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2020

  • EDA announced 12 investments from October 19-23, 2020, totaling $39,905,199, which is matched by $20,808,268 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $399,804 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (2) $33,573,495 in eight 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 $23,044,523 that will help create 520 jobs, save 634 jobs; and leverage $22,400,000 in private investments; and (3) $5,931,900 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, which includes two projects for $4,731,900 that will help create 215 jobs and leverage $185,600,000 in private investments.
    • $399,804 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Project, matched by $150,000 in local investment, to the University of Utah and the Utah Association of Counties, Salt Lake City/Salt Lake County, Utah, to support the University of Utah and Utah Association of Counties with developing a Rural Opportunity Zone Playbook tool to serve 5 Associations of Governments, 21 Counties and 16 Opportunity Zones in Utah. The Playbook will address strategies for capital attraction into rural economies affected by the COVID-19 crisis and provide the necessary knowledge and training to empower communities to diversify their economies and reduce reliance on any single industry. Once completed, the project will support investments in workforce development, attract high paying remote working opportunities, and promote new business creation, which will help advance economic resiliency throughout the region.
    • $33,573,495 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $14,918,268 in local investments, as follows:
      • $16,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $4,000,000 in local investment, to the City of New Bedford, the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, and the New Bedford Port Authority, New Bedford/Bristol County, Massachusetts, to support the City of New Bedford with pier tendering infrastructure improvements to fill the critical need for space expansion and new development opportunities for port operations in Bristol County, Massachusetts, an area hit hard by late winter storms in 2018. The project will repair piers, design, engineer, and construct 32,000 square feet of terminal space to raise intertidal and low-lying land prone to flooding, and build 100 feet of bulkhead, which will provide berthing space for commercial fishing and offshore wind operations. Once completed, the project will support export development, benefit a designated Opportunity Zone, ensure resiliency for continued operations during future weather events, and promote economic growth throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 40 jobs, save 378 jobs, and leverage $4,000,000 in private investment.
      • $7,700,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $8,649,252 in local investment, to the City of Greenville, Greenville/Washington County, Mississippi, to support the City of Greenville with improving its sanitary sewer system to assist with recovery efforts from the 2019 floods that impacted the Washington County, Mississippi region. The project will improve the resiliency of the city’s sewer infrastructure system, including portions of the system located within Opportunity Zones. In addition, the project will help eliminate the concerns of system failure that may result in layoffs and possibly plant closures. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency by mitigating the effects of future flooding events, which will strengthen the regional economy and support economic growth throughout the region.
      • $3,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $522,412 in local investment, to the City of Gloucester, Gloucester/Essex County, Massachusetts, to support the City of Gloucester with making flood protection improvements needed to protect the city’s vital seaport in Essex County, Massachusetts, near a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help with recovery efforts from severe flooding events that impacted the region by providing critical flood protection for the city's Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). In addition, the project will support the final design of the flood barrier, permitting, and ultimately construction of the barrier and associated site work, which will protect the WPCF from future flooding events and support the existing fishing industries. Once completed, the project will assist the region with diversifying its economy, bolstering job creation, attracting private investment, and advancing economic resiliency throughout the area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 7 jobs, save 15 jobs. and leverage $100,000 in private investment.
      • $2,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $653,230 in local investment, to the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock/Pulaski County, Arkansas, to support the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College with expanding its Science Building by renovating four additional classrooms to meet the regional demand for skilled workers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in Pulaski County, Arkansas. The project will help increase the number of skilled workers in the STEM field, and support a robust, highly competitive, modern 21st-century workforce that is vital to the current and future economic development of the region. In addition, the project will assist with recovery efforts from natural disasters, increase economic resiliency, and advance the regional economy.
      • $2,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $500,000 in local investment, to the City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville/Washington County, Arkansas, to fund construction of critical infrastructure necessary to support the development of the Commerce District Industrial Corridor in Washington County, Arkansas, located near a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will construct a 2,600-foot street extension to connect South Industrial Drive and South City Lake Road, which will provide access to approximately 47 acres of city-owned land and allow the development of five parcels. Once completed, the project will support the expansion of local manufactures and businesses, help with recovery efforts from natural disasters, increase economic resiliency, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 350 jobs and leverage $10 million in private investment.
      • $1,429,075 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $357,269 in local investment, to the City of Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Chien/Crawford County, Wisconsin, to support the City of Prairie du Chien with mitigating the impact of future flooding events by expanding the availability of a resilient development-ready industrial land at the Gateway Business Park in Crawford County, Wisconsin, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will expand the Business Park and provide significant improvements to stormwater management capacity in the area, which will help better protect current and future businesses and increase confidence in their ability to maintain operations during future storms. Once completed, the project will help increase resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, retain and create jobs, attract private investment, and promote economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 52 jobs, save 241 jobs, and leverage $3,100,000 in private investment.
      • $615,448 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $153,862 in local investment, to Gulf County, Port of St. Joe/Gulf County, Florida, to fund critical roadway and infrastructure improvements to support a new hangar facility and other development property in Gulf County, Florida. The project will help the region with recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael by enhancing economic diversity and resiliency to support and advance export-led growth. Once completed, the project will serve as a catalyst to spur private investment at the Costin Airport and along Cessna Drive, which will help create advanced manufacturing jobs to strengthen the regional economy and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 71 jobs and leverage $5,200,000 in private investment.
      • $328,972 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $82,243 in local investment, to the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, to support the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Richland County with developing a disaster recovery and economic resiliency strategy in Grant County, Wisconsin, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help with recovery efforts from the 2016 and 2018 floods by creating an economic resiliency plan that will diversify economic opportunities and mitigate the effect of future flooding events. Once completed, the project will help protect critical infrastructure, increase the regional workforce, attract new businesses, and advance economic resilience throughout the region
    • $5,931,900 in three Public Works projects, matched by $5,740,000 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,000,000, matched by $4,000,000 in local investment, to the Port of Camas-Washougal, Washougal/Clark County, Washington, to fund the construction of a metal prefabricated building to provide industrial workspace for use by manufacturing firms in Washougal, Washington, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will develop infrastructure that will facilitate the expansion of business enterprises in the region, which will create jobs, attract private investment, and promote the advancement of the manufacturing industry within the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 130 jobs and leverage $10,600,000 in private investment.
      • $1,731,900, matched by $540,000 in local investment, to the University of West Alabama/Industrial Development Authority of Sumter County, Livingston/Sumter County, Alabama, to support the University of West Alabama with dredging to improve barge access at the Port of Epes Industrial Park in Sumter County, Alabama, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will construct dredge basins and remove silt, sand, and sediment to reach an elevation of 63 feet above mean sea level, which will allow barge traffic to flow within an industrial transport frontage slip. Once completed, the project will promote export development, attract foreign direct investment, support business resilience, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 85 jobs and leverage $175,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,200,000, matched by $1,200,000 in local investment, to the College of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls/Bonneville County, Idaho, to support the College of Eastern Idaho with the design, engineering, and construction of an 80,000 SF career and technical education building in Bonneville County, Idaho. Once completed, the project will advance the workforce and education capabilities in the energy, environment and technology fields, which will promote job creation, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced five investments from October 12-16, 2020, totaling $16,852,557, which is matched by $18,733,663 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $150,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (2) $15,452,557 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 725 jobs, save 101 jobs; and leverage $210,200,000 in private investments; and (3) $1,250,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 1,525 jobs.
