is matched by $12,757,510 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $2,589,071 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes four projects for $2,539,071 that will help create 104 jobs, save 19 jobs, and leverage $28,900,000 in private investment; (2) $2,880,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 105 jobs and leverage $100,000 in private investment; (3) $760,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (4) $772,723 in six Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $2,589,071 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,352,730 in local investments, as follows:
      • $986,186 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $766,615 in local investment, to the Community Ventures Corporation, Lexington/Fayette County, Kentucky, to support the Community Venture Corporation with the rehabilitation of the first floor of the McIntyre/Rankin Hall into a full-service kitchen incubator/business accelerator. The facility will provide training, technical assistance, and mentoring to entrepreneurs throughout a seven-county region of Kentucky severely impacted by the loss of coal related jobs. Once completed, the project will help promote growth and economic development by increasing investment, employment, and economic diversity throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 41 jobs, save 19 jobs, and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
      • $962,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $962,000 in local investment, to the Doddridge County Public Service District, West Union/Doddridge County, West Virginia, to fund infrastructure upgrades to provide water service that is critical for expanding natural gas production in Doddridge County. The project will assist with recovery efforts due to flooding damages in 2017, which will lead to long-term economic growth and an increase in sustainable job opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs.
      • $440,885 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funds, matched by $424,115 in local investment, to the City of Friendsville, Friendsville/Blount County, Tennessee, to support construction to the wastewater infrastructure in Blount County, which will rebuild the sewer system that was affected by a natural disaster within the region’s economically distressed and underserved communities. This project will create resiliency against future disasters, promote business growth along the City’s industrial corridor and attract private investment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $25,000,000 in private investment.
      • $150,000, matched by $150,000 in local investment, to Forward Cody Wyoming, Inc., Cody/Park County, West Virginia, to fund a revolving loan to provide gap financing options in Cody/Park County, an underserved community, following the loss of a major local employer. By improving capitalization of commercial startups and restructuring firms, the investment will help diversify the regional economy, spur manufacturing expansion, and create jobs in a federally designated Opportunity Zone. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 23 jobs and leverage $2,900,000 in private investment.
      • $50,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council (Region XI), Weirton/ Hancock, West Virginia, to fund a study of public wastewater service in Brooke County. By analyzing costs and sewer infrastructure impact, the study will lay the groundwork for economic diversification in an underserved area. Once completed, the project will promote business resiliency in coal communities, attract private investment, and create jobs throughout the region.
    • $2,880,000 in two Public Works projects, matched by $6,379,888 in local investment, as follows:
    • $760,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $934,000 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $772,723 in six Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $3,090,892 in local investment, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced 11 investments from August 5-8, 2019, totaling $5,573,702, which is matched by 5,365,543 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,443,702 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes three projects for $1,017,887 that will help create 743 jobs and leverage $3,853,988 in private investment; (2) $3,700,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 215 jobs, save 500 jobs, and leverage $35,830,000 in private investment; (3) $350,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (4) $80,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $1,443,702 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $674,038 in local investments, as follows:
      • $415,256 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $415,256 in local investment, to Bismarck State College, Bismarck/Burleigh County, North Dakota, to support Bismarck State College in the expansion of additional lab and classroom space for innovative educational exploration that will address the hiring needs of the businesses within the community of Burleigh County. The project will help promote growth and economic development by increasing investment, employment, and economic diversity throughout a region that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 475 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $362,898, matched by $90,725 in local investment, to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury/Caledonia County, Vermont, to fund the electrical grid enhancement and weather forecasting resiliency project at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in the town of St. Johnsbury. The project will make infrastructure improvements needed to enhance regional public safety, add capacity to the regional Green Mountain Power system, and establish a business continuity center that local businesses can utilize during power outages in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will strengthen economic development throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 8 jobs and leverage $153,988 in private investment.
      • $239,733, matched by $59,932 in local investment, to the University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, to fund a multi-faceted effort by the University of Alaska Anchorage, to provide training and technical assistance to tribal projects, with an emphasis on tourism development, in Alaska. Once completed, this project will increase business productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, create jobs, and promote long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification in an underserved region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 260 jobs and leverage $1,700,000 in private investment.
      • $213,315, matched by $55,000 in private investment, to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC, to fund the hiring of certified economic development coordinators to manage recovery efforts in disaster-impacted areas throughout the state of North Carolina. This amendment will match and deploy technical assistance professionals with communities to bring together regional planning efforts. Once in place, these professionals will create an economic development roadmap to strengthen regional economies, increase resiliency, encourage private capital investment, and create jobs.
      • $212,500 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $53,125 in local investment, to Milam County, Cameron/Milam County, Texas, to support Milam County with establishing a county-wide economic development strategic plan, to use as a roadmap to economic diversification that will allow the county to rebound from the closing of a local coal mine that brought significant job losses to the region. Once completed, the plan will allow the county to complete an asset mapping process and develop a regional marketing strategy that will help to increase regional capacity to work with industries targeted in their business recruitment and expansion efforts, which will help attract private investments, boost businesses and grow jobs throughout the region.
    • $3,700,000 in two Public Works projects, matched by $4,216,074 in local investment, as follows:
    • $350,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $350,000 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $80,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project, matched by $125,431 in local investment, to support the fourth year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced 31 investments from July 29-August 1, 2019, totaling $38,430,450, which is matched by $19,624,329 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $30,410,437 in 15 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes eight projects for $22,887,514 that will help create 1,840 jobs, save 370 jobs, and leverage $119,212,500 in private investment; (2) $6,911,312 in four Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 966 jobs, save 500 jobs, and leverage $209,500,000 in private investment; (3) $112,181 in two Local Technical Assistance projects to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs; (4) $916,520 in nine Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (5) $80,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $30,410,437 in 15 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $11,473,056 in local investments, as follows:
      • $8,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $2,620,000 in private investment, to the City of Albany, Albany/Dougherty County, Georgia, to fund new construction to the underground utility electric and fiber optic infrastructure, to serve facilities and businesses in a designated Opportunity Zone, near downtown Albany. The project will provide needed enhancements to the utility system to support the city with resiliency from future occurrences of failure in the event of natural disasters. Once completed, the project will provide community access to high-speed internet with reliable electrical power, support the development of new businesses, and create employment opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 7 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $25,000,000 in private investment.