    • $150,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, matched by $37,500 in local investments, as follows:
      • $150,000, matched by $37,500 in local investment, to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, Lowell/Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to support the Northern Middlesex Regional Council of Governments with responding to the economic injury caused by COVID-19 within the Greater Lowell Region in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The project will create an economic recovery and resiliency plan and provide technical assistance to help bolster the Greater Lowell region's ability to withstand economic shocks and enhance the region’s capacity to withstand future economic disruptions. Once implemented, the plan will help with recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic and enable the region to be prepared for future natural and economic disasters, which will advance economic resiliency throughout the region.
    • $15,452,557 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $16,727,493 in local investments, as follows:
      • $7,777,770 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $14,444,430 in local investment, to the Bioscience and Technology Business Center, Inc., Lawrence/Douglas County, Kansas, to support the phase III expansion of the Bioscience and Technology Business Center at Kansas University in Douglas County, Kansas, a designated Opportunity Zone. The bioscience and technology incubator facility will provide critically needed and highly specialized wet-lab space for the development of bioscience companies, as well as modern office space for high-tech, high-growth business enterprises. In addition, the incubator will assist the region with recovery efforts from severe floods that impacted the region. Once completed, the project will promote entrepreneurialism and research opportunities, bolster job creation, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 225 jobs, save 101 jobs, and leverage $142,200,000 in private investment.
      • $4,809,787 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,566,813 in local investment, to the City of Moberly, Moberly/Randolph County, Missouri, to support the City of Moberly with water infrastructure upgrades in Randolph County, Missouri, an area hard hit by spring flooding in 2019. The project will replace the existing 14-inch and 10-inch cast iron water mains along Sturgeon and Rollins Streets with approximately 5,450 feet of new 16-inch PVC water mains. Also, the project will install reliable main feeder lines from the water treatment plant to elevated storage tanks, which will help fill the critical need for increased water capacity for business expansion in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will build resiliency, retain existing employers, attract new businesses, mitigate the effects of future natural disasters, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs and leverage $68,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,865,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $716,250 in local investment, to the City of Weatherford/Weatherford Industrial Trust, Weatherford/Custer County, Oklahoma, to support the City of Weatherford with providing critical infrastructure to expand the Weatherford Business & Technology North Park industrial site in Custer County, Oklahoma. The expansion of Weatherford Business and Technology Park will improve economic resilience and support long-term recovery efforts from natural disasters at the local level by providing opportunities for more manufacturing business to invest and locate to the region. Once completed, the project will bolster job creation, spur private investment and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 300 jobs.
    • $1,250,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $1,968,670 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,250,000, matched by $1,968,670 in local investment, to the Ardmore Development Authority, Ardmore/Carter County, Oklahoma, to support the Ardmore Development Authority with providing critical infrastructure in the Ardmore Industrial Airpark, located within a former air force base and in a Foreign Trade Zone in Carter County, Oklahoma. The project will upgrade a large portion of the water supply system at the airpark with a focus on operations and future development and will also include the removal of the existing system and installation of new eight- and ten-inch water main lines, valves, boxes, and connections. Once completed, the project will allow foreign import access to a dedicated air cargo facility, to help catalyze investments in a nearby Opportunity Zone, which will lead to job creation and promote economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,525 jobs.
  • EDA announced 20 investments from October 5-9, 2020, totaling $69,691,464, which is matched by $29,213,136 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,650,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (2) $63,984,296 in 13 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 11 projects for $58,508,641 that will help create 642 jobs, save 2,146 jobs; and leverage $143,040,000 in private investments; (3) $3,945,472 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 525 jobs, save 405 jobs, and leverage $300,450,000 in private investments; (4) $31,696 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; and (5) $80,000 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,650,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, matched by $375,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,500,000 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Economic Adjustment Assistance Project, matched by $375,000 in local investment, as follows:
        • $1,500,000, matched by $375,000 in local investment, to the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, Santa Fe/Santa Fe, New Mexico, to support the New Mexico Department of Information Technology with providing technical assistance for broadband development to local, tribal, and other government entities across New Mexico. The program will offer customized technical assistance to eligible applicants with high needs for broadband infrastructure and services. In addition, the project will support the creation of construction jobs, close the student access gap, and develop local infrastructure projects, which will increase resiliency and help the region recover from the economic effects of COVID-19.
      • $150,000 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project to the following Partnership Planning grantee to provide supplemental financial assistance to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic:
        • $150,000 to the Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Neah Bay/Clallam County, Washington to support a supplemental financial assistance award to the Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, of Neah Bay, Washington, to help them respond to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic.
    • $63,984,296 in 13 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $26,284,967 in local investments, as follows:
      • $21,900,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $6,100,000 in local investment, to the Virgin Islands Port Authority, Saint Thomas/Saint Thomas County, Virgin Islands, to support the Virgin Islands Port Authority with renovating and expanding the Crown Bay Terminal in St. Thomas County, Virgin Islands. The project will reconstruct the cargo capacity and storage at the Crown Bay Terminal to create an infrastructure that is able to withstand powerful tropical weather events and provide broader resiliency to the Territory’s economy. Once completed, the project will help with recovery efforts from recent hurricanes and the Covid-19 pandemic by creating jobs, attracting private investments, and advancing economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 125 jobs, save 50 jobs, and leverage $6,100,000 in private investment.
      • $7,899,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,974,750 in local investment, to the City of Hamburg, Hamburg/Freemont County, Iowa, to support the City of Hamburg with levee infrastructure improvements to mitigate the disastrous effects of the 2019 spring flooding in Fremont County, Iowa. The project will increase the height of the existing levee, grout ballast, extend culverts, install seepage berms, replace a storage shed, and construct closure structures. Once completed, the project will support community and business resiliency, promote innovation, help prevent damage from future natural disasters, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs, save 344 jobs, and leverage $340,000 in private investment.
      • $4,697,215 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $9,150,000 in local investment, to Franklin County, Rocky Mount/Franklin County, Virginia, to fund the construction of a 1.35-mile segment of the Summit View Connector road in Franklin County, Virginia, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help the region with recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael by constructing a connector road to the Summit View Business Park, which will prevent roadway closures during future flooding events. Once completed, the project will help promote economic resiliency, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 83 jobs, save 53 jobs, and leverage $43,100,000 in private investment.
      • $4,190,518 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $2,833,982 in local investment, to the Petersburg Water Company, Petersburg/Pike County, Indiana, to support the Petersburg Water Company with improving its existing water supply infrastructure to create a new well, treatment facility, storage tank, and distribution system in Pike County, Indiana, a designated Opportunity Zone. The improved water system will allow existing businesses to grow and attract new businesses, which will help diversify the regional economy and build resiliency. In addition, the improved water system will benefit local manufacturing companies, promote job creation, and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 27 jobs, save 70 jobs, and leverage $19,600,000 in private investment.
      • $4,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,000,000 in local investment, to the Town of Exmore, Northampton/Exmore County, Virginia, to support the Town of Exmore with constructing a new wastewater treatment plant in Northampton County, Virginia. The project will help the region with recovery efforts from severe storms and floods by constructing a plant that consist of dual sequencing batch reactors, a post equalization tank, two aerobic digesters, a tertiary filtration system, and UV disinfection. Once completed, the project will help promote resiliency by mitigating the effects of future flooding events, which will strengthen the regional economy and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 116 jobs and save 475 jobs.
      • $3,880,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $970,000 in local investment, to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Hazard Community and Technical College, Versailles/Woodford County and Hazard/Perry County, Kentucky, to fund renovations to an existing technological building to house the Hazard Community and Technical College’s Center of Manufacturing Excellence in Hazard County, Kentucky, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help advance the manufacturing and construction industries by offering electrical programs with upgraded facilities and high-tech equipment, which will better prepare graduates for entry into the electrical field. Once completed, the project will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantees estimate that this investment will help save 610 jobs.
      • $3,600,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $900,000 in local investment, to the City of Dayton, Dayton/Montgomery County, Ohio, to fund the purchase of backup generators to maintain the flow of safe water during disaster events in Dayton, Ohio. The project responds to the devastating 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes that caused residential, commercial, and institutional users to be left without access to waterflow for 72 hours, which disrupted business and healthcare operations in the area. Once completed, the project will ensure the City's resilience in the face of future disasters by increasing water system reliability, which will help promote business expansion to strengthen the regional economy.
      • $3,241,600 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $810,400 in local investment, to the Town of Beverly, Beverly/Randolph County, West Virginia, to support the Town of Beverly with infrastructure improvements to its wastewater collection system, to address post-disaster economic recovery from the 2019 storms that impacted the region in Randolph County, West Virginia. The project is designed to greatly reduce the inflow and infiltration of floodwaters from entering the system and upgrading the pump station to increase pumping rates and prevent surcharges, which will help mitigate the effects of future flooding events, near a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will benefit the expansion of a large manufacturing employer, retain and create jobs, promote economic resiliency, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 499 jobs and leverage $23,400,000 in private investment.
      • $3,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, no local match, to the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Okemah/Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, to support the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town with providing critical infrastructure necessary for disaster response in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. The project will help the tribe with recovery efforts from the 2018 and 2019 flash flooding events by providing domestic water and sewer infrastructure that will support business attraction and expansion, including the construction of a Social Services facility, outdoor pavilion facility, and community development infrastructure. Once completed, the project will help mitigate the effects of future flooding events, promote economic diversification, increase resiliency, bolster job creation, attract private investment and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs, save 45 jobs, and leverage $10,000,000 in local investment.
      • $2,610,823 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $652,706 in local investment, to Jefferson County, Fairbury/Jefferson County, Nebraska, to fund infrastructure improvements to construct a reliable access road to Jefferson County’s largest employer in Nebraska. The project will assist with recovery efforts from recent floods by creating a resilient roadway outside of the region’s floodplain. Once completed, the project will help to mitigate the effects of future flooding events, which will allow for business expansion, job creation, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $29,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,875,655 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,380,220 in local investment, to the City of Valentine, Valentine/Cherry County, Nebraska, to support the City of Valentine with much needed water infrastructure improvements to mitigate the disastrous effects of flooding during the 2019 severe storms in Cherry County, Nebraska. The project will procure engineering services, trench dirt, replace pavement, and construct storm sewer lines in a ten-block area with few existing storm sewer pipes. Once completed, the project will help prevent future flooding, promote business and community resiliency, create safer detours for traffic access, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $1,871,485 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $207,943 in local investment, to the Pemiscot County Port Authority, Caruthersville/Pemiscot County, Missouri, to support the Pemiscot County Port Authority with making port infrastructure improvements to fill the critical need for expanded facilities in Pemiscot County, Missouri. The project will elevate land adjacent to the harbor, which will help retain an existing soybean crush tenant. The project will also construct a new road for better port access during high-water events by using fill material from the port’s dredge basin. Once completed, the project will create jobs, promote business expansion, support long-term resilience to mitigate the effects of natural disasters, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 63 jobs and leverage $11,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,218,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $304,966 in local investment, to the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, Charleston/Kanawha County, West Virginia, to support the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority with conducting infrastructure improvements at the Yeager Aviation Business Park within the Central WV Regional Airport in Kanawha County, West Virginia, near a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will extend sewer pipes and related appurtenances and construct an apron that will directly support the expansion of a new aerospace business park and opening of the new Marshall University Pilot Certification School. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 118 jobs.
    • $3,945,472 in two Public Works projects, matched by $2,441,473 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,000,000, matched by $500,000 in local investment, to the City of Jonesboro, Jonesboro/Craighead County, Arkansas, to fund rail infrastructure improvements at the City of Jonesboro Industrial Park to expand the flow of rail traffic through the park, commercial, and surrounding area in Craighead, Arkansas, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will construct additional storage tracks and relocate a rail switch, which supports the advancement of the manufacturing industry within the region. Once completed, the project will create and save jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 125 jobs, save 405 jobs, and leverage $450,000 in private investment.
      • $1,945,472, matched by $1,941,473 in local investment, to Davidson County, Lexington/Davidson County, North Carolina, to fund the construction of a new stormwater detention pond and a storm drainage outfall line from the storm drainage collection system of Egger Parkway in Davidson County, North Carolina. The project will provide a resilient stormwater system to assist industrial and manufacturing businesses to start-up or expand their operations, including the expansion of a leading wood manufacturing company. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, attract private investment, and promote the advancement of the manufacturing industry within the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 400 jobs and leverage $300,000,000 in private investment.
    • $31,696 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $31,696 in local investment, to the Pan American Development Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the Pan American Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS), in collaborating with the General Secretariat of the OAS, who will support the preparations of the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) tours in the United States. This award is limited to activities related to the ACE events scheduled to take place in the following locations in Colorado: Jefferson County, City and County of Denver, El Paso County, and Colorado Springs. The ACE program brings together decision-makers to explore global and regional partnerships, establish global commercial relationships, and identify foreign direct investment opportunities in the United States.
    • $80,000 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $80,000 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 24 investments from September 28-October 2, 2020, totaling $50,224,081, which is matched by $15,595,637 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $24,765,320 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which includes two projects for $4,415,320 that will help create 1,025 jobs and leverage $200,000,000 in private investments; (2) $16,408,087 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 six projects for $8,820,620 that will help create 1,111 jobs, save 1,074 jobs; and leverage $47,505,000 in private investments; (3) $8,936,372 in five Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 313 jobs, save 1,083 jobs, and leverage $49,800,000 in private investments; (4) $37,500 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; and (5) $76,802 in one Partnership Planning project to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $24,765,320 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, matched by $2,443,984 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,850,000 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project, matched by $962,500, to the following grantee to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund:
        • $3,850,000, matched by $962,500 in local investment, to the NDC Economic Development Lending, Inc., New York, New York, to capitalize a $3,412,500 Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to lend to borrowers in the following geographic region: the state of Washington. This EDA investment also provides $437,500 to defray the cost of administering the RLF.