      • $7,463,295 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $4,536,705 in local investment, to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, St. Petersburg/Pinellas County, Florida, to fund construction of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator, a state-of-the-art business incubator located in an Opportunity Zone in St. Petersburg. The incubator will enhance and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing affordable and quality office space for product development for growing businesses in the region. Once completed, the project will support economic diversification and resilience in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and sudden and severe events including employment loss in the industrial sector, which will help facilitate new business formation, job growth and increase tax revenue throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 466 jobs and leverage $66,600,000 in private investment.
      • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by 1,250,000 in local investment, to the University of Texas at Austin, Austin/Travis County, Texas, to fund renovations to the Center for Coastal Ocean Science at the University of Texas - Austin Science Institute Port Street Campus in Port Aransas, Texas. The project supports upgrades needed to the campus as a result of damages from Hurricane Harvey. Once completed, these upgrades will support the center in providing research and data to aid sustainable economic development throughout the Gulf Coast Region, which will attract private investment, strengthen the regional economy, and create jobs.
      • $3,000,000 in 2018 disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,309,399 in local investment, to the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation, Dickinson/Galveston County, Texas, to support the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation in Texas with the renovation of a storm-damaged, 30,000 sq. ft., building, to help establish the Gulf Coast Market. The project will create a thriving small business development and revitalization hub to strengthen the regional economy, develop a prepared workforce, and support private investment throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 390 jobs.
      • $2,392,800 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental fund, matched by $265,867 in local investment, to the Florida Gateway College, Lake City/Columbia County, Florida, to fund construction of the Gateway College - Commercial Vehicle Driving Postsecondary Adult Vocational Facility in a designated Opportunity Zone in Columbia County. The facility will provide individuals with valuable skills in the trucking and distribution industry sectors, which will promote higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 310 jobs, save 285 jobs, and leverage $52,500 in private investment.
      • $1,878,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $470,020 in local investment, to the Town of Kershaw, Kershaw/Lancaster County, South Carolina, to fund water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in the town of Kershaw, to support economic diversification and recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Once completed, the project will help reduce business disruptions and increase resiliency in the wake of natural disasters, which will attract private investment, strengthen the regional economy, and create jobs.
      • $1,150,739 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $287,684 in local investment, to Ohio University, Athens/Athens County, Ohio, to fund infrastructure upgrades to the Ohio University Innovation Center in Athens County. This project will renovate offices to provide an array of business incubation resources to expand, diversify, and create new entrepreneur business opportunities, which will lead to job creation and serve as a catalyst for economic development in the communities that have been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $20,000,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $266,478 in local investment, to LiftFund, Inc., San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas, to fund a technical assistance program to support entrepreneurial and business development through Liftfund’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Program. The program will provide a disaster readiness toolkit, seminars, consultations, and online interactive learning videos, to increase disaster preparedness and build resiliency for small businesses in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Completion of the project will foster conditions that support job creation, economic stability, and strengthen the region’s entrepreneurial environment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 45 jobs and save 25 jobs.
      • $250,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $250,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, Colstrip/Rosebud County, Montana, fund a revolving loan fund, to provide financing to the coal industries in the counties impacted by the imminent closure of the power plant in Colstrip. The project will help promote growth and economic development by increasing investment, employment, and economic diversity throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 22 jobs and leverage $2,560,000 in private investment.
      • $238,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, with no local match, to the LaJolla Band of Luiseno Indians, Pauma Valley/San Diego County, California, to fund the La Jolla Indian Reservation disaster resiliency strategy in San Diego County. The Tribe will establish a La Jolla Economic Development Authority to oversee creation of an ongoing disaster resiliency strategy for its economy and community. Once implemented, the project will provide a comprehensive plan to help the region become more resilient to future disasters and economic downturns, which will diversify and strengthen the local economy.
      • $190,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no local match, to Superior California Economic Development, Redding/Shasta County, California, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to focus on disaster preparedness and post-disaster economic recovery in Shasta County, California. The recovery coordinator will identify potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects to help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improve the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
      • $130,680 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $59,680 in local investment, to the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce, Eureka/Humboldt County, California, to fund construction of the Business Service Center (BSC) in Humboldt County, to address workforce training needs in emerging and expanding industries in response to recent job losses in the wood product sector. BSC will help entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses by providing access to resources they need for growth and long-term success. In addition, the project will create opportunities for young entrepreneurs and help encourage youth retention in the community by diversifying the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 500 jobs, save 50 jobs, and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
      • $87,323, matched by $87,323 in local investment, to University Enterprises, Inc., Sacramento/Sacramento County, California, to fund the Sacramento State-California Mobility Center (CMC) feasibility study to examine if the state has the capacity to support the new center. The mission of the CMC is to build an electric vehicle prototyping facility that will develop and promote electric and autonomous vehicle technologies in the greater Sacramento region. Once completed, the project will help foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce.
      • $79,600 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $19,900 in local investment, to the City of Mt. Shasta, Mounty Shasta/Siskiyou County, California, to support the city of Mt. Shasta with conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability of an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) on a large property known as ‘The Landing’ in Siskiyou County. EIFDs are new, innovative tools that help fund required infrastructure and public facilities that are critical to economic resilience. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
      • $50,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, Colstrip/Rosebud County, Montana, to support the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation with creating a marketing study, strategy, and plan to support diversification in Colstrip, Montana. Once completed, the project will provide a comprehensive multimedia marketing strategy that will attract private investment, create jobs, and expand tourism and businesses in the region.
    • $6,911,312 in four Public Works projects, matched by $7,126,352 in local investment, as follows:
      • $4,118,032, matched by $4,118,032 in local investment, to the City of Huntsville, Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama, to fund construction of a separation bridge to serve Toyota Mazda Inc. in Madison County. The project will provide an opportunity to further industrial and commercial development adjacent to the site and accommodate additional vehicles that frequent the roadway due to the automotive manufacture’s location. Once completed, the project will help create multiple sustainable job opportunities, increase the development of other industries, and provide an economic boost throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 320 jobs and leverage $128,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by 2,600,000 in local investment, to the City of Lavonia, Franklin County, and Hart County, Lavonia/Franklin County, Georgia, to fund sewer and wastewater improvements to serve a new automotive parts manufacturer locating in Gateway Industrial Park in Lavonia. The improvements will enhance the marketability of the park and its assets by enabling existing industrial businesses to expand while attracting new industrial development to the area, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 400 jobs and leverage $54,000,000 in private investment.