      • $20,915,320 in four COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Economic Adjustment Assistance Projects, matched by $1,481,484 in local investments, as follows:
        • $15,000,000 to the State of Washington, Olympia/Thurston County, Washington, to support the implementation of a technical assistance program and development of a comprehensive plan to re-open the statewide economy in Washington State, including designated Opportunity Zones. The project will make resources available to business enterprises in multiple industries, to improve their ability in response to the adverse economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once completed, the project will support the creation of sustainable employment opportunities for the state’s workforce and advance economic resiliency throughout the region.
        • $2,500,000, matched by $625,000 in local investment, to the City of Newport, Newport/Jackson County, Arkansas, to support the City of Newport with construction of the Regional IT Training Center to meet industry’s growing need for a highly skilled information technology workforce in Jackson County, Arkansas. The construction of the 12,000 square foot downtown facility includes offices, training rooms, co-working spaces, additional parking spaces, and a new driveway, which will enable the creation of an apprenticeship program to train 120 to 180 information technology professionals each year, as well as provide incubator space for local entrepreneurs. The EDA investment will alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, provide permanent resources to support economic resiliency, and further the long-term economic adjustment objectives of the region served by this EDA investment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs.
        • $1,915,320, matched by $478,830 in local investment, to the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, Inc., Sioux Falls/Minnehaha County, South Dakota, to support the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, Inc., with making water and sewer improvements to allow expansion of the Foundation Park Phase II project in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, near a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the extension will support the construction of a distribution facility, which will help create new employment opportunities, attract private investment, increase resiliency and assist the region with recovery efforts resulting from the economic effects of COVID-19. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,000 jobs and leverage $200,000,000 in private investment.
        • $1,500,000, matched by $377,654 in local investment, to the New Mexico Economic Development Department, Santa Fe/Santa Fe County, New Mexico, to support the New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) with developing a statewide economic recovery plan to help with recovery efforts from the economic effects of COVID-19 in New Mexico. In coordination with the State’s EDA designated Economic Development Districts (EDDs), the NMEDD will create a statewide comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS), including a Recovery and Long-Term Economic Diversification plan. Once implemented, the plan will also support the NMEDD in expanding capacity to coordinate Opportunity Zone efforts and assist local governments and organizations in identifying economic development projects and funding opportunities, which will increase resiliency, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $16,408,087 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $8,879,756 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,623,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,000,000 in local investment, to Jackson County, Marianna/Jackson County, Florida, to support Jackson County with an industrial building for the much-needed Project Blue Sky, a distribution and manufacturing business, to support economic diversification in Jackson County, Florida, an area hit hard by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The project in the Jackson County Industrial Park will construct 44,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space and 6,000 square feet of office space which will enable Project Blue Sky to produce commercial and industrial laundry equipment. Once completed, the project will increase resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, support export development, and promote regional economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs, save 200 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,584,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $2,416,000 in local investment, to the City of Kenova, Kenova/Wayne County, West Virginia, to support the City of Kenova with improving its existing water line infrastructure to provide adequate water and fire flows to six commercial businesses, 13 industrial businesses and the Heartland Intermodal Facility in Wayne County West Virginia. Once completed, the project will help promote new business creations, generate and retain jobs, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 39 jobs, save 474 jobs, and leverage $4,250,000 in private investment.
      • $2,166,719 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $380,081 in local investment, to the Governor’s Energy Office, Augusta/Kennebec County, Maine, to support the Governor’s Energy Office with comprehensive planning for wind power generation to mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters in the eight coastal counties of York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Penobscot, and Washington in Maine. The project will create a roadmap for establishing a floating offshore wind power industry by examining manufacturing, supply chains, port facilities, transportation systems, shipbuilding, workforce development, power interconnection, export opportunities, and economic impacts. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, support innovation, advance green end-products, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $2,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,213,000 in local investment, to the City of Woodward/Woodward County, Oklahoma, to support the City of Woodward with revitalizing an abandoned building in Woodward’s Industrial Airport in Woodward County, Oklahoma. The project will assist the region with recovery efforts from the 2018 fire that devasted the region by rehabilitating a previously abandoned building to attract new business to the industrial park. Once completed, the project will support long term recovery efforts by mitigating the effects of disaster events, promoting resiliency in the area, and strengthening the regional economy.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $1,036,995 in local investment, to the Scotland Economic Development Corporation, Laurinburg/Scotland County, North Carolina, to support the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation with construction of an industrial incubator to provide workspace for startup companies and expanding industries in Scotland County, North Carolina, an area hit hard by Hurricane Florence in 2018. Once completed, the project will increase long-term resiliency, promote manufacturing, create employment opportunities, generate private investment, and help diversify the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 300 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,500,000, matched by $375,000 in local investment, to the Conway County Levee District 6, Morrilton/Conway County, Arkansas, to support the Conway County Levee District 6 with installing a permanent stormwater pump station to mitigate flooding risk at the Oppelo Bottoms industrial park in Conway County, Arkansas. The project will assist the region with recovery efforts from the 2019 Arkansas River Flood by strengthening its levee system to convey stormwater from the landward side of the levee to the Arkansas River side of the levee. Once completed, the project will allow major employers to remain in the area during future flooding events, promote resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 400 jobs and leverage $30,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,100,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to the City of Altus, Altus/Jackson County, Oklahoma, to support the City of Altus and Jackson County with the construction of a detention pond necessary to complete the Altus Economic Loop in Jackson County, Oklahoma, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help the community recover from recent disasters and become more resilient by reducing flood risk and road closures during extreme weather events. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create five jobs.
      • $813,620 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $203,405 in local investment, to the City of Port Washington, Port Washington/Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, to support the City of Port Washington with purchasing power generators to fill the critical need for back-up power at the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants that lost power in a disastrous 2018 summer storm in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The project will purchase and install new electrical service equipment, switch gear and transfer switches, and the 450kw diesel-powered generators for the plants. Once completed, the project will provide reliable back-up power, protect high-paying industrial jobs, promote tourism, prevent a loss of water service to local employers as well as untreated sewer discharges into Lake Michigan, and increase resilience to future weather-related disasters throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 567 jobs and save 1,255 jobs.
      • $530,748 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $132,687 in local investment, to the City of Nebraska, Nebraska/Otoe County, Nebraska, to support the City of Nebraska with addressing the local and regional need for a resilient critical infrastructure by replacing an essential culvert on South 19th Street in Otoe County, Nebraska. The project will assist with recovery efforts from the 2019 floods by constructing a new twin barrel concrete box culvert, which will mitigate the effects of future flooding events. Once completed, the project will support an industrial area with several large regional employers as well as providing safe and convenient access for emergency services, which will help advance the manufacturing industry and promote economic resiliency throughout the region.
      • $500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $125,000 in local investment, to the Grambling State University/Gramling University Foundation, Grambling/Lincoln County, Louisiana, to support the Gambling State University (GSU) and Grambling University Foundation with conducting a feasibility study that supports asset identification, development of public and private partnerships, and resilient economic development strategies that directly impact the growth of GSU, its host community, and the surrounding area within the Northwest Louisiana Region. The study will serve as a road map to foster innovation and economic resiliency that will directly impact the following parishes: Lincoln Parish, Bienville Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, DeSoto Parish and Webster Parish. Once completed, the project will promote community resilience and mitigate the effects of future natural disasters within designated Opportunity Zones, which will help strengthen the regional economy.
      • $350,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $87,588 in local investment, to the Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff/Coconino County, Arizona, to support the Northern Arizona University with establishing a workforce development program focused upon the forest products industry in Flagstaff, Arizona. The project work activities include completion of a survey to assess needs for forest operations workers, development of a training center curriculum, development and planning of workshop and seminar events, execution of collaboration with key industry partners, and performing an examination of the status of lumber producers and related business entities. Once completed, the project will support economic diversification, increase job creation and resiliency, and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
      • $240,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by$160,000 in local investment, to Campbell County, Gillette/Campbell County, Wyoming, to support Campbell County with a marketing campaign to help fill the critical need for increased commercial and industrial opportunities for the vast coal resources in Campbell County, Wyoming, an area hit hard by the decline in the coal industry. The project will brand the region as Carbon Valley USA, center for innovation in advanced carbon-based technology and research. The project will also identify carbon research organizations for marketing outreach, increase awareness of Carbon Valley for relocating and expanding key industries, and develop promotion strategies for an international carbon conference to be hosted in Campbell County. Once completed, the project will increase resiliency, help attract businesses and entrepreneurs to the area, assist existing manufacturers in modernization efforts, promote export development, and foster economic diversification in the region.
    • $8,936,372 in five Public Works projects, matched by $4,221,897 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,377,902, matched by $844,475 in local investment, to Calumet City, Calumet/Cook County, Illinois, to support Calumet City with improving and expanding the city’s Riverside Drive Industrial Park, to attract new employers to Cook County, Illinois, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will construct a new roadway, reconstruct an existing roadway, and improve the water and sewer infrastructure system within the industrial park. Once completed, the project will support the expansion of the manufacturing industry, retain and create jobs, attract private investment and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 104 jobs, save 65 jobs, and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,837,500, matched by $787,500 in local investment, to the City of Abilene, Abilene/Taylor County, Texas, to support the City of Abilene with constructing road improvements necessary to grow the Five Points Business Park industrial site in Taylor County, Texas, a designated Opportunity Zone. The improvements will meet the truck access needs of two companies committed to locating within the business park, with the potential to accommodate a third company, and assist with advancing the manufacturing industry to help diversify the regional economy. Once completed, the project will catalyze future investments, provide access to higher-wage and high-quality jobs, and bolster economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 89 jobs, save 27 jobs, and leverage $12,700,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000, matched by $400,000 in local investment, to the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin/Terrebonne County, Louisiana, to support the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium with bulkhead and interlocking sheet pile construction and appurtenances to serve a new Marine Operations Center and accommodate research vessels in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The new Marine Operations Center will offer training programs in marine technologies, fisheries, aquaculture, natural resource development, oceanography, and resilient building techniques, while providing researchers with access to equipment and supplies for their offshore and inland projects during high water events. Once completed, the project will assist the region with meeting long-term resiliency goals by bolstering job creation and attracting private investment, which will help strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 45 jobs and leverage $18,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,568,952 in local investment, to the City of Levelland, Levelland/Hockley County, Texas, to support the City of Levelland with making infrastructure improvements to its Levelland Industrial Park in Hockley County, Texas, located near a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will complete the construction of Progressive Place Road, a water line loop, sewer lines, and construct rail spurs to serve the industrial park. Once completed, the project will result in job creation and business expansion in manufacturing, including enhancing manufacturing supply chains and encouraging advanced manufacturing of innovative, high-value products, which will strengthen the regional economy and bolster economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $620,970, matched by $620,970 in local investment, to Pontotoc County, Pontotoc/Pontotoc County, Mississippi, to support Pontotoc County with improving its water system infrastructure to serve the Pontotoc County Industrial Park in Mississippi. The project will provide a resilient water system to enhance the capacity of manufacturing companies within the industrial park for continued operation and expansion, including the expansion of two large furniture manufacture employers. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, attract private investment, and promote the advancement of the manufacturing industry within the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 991 jobs, and leverage $3,600,000 in private investment.
    • $37,500 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to the City of Evanston, Evanston/Uinta County, Wyoming, to support the City of Evanston with establishing the Wyoming State Hospital Redevelopment Planning Project, a detailed assessment and redevelopment plan for a portion of the historic Wyoming State Hospital campus in Evanston, Wyoming. Once completed, the assessment will significantly assist the community in better understanding and effectively marketing the opportunities available and feasible to redevelop a historic and key regional asset for business and/or educational reuses to support greater economic diversification in the City of Evanston and surrounding Uinta County.
    • $76,802 in one Partnership Planning project, 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 15 investments from September 21-25, 2020, totaling $26,396,793, which is matched by $4,230,909 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $10,719,131 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (2) $11,512,432 in eight 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 $7,283,790 that will help create 611 jobs, save 18 jobs; and leverage $259,000,000 in private investments; (3) $3,719,230 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 230 jobs, save 87 jobs, and leverage $32,200,000 in private investments; and (4) $446,000 in three Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $10,719,131 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, as follows:
      • $10,340,000 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project to the following grantee to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund:
        • $10,340,000 to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, Charleston/ Kanawha County, West Virginia, to capitalize a $9,400,000 Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to lend to borrowers in West Virginia. This EDA investment also provides $940,000 to defray the cost of administering the RLF.
      • $379,131 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Economic Adjustment Assistance Project, as follows:
        • $379,131 to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Rochester/Strafford County, New Hampshire, to fund additional staff and technology to mitigate the disastrous effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Rochester, New Hampshire. The project will increase the Commission’s capacity to provide COVID-19 disaster recovery planning and coordination, technical assistance, and community capacity building.
    • $11,512,432 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,935,054 in local investments, as follows:
      • $4,054,400 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,013,600 in local investment, to the City of Stevenson, Stevenson/Skamania County, Washington, to fund improvements to a wastewater collection system infrastructure that provides services to industrial customers in Skamania County, Washington, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will upgrade the wastewater collection system and provide a load and flow control through the sewer system, which will allow sound management of wastewater to commercial and industrial customers. Once completed, the project will help the region quickly restore power to commercial and industrial customers after disastrous flooding events, create jobs, attract private investment, and spur economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 371 jobs, save 8 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment
      • $3,520,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $880,000 in local investment, to the Town of Bristol, Bristol/Grafton County, New Hampshire, to support the Town of Bristol with improving its downtown sewer pumping station in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The project will construct 5,000 linear feet of 10’ gravity sewer line, construct stormwater management improvements along 5,500 linear feet flood-prone roadway, improve culvert crossings to reduce flooding, and conduct preliminary engineering for roadway, stormwater management and pedestrian improvements in the downtown commercial area. Once completed, the project will support long term recovery efforts by mitigating the effects of future flooding events, promote resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $2,497,310 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $624,326 in local investment, to Stillwater County, Columbus/Stillwater County, Montana, to support Stillwater County in addressing the local and regional need for improved and resilient infrastructure by repairing and rehabilitating several vital roads that were damaged as a result of high-water events in 2019. These improvements will enhance major transportation corridors for the county and provide safe and reliable roadways for daily commuting by employees essential to the regional economy. The improvements will also benefit the tourism economy of the area by allowing access to major recreational opportunities, which will assist the region with diversifying its economy, bolstering job creation, attracting private investment, and advancing economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs and leverage $250,000,000 in private investment.