      • $440,000, matched by $320,000 in local investment, to the Town of Brattleboro, Brattleboro/Windham County, Vermont, to fund infrastructure improvements to accommodate increased water demand and wastewater flows for a light industrial park along Exit 1 in Brattleboro. The park is a prime site for businesses in the regional manufacturing cluster and with these improvements, the park is expected to provide new industrial and workforce opportunities within an Opportunity Zone. This investment will assist the region with developing new job opportunities to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 196 jobs and leverage $27,500,000 in private investment.
      • $353,280, matched by $88,320 in local investment, to the Idaho Rural Water Association, Boise/Ada County, Idaho, to fund the construction of new infrastructure to house a workforce training facility in Boise. The project will assist the region in providing technical skills training in water and wastewater sustainable industries, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and save 500 jobs.
    • $112,181 in two Local Technical Assistance projects, matched by $112,181 in local investments, to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning, as follows:
      • $70,000, matched by $70,000 in local investment, to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Rochester/Strafford County, New Hampshire, to support the Strafford Regional Planning Commission with developing a full 5-year comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) update to: cultivate collaborative efforts and leadership for economic advancement in the region; create awareness of the need to market and brand the Strafford region, and identify areas of economic distress and opportunities in the area. Once completed, the project will provide a plan for capitalizing on new opportunities in workforce development, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $42,181, matched by $42,181 in local investment, to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua/Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, to fund the Nashua Millyard Development Plan and Wilton Collaborative Work Space Feasibility Project, to conduct economic development analyses to assist communities, one urban and one rural, in achieving their economic development goals. The project will analyze the feasibility of developing a collaborative workspace in downtown Wilton, which could include a business accelerator, incubator, maker-space or a hybrid model. Once completed, the study will help further job creation, business formation and private investment in the region.
    • $916,520 in nine Partnership Planning projects, matched by $790,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $80,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project, matched by $122,740 in local investments, to support the fourth year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced 12 investments from July 15-19, 2019, totaling $41,784,055, which is matched by $55,398,574 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $33,556,188 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes five projects for $27,347,500 that will help create 1,828 jobs, save 284 jobs, and leverage $223,350,000 in private investment; (2) $7,997,017 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 54 jobs, save 2,162 jobs, and leverage $35,000,000 in private investment; and (3) $230,850 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $33,556,188 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $7,997,017 in three Public Works projects as follows:
      • $3,000,000, matched by $5,818,000 in local investment, to the Illinois Central College, East Peoria/Peoria County, Illinois, to fund the development of the Illinois Central College Workforce Sustainability Center, to create state-of-the-art instructional spaces to house certificate programs that will accelerate workforce development and manufacturing training in the region. Once completed, the project will provide a pipeline of trained workers for existing and future businesses in the region, which will create new jobs for the region's workforce and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 2,160 jobs.
      • $2,997,017, matched by $2,997,017 in local investment, to the Floyd County Commissioners, New Albany/Floyd County, Indiana, to fund infrastructure improvements to serve an industrial park in Floyd County, Indiana. The improvements will support high-tech businesses, including those working in the spaceflight systems and equipment manufacturing sector. Completion of the project will allow current companies located in the park to expand as well as attract new companies, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $350,000 in local investment, to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Sault Ste. Marie/Chippewa County, Michigan, to fund the construction of an industrial manufacturing and warehousing building to serve as the foundation for a regional business attraction led by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe. The new infrastructure will accommodate the entrepreneurial community by attracting companies that need to export products and goods, which will support job creation and leverage private investment in the region. the grantee estimates that this investment will help create four jobs, save two jobs, and leverage $25,000 in private investment.
    • $230,850 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $305,062 in local investments, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced 27 investments from July 5-12, 2019, totaling $8,240,088, which is matched by $16,174,355.11 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $4,512,388 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base that will help create 720 jobs, save 5 jobs, and leverage $430,000,000 in private investment; (2) $2,086,000 in 10 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process; and (3) $1,641,700 in 14 Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $4,512,388 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,765,450 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, matched by $11,789,550 in local investment, to the city of Dayton, Dayton/Rhea County, Tennessee, to fund upgrades to the Dayton Wastewater Treatment Plant to protect businesses from future flood events and enhance the resiliency of critical infrastructure in in Dayton, Tennessee. This project will support expansion plans of various local industries, which will help strengthen and enhance diversification in the region, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 660 jobs and leverage $415,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,460,877 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $1,460,877 in local investment, to the Campbell County Economic Development Corporation, Gillette/Campbell County, Wyoming, to support construction of a new Advanced Carbon Products Innovation Center in Campbell County. The center will provide a place for entrepreneurs to research new coal products, develop new industries, create jobs, and spur new business growth in the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs and leverage $15 million in private investment.
      • $286,061, in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $121,000 in local investment, to the Ozark Vitality, Inc. (co-applicants--the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce, the Taum Sauk Fund, and Carter County), Doniphan/Ripley County, Missouri, to fund the development of the Ozark Tourism Cluster, which includes film producers, film makers, graphic designers and artists to train local artisans on digital technology. The project will help build the digital content cluster and tourism industry, where many businesses are experiencing a gap in employment after severe flooding took place in Carter and Ripley Counties, Missouri. Once completed, the economic impact will improve job skills in the area, which will strengthen and enhance the region’s workforce. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 20 jobs and save 5 jobs.
    • $2,086,000 10 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,224,167 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $1,641,700 in 14 Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $1,578,761.11 in local investments, to support the third year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • EDA announced five investments from June 28-July 3, 2019, totaling $18,110,075, which is matched by $5,581,480 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $16,737,855 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes two projects for $16,500,000 that will help create 203 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $7,000,000 in private investment; and (2) $1,372,220 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 190 jobs, save 72 jobs, and leverage $140,000,000 in private investment.