      • $732,080 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $183,020 in local investment, to the City of Vincennes, Vincennes/Knox County, Indiana, to support the City of Vincennes with renovating the historic Pantheon Theatre for reuse into a shared coworking, training, and meeting space that will support entrepreneurs and small business growth in Knox County, Indiana, a designated Opportunity Zones. The project will meet the significant demand for business development services from existing business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent economy workers, and serve as a cornerstone for region-wide ecosystem building efforts. Once completed, the project will help promote new business creations, create new job opportunities, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $7,000,000 in private investment.
      • $377,120 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $94,280 in local investment, to the South Saint Joseph Industrial Sewer District, Saint Joseph/Buchanan County, Missouri, to support the South Saint Joseph Industrial Sewer District with sewer infrastructure improvements to mitigate the disastrous effects of spring flooding in 2019 in Buchanan County, Missouri. This project will repair a sluice gate, replace two flapper gates, repair concrete linings in wet wells, reinforce existing lines, and rehabilitate gate well structures to eliminate dependence on a temporary pump station that maintains wastewater treatment services to 16 industries. Once completed, the project will increase resiliency, benefit a nearby Opportunity Zone, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $127,622 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $31,906 in local investment, to Webster County, Marshall/Webster County, Missouri, to support Wester County with conducting a feasibility study to examine options for the Highway A interchange, which will assist in long-term disaster recovery efforts in Webster County, Missouri. The project will create a Preliminary Environmental Linkages study to identify designs for anticipated interchange construction for Highway A, a major detour route during flooding and emergencies. Once completed, the project will increase resiliency, help mitigate the effects of future natural disasters, improve access to commercial development, and strengthen transportation flow throughout the region.
      • $120,000, matched by $107,922 in local investment, to the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul/Aleutians West County, Alaska, to support the City of Saint Paul with conducting a feasibility study to help identify critical improvements needed for the Saint Paul Harbor in Aleutians West County, Alaska, a designated Opportunity Zone. In addition, the study will help address decades of job losses and population decline by creating a business plan, which will assist with diversifying the local economy, bolstering job creation, attracting private investment, and promoting economic growth and resiliency throughout the region.
      • $83,900 to the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, Geyserville/Sonoma County, California, to support the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians with hiring a consultant to conduct a feasibility study to determine the best use of a 20-acre tract of fee land the Tribe purchased in 2019 in Cloverdale, California. The study will help the Tribe identify the most effective development projects to meet the current market demands and support the economic growth of existing opportunities. Once completed, the study will help diversify the local economy, support business development, create new jobs, and promote economic resiliency throughout the region.
    • $3,719,230 in two Public Works projects, matched by $849,855 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,161,976, matched by $214,789 in local investment, to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake/Beltrami County, Minnesota, to support construction of a facility to fill the critical need for entrepreneurship and small business support in Beltrami County, Minnesota, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will renovate existing office space to create the tribe’s Adaawe Wigamig Business Incubation Center by installing a new roof, mechanical ventilation, new finishes and fixtures, a parking lot, and street lights to establish art makerspace as well as space for small business ventures, training, and multi-purpose gatherings. Once completed, the project will promote innovation, build community resiliency, support economic diversification, and strengthen employment opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 217 jobs, save 87 jobs, and leverage $7,200,000 in private investment.
      • $557,254, matched by $635,066 in local investment, to the Town of Erwin Industrial Development Agency, Painted Post/Steuben County, New York, to support installation of a new groundwater supply well to fill the critical need for increased water capacity in Steuben County, New York. The project will install a new groundwater supply well, wellhouse, chlorine contact piping, and appurtenances, which will provide high water quality to advanced manufacturing industrial users in the area. Once completed, the project will promote manufacturing, support export development, enhance public safety, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 13 jobs and leverage $25,000,000 in private investment.
    • $446,000 in three Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $446,000 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 75 investments from September 14-18, 2020, totaling $94,038,232, which is matched by $61,208,969.13 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $44,045,904 in eight 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 six projects for $32,843,482 that will help create 832 jobs, save 406 jobs; and leverage $81,300,000 in private investments; (2) $1,600,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 237 jobs and save 934 jobs; (3) $34,926,905.50 in 52 Build to Scale projects to support entrepreneurship, acceleration of company growth, and increased access to risk capital across regional economies; (4) $13,000,050 in 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms projects to provide technical assistance to U.S. manufacturing and production firms affected by import competition; and (5) $465,373 in three Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $44,045,904 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $10,364,749 in local investments, as follows:
      • $23,872,076 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the Northern Marianas College, Saipan/Northern Saipan County, Northern Mariana Islands, to support the Northern Marianas College with the construction of two educational and workforce training facilities on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. The two new infrastructures will allow for academic and research dedicated to food science, plant biotechnology, entomology, and anthropometry, and the construction of a Workforce Development Training Center to help increase the creation of more employment opportunities, which can lead to higher personal incomes for the region’s workforce. Once completed, the project will support resiliency against future natural disasters, spur private investments, and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 365 jobs, save 275 jobs, and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment.
      • $10,214,022 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $6,809,348 in local investment, to the Leon County Research and Development Authority, Tallassee/Leon County, Florida, to support the Leon County Research and Development Authority with infrastructure improvements to support the critical need for expansion of the innovation-centric economy in Leon County, Florida, an area hit hard by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The project will construct a 40,000 square foot high-tech incubator with redundant power supply at the Innovation Park of Tallahassee, to serve as a business continuity hub during power outages and to aid in the formation and expansion of technology businesses. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, foster new manufacturing operations, train a workforce for new opportunities, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $3,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to the Mission Economic Development Corporation, Mission/Hidalgo County, Texas, to support the Mission Economic Development Corporation with the construction of water and sewer improvements at the Shary Village Industrial Park, to allow expansion of the manufacturing sector in Hidalgo County, Texas. The project will strengthen the community’s resiliency against future natural disaster by improving an array of significant physical and economic infrastructures, which will bolster job creation, attract private investment, and enhance economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 300 jobs and leverage $57,300,000 in private investment.
      • $2,956,849 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,051,761 in local investment, to the City of Marshalltown/Marshall County, Iowa, to support the City of Marshalltown with road and sewer infrastructure improvements to fill the critical need for truck traffic re-routing near a designated Opportunity Zone in Marshall County, Iowa, an area hit hard by a tornado in 2018. The project will design, engineer, and extend Edgewood Street, to include the installation of sanitary sewer, watermain, and retention basins, which will help provide flood protection and safer access to industrial areas of the city. Once completed, the project will mitigate the effects of future natural disasters, promote community resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 105 jobs.
      • $1,271,432 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $317,858 in local investment, to the City of Wartburg, Wartburg/Morgan County, Tennessee, to support the City of Wartburg with replacing an old decommissioned wastewater treatment facility and installing a new wastewater collection system in Morgan County, Tennessee. The new system will provide service for the former Brushy Mountain State Prison and support tourism in the region. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 50 jobs, and leverage $4,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,224,725 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $306,182 in local investment, to Carlton County, Minnesota, to fund construction of a commercial-sized airplane hangar to accommodate the expansion of a private aviation business at the Carlton County Airport in Carlton, Minnesota, a designated Opportunity Zone. The proposed hangar will have capacity for one twin-engine turbine plane and three single-engine planes. The project will also include construction of six offices, six training rooms, and a conference space in a two-level facility. The facility will not only house aircraft but will also be the base location for an aeronautics workforce training center and a Fixed Base Operator. The project will help to aid Carlton County's recovery and build resiliency after a 2018 flooding and will boost an emerging aeronautics cluster in Northeast Minnesota, which will strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 32 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $3,500,000 in private investment.
      • $988,400 in Assistance to Coal Communities, with no local match, to the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Gallup/McKinley County, New Mexico, to support phase II of the Building Resilient Communities in Northwest New Mexico program, which helps local governments and tribal entities diversify their economic base in response to several major coal industry closures in McKinley County, New Mexico, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will assist the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments with completing several design and planning studies to encourage new industrial private investment, and will provide technical assistance to local governments, as well as the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Zuni tribes. Once implemented, this project will build upon the success of a prior EDA investment in the region and will leverage the strength of regional industry clusters to promote higher-wage jobs in northwest New Mexico.
      • $518,400 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $129,600 in local investment, to the City of Iowa Falls, Iowa Falls/Hardin County, Iowa, to support the City of Iowa Falls with water infrastructure improvements to fill the critical need for flood protection to mitigate the effects of the disastrous 2019 spring flooding in Hardin County, Iowa. The project will raise a wellhead, tanks, vents, and electrical equipment, and will install removable, temporary, and permanent flood barriers, which will ensure essential water services during future flooding events. Once completed, the project will help retain existing businesses, increase systems resiliency, promote manufacturing, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 75 jobs and leverage $3,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,600,000 in one Public Works project matched by $2,905,875 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,600,000, matched by $2,905,875 in local investment, to the District Board of Trustees of Pensacola State College/Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners, Pensacola/Escambia County, Florida, to fund construction of a truck driving facility to meet the growing industry needs for highly trained CDL truck drivers in Escambia County, Florida. The development of the workforce training facility will meet the regional demands for increasing freight transportation services by offering students with usable space for up-to-date instruction, simulation and on-the-road training. Once completed, the project will help upskill the region’s workforce by providing a pipeline of trained CDL truck drivers, which will bolster workforce development, retain and create jobs, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 237 jobs and save 934 jobs.
    • $34,926,905.50 in 52 Build to Scale projects, matched by $44,348,879.50 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $2,105,499 in local investment, to the William Marsh Rice University, Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund the Accelerator Hub at The Ion: Scaling Sustainable Ventures to Support Innovation in the Houston and Houston-Galveston Area. The project will create an Accelerator Hub that provides three complementary accelerator programs that include community-building events; education related to business planning, development and strategy; mentorship and networking opportunities. When combined, these three programs nurture and sustain a robust, holistic, and diverse accelerator community, and provide more collaborations, stronger synergies, and greater impact among accelerator, academic, industry, and community stakeholders in Houston’s innovation economy.
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,837,602 in local investment, to the BioSTL, Saint Louis/Saint Louis County, Missouri, to fund the Center for Defense Medicine to accelerate the path to market for early-stage defense medicine technologies by evaluating, de-risking, and advancing their commercial viability. The program will open new pathways to proof of concept and commercialization funding for emerging medical/health/tech companies in Saint Louis, Missouri.
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to the Boise State University, Boise/Ida County, Idaho, to fund the South Idaho Design-Prototype Center Product Development Laboratory Enhancement Project. The project will entail the enhancement of a product design laboratory and prototype center to support entrepreneurial business enterprises in Boise, Idaho.
      • $1,492,215, matched by $1,756,000 in local investment, to the Baylor University, Waco/McLennan County, Texas, to fund the Baylor University Lab to Market Collaborative at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, to provide an opportunity to accelerate the planned L2M scaling to ensure high-skill positions are established, fostered, and grown in the Greater Waco area.
      • $1,490,771, matched by $1,778,416 in local investment, to the New Orleans Bio-Innovation Center, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, to fund the Louisiana Biotechnology Commercialization Accelerator: a program to help regional innovators build the next generation of industry-leading biotechnology companies to accommodate an increase in research and development activity and adapt to the new challenges facing the South Louisiana region.
      • $1,488,083, matched by $1,488,083 in local investment, to the Delaware Innovation Space, Inc., Wilmington/New Castle County, Delaware, to fund the Hard Science Startup Accelerator program, to deliver intensely focused mentoring, coaching, and training across the full spectrum of the hard science start-up lifecycle. The dual lack of physical lab space and expert business mentorship and training is an oft-cited hurdle to the ultimate success of budding entrepreneurs in the hard sciences. The program will provide science entrepreneurs with access to structured programs that will improve their business concepts and plans.
      • $1,472,212.50, matched by $1,783,850 in local investment, to the Halcyon House, Washington, DC, to fund the Halcyon Opportunity Intensives, to source and fund the most promising social entrepreneurs, and thereby help them take their tech or tech-enabled products to market. The project will support entrepreneurial business enterprises and drive economic growth in the local region.
      • $1,391,763, matched by $1,391,763 in local investment, to the Starburst Accelerator, LLC, El Segundo/Providence County, CA, to fund the Los Angeles Area Aerospace Ventures Accelerator Enhancement Project, to support entrepreneurial business enterprises in the aerospace technologies industry.
      • $1,342,042, matched by $897,976 in local investment, to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg/Hidalgo County, Texas, to fund the Creating a Vibrant Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem program, to provide detailed applicant assessment, training and education, technical assistance and the development of a comprehensive resource networking system that will serve the entire four-county region in Edinburg, Texas.
      • $1,297,981, matched by $1,303,690 in local investment, to the First Flight Venture Center, Inc., Durham/Durham County, North Carolina, to fund the Hangar6, an advanced prototyping facility - Supercharging design, prototype and build, to advance the prototyping resource infrastructure, streamline services design, prototyping, equipment, staff time and continue to minimize costs for high-growth companies and businesses in the manufacturing sector in Durham, North Carolina.