    • $16,737,855 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $16,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $4,000,000 in local investment, to the Florida Keys Community College, Key West/Monroe County, Florida, to support the Florida Keys Community College with the construction of a new training facility in the Upper Keys to offer new workforce training programs and expand existing programmatic capabilities for local residents. The facility will provide the college an alternate location to serve as a headquarters for future disasters, which will provide economic stability, create jobs, and strengthen the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 72 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $7,000,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $500,000 in local investment, to the Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan/Sheridan County, Wyoming, to support the Northern Wyoming Community College District of Sheridan with the purchase of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) equipment needed to support workforce training initiatives at Gillette College. The training will help increase the enrollment of students in the following academic and technical programs: engineering; physics; biological sciences; chemistry; industrial electrical; diesel technology; machine tool and general tech. Each component of the academic program is designed with needed skills for an economy that is less reliant on the extraction of coal. The project will support the diversification of the area's economy and will provide a trained workforce to support advanced carbon research and pilot projects, which will help create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 131 jobs.
      • $237,855 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no match, to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, Hoopa/Humboldt County, California, to fund the development of a land use plan and zoning policy for the mitigation of future natural disasters in Hoopa, California, on the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Once completed, the project will provide information identifying the disaster prone areas in Humboldt County to prevent the development of new infrastructure in these designated locations. Furthermore, the project will result in increased economic resilience to strengthen the regional economy and create more employment opportunities for the region’s workforce.
    • $1,372,220 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $872,220, matched by $581,480 in local investment, to the City of Cedar Springs, Cedar Springs/Kent County, Michigan, to fund the construction of roadways, water and wastewater infrastructure to establish the West Street Industrial Park in the City of Cedar Springs. The project will also create 55 acres of development-ready land to support business expansion for future growth opportunities. Completion of the project will attract private investments, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 80 jobs, save 72 jobs, and leverage $30,000,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000, matched by $500,000 in local investment, to Pike County, Troy/Pike County, Alabama, to fund the construction of new infrastructure to serve a lumber manufacturing facility in Troy, Alabama. The project includes structural improvements to the county road to improve its resiliency to heavy traffic from logging trucks, which will help strengthen and enhance the advanced manufacturing cluster, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 110 jobs and leverage $110,000,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced 20 investments from June 7-13, 2019, totaling $3,485,658, which is matched by $3,172,325 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,590,658 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 107 jobs and leverage $43,000,000 in private investment; and (2) $1,895,000 in 19 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,590,658 in one Public Works project as follows:
      • $1,590,658, matched by $1,590,658 in local investment, to City Life Community Builders, Baltimore/Baltimore City, Maryland, to support site and infrastructure improvements to the Hoen Lithograph Complex for workforce development apprenticeship and business training programs in a designated Opportunity Zone in Baltimore, Maryland. The improvements will attract new businesses and allow existing business to grow, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 107 jobs and leverage $43,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,895,000 in 19 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,581,667 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 19 investments from May 31-June 6, 2019, totaling $15,257,745, which is matched by $19,090,157 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $3,561,000 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; which includes one project for $2,880,000 that will help create 65 jobs and leverage $25,000,000 in private investment; (2) $10,634,370 in four Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 1,242 jobs, save 280 jobs, and leverage $111,720,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,062,375 in 12 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,561,000 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,2880,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $724,052 in local investment, to the City of Thomasville, Thomasville/Clarke County, Alabama, to fund the construction of critical infrastructure needed for the Thomasville Regional Medical Center (TRMC) in Clarke County. The TRMC will provide local emergency care and hospital services to industrial employees, which will help contribute to business continuity and preparedness by providing a modern emergency care facility. This investment will promote job growth and attract private investments to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 65 jobs and leverage $25,000,000 in private investment.
      • $473,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $119,000 in local investment, to the City of Walhalla, Walhalla/Oconee County, South Carolina, to fund water infrastructure upgrades to include a waterline interconnection between the City of Walhalla and the City of Westminster in South Carolina. The improvements will ensure adequate pressures and flowrates to the Oconee Industry and Technology Park, which will increase resiliency in times of natural disasters. Completion of the project will assist with sustainability in the region and strengthen the local economy.
      • $208,000, matched by $52,000 in local investment, to the County of Greenwood, Greenwood/Greenwood County, South Carolina, to fund a feasibility study to determine the best infrastructure needed to serve the Greenwood East Rail Park in a designated Opportunity Zone in Greenwood. The project will support local industrial and commercial customers by establishing the tools needed to improve business opportunities in the area, which will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy.
    • $10,634,370 in four Public Works project as follows:
      • $3,126,750, matched by $3,126,750 in local investment, to the Town of Ludlow, Ludlow/Hampden County, Massachusetts, to support critical infrastructure improvements to Riverside Drive at the Ludlow Mills in a designated Opportunity Zone in Ludlow. The improvements include roadway surface upgrades and water and sewer lines expansions, which will enable companies to expand their existing businesses. Completion of the project will support job creation and leverage private investment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 958 jobs and leverage $90,620,000 million in private investment.
      • $3,051,900, matched by $5,667,815 in local investment, to the Rapid City Economic Development Foundation, Rapid City/Pennington County, South Dakota, to fund the construction of a new incubator facility to promote the formation of sustainable manufacturing and technology-based businesses in a designated Opportunity Zone in Rapid City. The completion of the project will support new innovations in science, technology and engineering industries and business expansion that will help create new jobs for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 106 jobs and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
      • $3,000,000, matched by $7,714,285 in private investment, to the Fremont County Community College District B, Riverton/Fremont County, Wyoming, to support the construction of a training facility to help the Central Wyoming Community College address agricultural training needs through an Agriculture and Animal Science Complex in a designated Opportunity Zone in Freemont County. The completion of the project will help the agriculture sector to grow, which will create jobs and diversify the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 107 jobs.
      • $1,455,720, matched by $623,880 in local investment, to the City of Beaverton, Beaverton/Gladwin County, Michigan, to fund the Beaverton Industrial Park Upgrade and Iron Removal Project to expand the roadways, water and wastewater infrastructure in an industrial park in a designated Opportunity Zone in Beaverton, Michigan. The improvements will enhance the marketability of the park and its assets by enabling existing industrial businesses to expand while attracting new industrial development to the area, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 71 jobs, save 280 jobs, and leverage $20,100,000 in private investment.
    • $1,062,375 in 12 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,062,375 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced two Economic Adjustment Assistance investments from May 24-30, 2019, totaling $1,330,000, which is matched by $345,500 in local investments. These investments will help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base that will help create 61 jobs, save 39 jobs, and leverage $2,600,000 in private investment.
    • $1,330,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
  • EDA announced 21 investments from May 17-23, 2019, totaling $12,971,351, which is matched by $6,736,429 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $9,874,351 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $2,424,551 that will help create 231 jobs and leverage $26,000,000 in private investment, (2) $1,500,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 15 jobs and leverage $5,200,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,597,000 in 15 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $9,874,351 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $4,764,800 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,191,020 in local investment, to the Santa Fe College and the District Board of Trustees of Santa Fe College, Gainesville/Alachua County, Florida, to support the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development with the expansion of the Blount Center, a business incubator in a designated Opportunity Zone in Gainesville, Florida. The project will support the development and growth of new business sectors including IT, tech, and other knowledge-based industries in counties impacted by Hurricane Irma. Once completed, the investment will enhance economic development and job creation by providing space and support for startup businesses, which will strengthen the regional economy.
      • $2,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $625,000 in local investment, to Independence County, Batesville/Independence County, Arizona, to fund the reconstruction of two Independence County bridges to support poultry processing and farming businesses transport produce in the area. Once completed, the project will allow local companies to expand its production facilities, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region.
      • $1,464,551, matched by $1,464,552 in local investment, to Dakota State University, Madison/Minnehaha County, South Dakota, to support Dakota State University with the purchase of equipment for a high-speed research network system to support the processing, storage, separation, security and high volume transmission of data. Completion of the project will provide critical infrastructure for skills-training centers that address the hiring needs of the local business community in a designated Opportunity Zone, which will promote job growth and business expansion to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 48 jobs.
      • $960,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $240,000 in local investment, to the Town of Braselton, Braselton/Jackson County, Georgia, to fund sewer system improvements to support an electric automobile manufacturing facility specializing in the production of fleet vehicles in Braselton, Georgia. The project will help address the post-disaster needs of businesses that could be disrupted as a result of dependence on gasoline. Once completed, this investment will help maintain business continuity and attract future investment, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 183 jobs and leverage $26,000,000 in private investment.
      • $185,000, matched by $185,000 in local investment, to the South Carolina Council of Competitiveness, Columbia/Richland County, South Carolina, to support Phase II of a multi-state survey that focuses on policies and programs to help grow the transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) cluster in South Carolina. The project includes conducting research to establish best practices for promoting workforce development in the region, which will lead to higher-skill, higher paying jobs and increased exports for local businesses.
    • $1,500,000 in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $1,597,000 in 15 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,530,857 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced one Public Works investment from May 10-16, 2019, for $3,000,000, which is matched by $1,300,000, in local investment, to the Town of Kearny, Kearny/Hudson County, New Jersey, to fund upgrades to infrastructure along Hackensack Avenue in a designated Opportunity Zone in Kearny, New Jersey. The upgrades include reconstruction of the roadway, construction of sidewalks and landscaping, lighting, and replacement of sewer, storm sewer, water and electric conduit. Once completed, the project will improve access to Kearny Point Industrial Park, which provides entrepreneurs and small businesses job opportunities and serves as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 7,000 jobs and leverage $1,000,000,000 ($1 billion) in private investment.
  • EDA announced 10 investments from May 3-9, 2019, totaling $4,508,344, which is matched by $3,352,151 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $3,758,344 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $3,398,344 that will help create 120 jobs and leverage $8,920,000 in private investment, and (2) $750,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,758,344 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $750,000 in six Partnership Planning projects, matched by $567,500 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from April 26 to May 2, 2019, totaling $10,257,090. These investments include the following: (1) $9,892,090 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $7,872,090 that will help create 34 jobs and leverage $3,150,000 in private investment, and (2) $365,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $9,892,090 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $7,872,090 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, with no local match, to the Blue Lake Rancheria, Blue Lake/Humboldt County, California, to fund the Toma Resilience Campus Construction Project in Blue Lake, California. The project will develop a campus site to provide facilities and infrastructure to support an economic resilience ecosystem, which will attract private investments, boost the region’s workforce, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 34 jobs and leverage $3,150,000 in private investment.
      • $1,660,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, matched by $415,000 in local investment, to the City of Harrison, Harrison/Boone County, Arkansas, to fund the Goblin Drive Phase One Infrastructure Improvements Project to expand an existing roadway and develop additional infrastructure in Harrison, Arkansas. The improvements will help the region increase disaster resiliency by reducing flooding impacts on the roadway and ensuring that the manufacturing facilities on Industrial Park road can remain open during severe weather events, which will strengthen the local economy.
      • $300,000, matched by $75,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Economic Development Commission and the Cape Fear Council of Governments, Elizabethtown/Bladen County, North Carolina, funds the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to provide resources to facilitate the recovery and enhance resiliency of communities negatively impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The recovery coordinator will identify potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects to help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improve the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
      • $60,000, matched by $60,000 in local investment, to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, Lowell/Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments in Massachusetts, which comprises the City of Lowell and the Towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngborough and Westford. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $365,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $365,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 16 investments from April 12-18, 2019, totaling $10,724,200, which is matched by $8,968,072 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $4,201,200 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $800,000 that will help create 120 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment; (2) $5,338,000 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 155 jobs, save 2,564 jobs, and leverage $154,855,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,185,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $4,201,200 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,500,000 to the Regents of the University of California, Riverside/Riverside County, California, matched by $2,500,000 in local investment, to fund the acquisition of equipment for use in a life sciences industry business incubator in a designated Opportunity Zone in Riverside, California. The Inland Empire Entrepreneurial Life Science Incubator Equipment Acquisition Project will support business enterprises by improving the efficiency of their operations, which will contribute to the creation of jobs opportunities for the region’s workforce. In addition, this project will address the region’s demand for more high-skilled workers.
      • $800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board Foundation, Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California, matched by $200,000 in locally investment, to fund a revolving loan fund in Sonoma County, California, to assist disaster recovery and resiliency efforts for local businesses in the wake of the flooding, severe winter storms, and wildfires in 2017. The investment will provide access to affordable capital for business start-up or expansion in the state to encourage job creation, retention, high paying jobs, economic diversification and economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 120 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Alabama Aviation Education Center, Inc., Mobile/Mobile County, Alabama, matched by $177,136 in local investment, to fund the Flight Works Alabama Aviation Education Center in a designated Opportunity Zone in Mobile County, Alabama. This investment will provide an apprenticeship program to assist Flight Works Alabama graduates with an opportunity to attain full-time employment in the manufacturing and aerospace industry. The goal of the project is to build an aviation hub that will provide the ability to be competitive in a global market, create stable long-term jobs, and contribute to economic diversification in a region impacted by Hurricane Irma.
      • $250,000 to the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee/Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, matched by $254,136 in local investment, to support the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology with providing remediation training and testing for welders in the eastern Oklahoma region. The Welding Remediation Program will provide a skilled workforce to support investments made by companies in the oil and gas industry, which will help strengthen and enhance diversification in the region, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create jobs.
      • $151,200 to the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Wilson/Wilson County, North Carolina, matched by $37,800 in local investment, to support the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments with continuing the Disaster Recovery Coordinator project in a designated Opportunity Zone. This amendment will assist the Town of Princeville with planning and project management services to help the community become more resilient during natural disasters by implementing economic development strategies focused on recreational, cultural, and historic tourism. The Coordinator is critical in helping to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region, which will strengthen the local economy.
    • $5,338,000 in three Public Works project as follows:
      • $2,415,000 to the City of Tallassee, Tallassee/Elmore County, Alabama, matched by $2,415,000 in local investment, to fund sewer infrastructure upgrades to create a sustainable, reliable wastewater system that will meet the needs of industry in the City of Tallassee. The project is critical to the retention and expansion of jobs in the healthcare, advance manufacturing and automotive sectors. This investment will assist the region with providing new job opportunities to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs, save 2,059 jobs, and leverage $455,000 in private investment.
      • $2,211,000 to South Sioux City, South Sioux City/Dakota County, Nebraska, matched by $2,211,000 in local investment, to fund the Water Storage Improvement project in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The City is addressing the local and regional need for additional water storage capacity in the Roth Industrial park, which will allow industrial expansion in the park. This project will make it possible businesses to be more operationally efficient, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 145 jobs and leverage $145,000,000 in private investment.
      • $712,000 to the City of Monticello, Monticello/Wayne County, Kentucky, matched by $178,000 in local investment, to fund sewer infrastructure to serve an existing industry in the City of Monticello, Kentucky. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the growing industrial area, which will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 505 jobs and leverage $9,400,000 in private investment.
    • $1,185,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $995,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 11 investments from April 5-11, 2019, totaling $7,033,371. These investments include the following: (1) $3,042,421 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $2,897,180 that will help create 182 jobs, save 446 jobs, and leverage $16,000,000 in private investment; (2) $3,570,950 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 291 jobs, save 208 jobs, and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment; and (3) $420,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,042,421 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Dubuque, Dubuque/Dubuque County, Iowa, to fund construction of the Bee Branch Stormwater Pumping Station in an Opportunity Zone in Dubuque, Iowa, to include the replacement of existing flood gates and pumps, construction of an additional new flood gate, and installation of an additional back-up generator for pumps. The project will provide the city with necessary infrastructure to reduce the negative impacts of heavy rainfall and flooding, which will create a resilient local economy to help retain and increase job opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 152 jobs, save 436 jobs, and leverage $15,500,000 in private investment.
      • $397,180 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the County of Mendocino, Ukiah/Mendocino County, California, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator for Mendocino County, California. The project will include developing the Mendocino County Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan, creating a broadband plan, and establishing a digital learning project for businesses to open new markets and increase job creation. The coordinator is critical in helping to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region by functioning as the liaison for the community, which will lead to the development of strategies to mitigate job loss and create resiliency for future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
      • $145,241 in Assistance to Coal Communities funds to the Hopi Tribe, Kykotsmovi Village/Navajo County, Arizona, to fund the Hopi Tribe Economic Opportunities Planning and Development Project to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural businesses industry and identify resources needed to establish a tourism industry strategy for the region. The investment will assist the region's assets to provide opportunities to create jobs, attract new businesses, and advance community revitalization to transition from coal reliance. The proposed strategic planning initiative will ensure that the areas resources and partnerships are being used most efficiently and effectively to maximize the region's potential to create sustainable well-paying jobs.
    • $3,570,950 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,070,950 to the City of West Frankfort, West Frankfort/Franklin County, Illinois, to fund infrastructure improvements to repurpose the West Frankfort Mall in Franklin County, Illinois. Completion of the project will attract private investments, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 218 jobs, save 208 jobs, and leverage $1,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,500,000 to the City of Durant, Durant/Bryan County, Oklahoma, to fund wastewater infrastructure improvements in the City of Durant, Oklahoma, to include the construction of a belt filter press that will allow sludge to be disposed of in a dewatered form or hauled directly to a landfill. The project will reside in two Opportunity Zone census tracts and will result in the increased water capacity needed to help local businesses expand and attract new private investment to the region, which will diversify the regional economy and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 73 jobs and leverage $12 million in private investment.
    • $420,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 19 investments from March 29-April 4, 2019, totaling $7,011,217. These investments include the following: (1) $5,071,217 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes three projects for $2,989,071 that will help create 78 jobs, save 163 jobs, and leverage $8,697,000 in private investment; (2) $1,100,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure; and (3) $840,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $5,071,217 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,640,000 to the City of Viroqua and the County of Vernon, Wisconsin, to support the construction and expansion of the City of Viroqua/Vernon County Industrial Park to provide needed industrial and commercial building sites following severe storms and flooding in the area. The improvements will help the region diversify and strengthen its industrial base, attract new industries to build on the area’s competitive strengths, attract private investment, and create jobs to improve the local economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 58 jobs, save 3 job, and leverage $8,450,000 in private investment.
      • $400,000 to the Sevier County Electric System, Sevierville/Sevier County, Tennessee, to fund construction of an alternate electrical feed to the Douglas Lake Water Intake Center to increase resiliency and ensure continuity of operations for businesses impacted by natural disaster events. This project will provide adequate and reliable water supply to the region, which is critical in sustaining economic growth and resiliency.
      • $353,000 to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the implementation of an economic resilience initiative for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), to include the delivery of technical assistance on infrastructure redevelopment, assessment and analysis of the regional business environment, and delivery of economic resilience and recovery training. The project will be a critical part of the CNMI's effort to rebuild its infrastructure, become more resilient to the effects of future natural disasters, which will lead to long-term economic stability throughout the region.
      • $280,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Texas Engineering Extension Service, College Station/Brazos County, Texas, to support the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) with providing disaster preparedness and recovery training to officials in communities vulnerable to natural disasters in College Station, Texas. The training will prepare these communities to effectively utilize public assistance reimbursement programs to quickly restore critical infrastructure that supports economic development, which will establish resiliency for future natural disasters.
      • $247,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the University of West Florida, Pensacola/Escambia County, Florida, to fund the purchase of a Mobile Assistance Center (MAC) to support the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Small Business Disaster Relief program. The MAC project will allow the SBDC Network to provide technical assistance and ongoing, intensive consulting to small businesses and individuals in the counties that were most severely impacted by Hurricane Irma. This investment will provide the necessary business recovery assistance to help ensure a more sustainable, resilient, and stronger region.
      • $200,000 to the Mid-East Commission, Washington/Beaufort County, South Carolina, to support the hiring of a Disaster Recovery Coordinator to aid in Hurricane Florence disaster recovery and help provide technical assistance to local governments in Beaufort, Bertie and Pitt counties in the Mid-East region. The coordinator will work with communities to build resource capacity and assess the needs of the region to better plan for and respond to future disasters. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $189,071 to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the implementation of an economic resilience initiative for the county of Hawaii, to include organizing and deploying economic development volunteers to provide technical assistance on recovery to impacted communities in the region. The project will be a critical part of the county's effort to rebuild its infrastructure, become more resilient to the effects of future natural disasters, which will lead to long-term economic stability throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 150 jobs and leverage $47,000 in private investment.
      • $175,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Pinellas Park/Pinellas County, Florida, to fund a technical assistance initiative led by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to conduct an applied research project that includes educating Chambers of Commerce staff on disaster recovery preparation by conducting an exercise with regional management staff and business leaders on how best to prepare for disaster recovery. Completion of the project will strengthen the long-term economic infrastructure of the region and help maintain economic resilience in the wake of future natural disasters.
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments, Florence/Florence County, South Carolina, to support the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments with the completion of a master plan study to implement a strategic planning initiative that would support the region’s ability to better leverage the new Dillon Inland Port during future disasters. Once completed, the study will provide a plan that identifies barriers to growth and storm issues associated with transportation and distribution of products and goods at the Port, making the region more resilient to natural disasters.
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Lake County Economic Development Corporation, Kelseyville/Lake County, California, to support the Lake County Economic Development Corporation with the hiring of an economic recovery coordinator to participate in evaluating data to assist in the development and implementation of the County Recovery and Resilience Plans, which will lead to the development of strategies to mitigate job loss and create resiliency for future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $200,000 in private investment.
      • $148,000 to the Southeastern Partnership, Inc., Elizabethtown/Bladen County, North Carolina, to fund a regional industry sector analysis for a region of 18 counties in southeastern North Carolina. The study will refine the Southeastern Partnership’s marketing efforts by identifying promising growth sectors the best align with the region’s competitive advantages. Once completed, the project will create new businesses and jobs in the region, which will lead to a more resilient economy.
      • $119,146 in Assistance to Coal Communities funds to Arizona State University, Tempe/Maricopa County, Arizona, to support the development of a technical assistance program focused on renewable energy development within the Navajo Nation Chapter governments in Window Rock, Arizona, which is located on the Navajo Reservation. Once completed, this project will foster diversification of the economy and spur job creation in sustainable industries throughout the region’s workforce.
    • $1,100,000 in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $840,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 28 investments from March 15-21, 2019, totaling $10,787,066. These investments include the following: (1) $2,550,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 630 jobs and leverage 710,000,000 in private investment; (2) $5,749,998 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; and (3) $2,487,068 in 24 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $2,550,000 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $1,500,000 to Amarillo College, Amarillo/Potter County, Texas, to support Amarillo College with the construction of a maker space as the first of three phases of a future Innovation Hub. The maker space will provide networking/conference space for entrepreneurs, as well as wood and metal workstations providing access to 3-D printing equipment to assist the region with diversifying its economy and attracting new entrepreneurs to Potter County. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 400 jobs.
      • $1,050,000 to St. Joseph County and Metronet, South Bend/St. Joseph County, Indiana, to fund the Indiana Enterprise Center Broadband Expansion Project to construct a redundant fiber loop that provides a fail-safe network suitable for supporting an industrial business development park in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Once completed, the investment will help spur job creation and private sector growth, which will provide long-term economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 230 jobs and leverage $710,000,000 in private investment.
    • $5,749,998 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Rockport, Rockport/Aransas County, Texas, to fund the construction of a new building for the Rockport Art Association to facilitate the city’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The Rockport Center for the Arts will help the city retain its existing workforce of artists and entrepreneurs, which will boost tourism and revitalize the downtown area. Once completed, this investment will lead to long-term growth opportunities for the region.
      • $749,998 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to Texas Tech University, Lubbock/Lubbock County, Texas, to support the Innovative Financing Strategies for Small Businesses in Hurricane Prone Regions study, to conduct evidence-based research of small business methods and tools to facilitate disaster preparation, recovery, and long-term growth in hurricane-prone regions throughout Lubbock, Texas. Once completed, the study will help to strengthen the region's resiliency and ultimately create jobs as well as sustain the local economy.
    • $2,487,068 in 24 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seventeen investments from March 8-14, 2019, totaling $3,395,500. These investments include the following: (1) $280,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, and (2) $3,115,500 in fifteen Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $280,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to fund the hiring of a disaster resilience coordinator to manage recovery projects responsive to damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the region served by the Apalachee Regional Planning Council. The coordinator will attend response and recovery meetings to assist with the development of a gap analysis of technical expertise needed in the affected areas, which will help to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region and create resiliency for future disasters.
      • $120,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the West Florida Regional Planning Council, Pensacola/Escambia County, Florida, to support the West Florida Regional Planning Council with developing a post-disaster recovery blueprint to assist communities devastated from Hurricane Irma. The Post Disaster Redevelopment Strategy will serve to refine, expand, and identify projects, programs and new opportunities to accelerate disaster recovery in the area, which will help to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region and create resiliency for future disasters.
    • $3,115,500 in fifteen Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 24 investments from February 15-21, 2019, totaling $8,208,000. These investments include the following: (1) $3,800,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, which includes one project for $3,000,000 that will help create 1,354 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $76 million in private investment; (2) $575,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project that will help leverage $50,000 in private investment, and (3) $3,833,000 in 20 Partnership Planning projects Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,800,000 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $3,000,000 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, Philadelphia/ Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to support the reconstruction of the main entryway road to the Philadelphia Navy Yards to improve access and ease the current traffic. The Navy Yard has become home to large international corporations as well as start-ups so the improvements will assist with housing more manufacturing and entrepreneurial companies, which will bring a greater workforce into the area and support continued economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,354 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $76 million in private investment.
      • $800,000 to the Town of Tabor City, Tabor City/Columbus County, North Carolina, to fund the renovation of a building to establish a business incubator in the Town of Tabor City. The incubator will support resilience and economic recovery by allowing new businesses to grow and existing business severely impacted by natural disasters to start over, which will lead to more employment opportunities and long-term economic development.
    • $575,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $375,000 to the East Texas Economic Development District, Kilgore/Gregg County, Texas, to support the East Texas Council of Governments with the development of a regional broadband strategic plan for 14 counties in East Texas. The plan will help identify existing gaps in broadband access across the region to assist in providing full regional connectivity. In addition, this investment will help the region capitalize on its strengths and opportunities related to long-term economic development, create or enhance an environment that is conducive to job growth, and improve infrastructure and overall community development to improve the quality of life.
      • $200,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to 3CORE, Inc., Chico/Butte County, California, to fund a regional disaster coordinator to assist small businesses in California’s Tri-County 3CORE district with recovering from the 2017 natural disasters. This investment will enable the region to enhance economic resilience efforts in support of faster recovery from future disasters which will result in less job lost, business closures, lost revenues, workforce and population. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $50,000 in private investment.
    • $3,833,000 in 20 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from February 8-14, 2019, totaling $11,934,650. These investments include the following: (1) $8,558,850 in five Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 891 jobs, save 502 jobs, and leverage $461,624,000 in private investment; and (2) $3,376,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base that will help create 225 jobs, save 66 jobs, and leverage $62,600,000 in private investment.
    • $8,558,650 in five Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,335,850 to the Town of Bourne, Bourne/Barnstable County, Massachusetts, to fund construction of a new waste water treatment plant that will provide needed treatment capacity to the existing sewer system in Buzzards Bay located in the Town of Bourne. The project will support growth in the marine science, technology and renewable ocean-based energy industries, which will provide new job opportunities for the entire Cape Cod Economic Region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 183 jobs, and leverage $18,260,000 in private investment.
      • $2,040,000 to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the Trustees of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and the County of Cabarrus, Salisbury/Rowan County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a new Advanced Technology Center Flex Lab and industrial support offices located at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The technology center will provide space for new programs and trainings in mechatronics, engineering technologies, robotics, motors, plastics, CAD, 3D printing, hydraulics and pneumatics. Completion of the project will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 133 jobs, save 319 jobs, and leverage $66,864,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000 to the City of Bardstown, Bardstown/Nelson County, Kentucky, to fund sewer infrastructure upgrades to serve several companies in an industrial area in Bardstown, Kentucky. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the city, which will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. the grantee estimates that this investment will help create 611 jobs and leverage 369,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000 to the Southern Aroostook Development Corporation, Houlton/Aroostook County, Maine, to fund the construction of the Murine Food Production Facility for the manufacturing of dietetically-specific, quality-controlled feed research mice. The project work includes utility connections, parking and access road, concrete building pad, storm water drainage, pavement and exterior lighting. Once completed, the research laboratory will provide opportunities for new markets for the region’s agriculture capacity, and new jobs to help sustain the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 17 jobs and leverage $4,000,000 in private investment.
      • $982,800 to the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, Rochester/Monroe County, New York, to fund the renovation of interior space in the Sibley Square building in Rochester, NY, to develop a shared-use commercial kitchen with fourteen kitchen stations, one show kitchen, and shared-use dry and cold storage. The new kitchen will provide food entrepreneurs space to showcase their goods, provide cooking lessons, and hold pop-up events, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $3,000,000 in private investment.
    • $3,376,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $1,840,000 to the City of Peachtree Corners and the Prototype Prime, Inc., Peachtree Corners/Gwinnett County, Georgia, to fund the acquisition of property for expansion of the Peachtree Corners Technology Incubator to support the development and growth of businesses in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The incubator will focus on start-up companies engaged in software development, gaming programs and web applications, and will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. This investment will create jobs, enhance the marketability of the area and create economic development opportunities for the local community. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 143 jobs, save 46 jobs, and leverage $27,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,536,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Town of White Sulphur Springs, White Sulphur Springs/Greenbrier County, West Virginia, to support water infrastructure improvements needed to serve new and future business needs in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. In addition, it serves the Greenbrier State Forest State Park which currently relies in an antiquated well system. The improvements will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in a region severely impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The project will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to the area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 82 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $35,100,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects from February 1-7, 2019, totaling $1,550,000. These projects, which includes one project for $350,000 that will help create 5 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $557,440 in private investment, will help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base.
    • $1,550,000 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows: $800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with delivering economic recovery and revitalization services and resources to communities affected by multiple disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. IEDC will provide training to prepare and support expert economic developers with identifying ways to advance economic recovery, solidify gains, strengthen operations and partnerships, and promote further growth for the affected communities. The investment will help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improving the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
    • $350,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Parsons, Parsons/Tucker County, West Virginia, to support the City of Parsons with providing sewer service to the newly established Parsons Business Park to assist businesses with recovery efforts due to devastation caused by flooding in 2017. The upgrades will help maintain reliable and consistent services to existing customers and prevent impacted businesses from relocating, which will help create a stable economic climate and strengthen and enhance diversification in the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create 5 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $557,440 in private investment.
    • $320,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Harris County Flood Control District, Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund the Deep Tunnel Feasibility Study to determine the need to construct deep tunnels under Harris County for transporting storm waters away from utility and transportation infrastructure, which connect economic activity centers in the region. This study will address systemic vulnerabilities from flooding across the county after Hurricane Harvey, which will help mitigate economic disruption after future flooding events and create resilience in the region.
    • $80,000 to the Calaveras Health Impact Product Solutions and the Alpine Biomass Collaborative, West Point/Calaveras County, California, to fund the Wood Processing Campus Feasibility Study to determine the needed resources and other requirements for the implementation of a wood processing campus to develop biomass fuels in Alpine County, California. The study will help mitigate against future wildfire threats promoting and implementing a healthy forest management initiative that uses excess biomass cleared from the land in the area. This effort will significantly reduce vulnerability to dangerous wildfires and improve forest and watershed health, which will diversify and create resilience in the local economy.
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