      • $1,287,896, matched by $1,518,104 in local investment, to the mHUB, Chicago, Illinois, to fund the 360-Degree Innovation Ecosystem for Hardtech and Physical Product Innovation at mHUB in Chicago, Illinois, to support startup/small-to-medium enterprise manufacturers to innovate new hard tech and physical products through research and development assistance to move their products from concept to the marketplace quicker.
      • $1,000,688, matched by $7,021,102 in local investment, to the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, to fund the START Expansion project, to create an innovation orchard with substantially more technical assistance and a Commercialization Academy to convert SBIR/STTR research to jobs and businesses in Boston, Massachusetts.
      • $982,443, matched by $1,096,741 in local investment, to the Roanoke-The Blacksburg Innovation Network, Blacksburg/Montgomery County, Virginia, to fund the Growing our Innovation Ecosystem: Scaling the Success of the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program, to support scalable startups in technology and health and life sciences across the state of Virginia. The project would focus on activities in four key areas: Startup Pathways, Scaling the Accelerator-in-Residence Program, Enhanced Support for Later-Stage Startups, and Resource Development and Research.
      • $600,000, matched by $903,265 in local investment, to the Los Alamos Commerce Development Corporation, Los Alamos/Los Alamos County, New Mexico, to fund the New Mexico Lab Embedded Entrepreneur Program, or NM LEEP, an initiative proposed in partnership among Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories with Central New Mexico Community College to bridge the wide gap between technology-innovation capacity and high-tech business growth within the state. The program will recruit and launch five innovators to build and scale national security-focused solutions in New Mexico that serve the evolving technology-product needs of the private and public sectors.
      • $600,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to the University of Kentucky, Lexington/Fayette County, Kentucky, to fund the Launch Blue-Launching Nationally Competitive Kentucky Startups program, to launch nationally competitive Kentucky startups to empower and equip them to succeed at the next level. Launch Blue's paramount impact metric is the placement of portfolio companies in national seed-stage accelerator programs that provide industry-specific expertise, networks, resources, talent, capital, and exposure that startups will need to reach scale and marketplace disruption.
      • $600,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to the Invest Nebraska Corporation, Lincoln/Lancaster County, Nebraska, to fund the Combine, a statewide initiative led by Invest Nebraska Corporation that provides commercialization curriculum aimed at building high-growth, precision agriculture businesses in combination with mentorship. The project is to cultivate precision ag advancement in Nebraska by assisting entrepreneurs through an improved commercialization curriculum that better integrates and leverages the service area's natural strength of producers and existing corporations.
      • $600,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to the Washington Maritime Blue, Bothell/King County, Washington, to fund the Puget Sound Region Blue Economy Regional Collaboration Initiative, to develop a maritime industry cluster to support entrepreneurial business enterprises engaged in the creation of innovative products and services.
      • $600,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to the Cleveland Water Alliance, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to fund the Blue Economy Innovation Initiative, to establish a robust, systematic testbed infrastructure for prototyping, testing, piloting and launching innovative water technologies and processes within the natural environment.
      • $600,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to the University of South Dakota, Vermillion/Clay County, South Dakota, to fund the Technology Readiness Acceleration Center: TRAC at the University of South Dakota (USD). TRAC, a partnership between USD and Sanford Health, is a new multi-institution technology commercialization center that supports entrepreneurship, startup creation and company growth. TRAC's purpose is to grow the region's economy and workforce through expert-led support.
      • $600,000, matched by $600,999 in local investment, to the University of Utah, Salt Lake City/Salt Lake County, Utah, to fund the Sorenson Project DEEP (Developing Equitable Economies Program), a technology-based initiative designed to establish a theory and proof of concept for economic development driven by gender and race equity, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The program works in tandem with the Sorenson Equitable Economic Development (SEED) Fund, which directly provides capital to businesses founded by black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women.
      • $599,998, matched by $616,790 in local investment, to the Cleveland State University, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to fund the Entrepreneurial Manufacturer Digitization Support Center of Excellence, to bring state-of-the-art digital manufacturing tools to small manufacturers, specifically Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers, in the greater Cleveland metropolitan region.
      • $599,969, matched by $602,910 in local investment, to the Central Maine Growth Council, Waterville/Kennebec County, Maine, to fund the Dirigo Labs: Fostering Innovation and Collaboratively Supporting Maine-based Entrepreneurs, to stimulate the establishment and growth of technology-based start-ups in mid-Maine, focusing on Maine-based, high-growth industry sectors including: bioeconomy, information technology, financial services, and innovation within Maine's legacy industries of precision manufacturing and blue economy, which extends to emerging environmental technologies in marine and aquaculture clusters.
      • $599,934, matched by $601,359 in local investment, to the Oregon State University, Convallis/Benton County, Oregon, to fund the Oregon Coast Blue Economy Marine Technologies Rapid-Prototyping and Ecosystem Development Project, to develop an innovation ecosystem to build capacity of entrepreneurial business enterprises to contribute to a strong maritime industry.
      • $599,385, matched by $602,762 in local investment, to the Baton Rouge Health District, Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, to fund the Baton Rouge Health-Tech Catalyst at Baton Rouge Health District in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to create a united regional economic development engine by leveraging clustered anchor institutions and establishing three complementary program tracks including: a launchpad, innovation challenges, and coordinated economic development.
      • $599,053, matched by $604,652 in local investment, to the Bering Sea Fisherman’s Association, Anchorage, Alaska, to fund the Blue Pipeline Venture Studio Cluster Development Project, to develop a business incubation program to support innovative entrepreneurial business enterprises.
      • $598,152, matched by $598,284 in local investment, to the University System of New Hampshire, Durham/Strafford County, New Hampshire, to fund the Enhancing Economic Opportunity for Isolated Coastal and Island Communities through Resilient Energy-Water Microgrid Systems. The project supports energy-water microgrid (EWM) systems.
      • $597,425, match by $606,242 in local investment, to the New England Aquarium Corporation, Boston/Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to fund the BlueSwell Incubator Program, to become one of New England's top clusters, supported by Greater Boston's deep capabilities in both venture innovation and ocean related research. By supporting early founders in areas including offshore renewable energy, fisheries/aquaculture, shipping/ports, ocean observing/sensing, resilient waterfronts and marine pollution, the cluster can drive regional investment and STEM and working-class job growth.
      • $594,190, matched by $729,350 in local investment, to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore/Baltimore County, Maryland, to fund the Maryland New Venture Fellowship for Cybersecurity, to provide a scaffold upon which cybersecurity companies can be built across the Maryland region by creating synergistic teams of graduate student "Fellows", entrepreneurial mentors, and faculty from Maryland universities. These teams will translate technologies developed to secure information systems, utilities, infrastructure and supply chains.
      • $578,884, matched by $579,146 in local investment, to the Governors State University, University Park/Will County, Illinois, to fund funds the operation of the Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator, an Illinois Innovation Network hub on Governors State University campus, to foster supply chain and logistics innovation in the Chicago Southland through consulting, training, and mentoring services provided to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses in the region.
      • $538,425.50, matched by $538,425.50 in local investment, to the University of Wisconsin System, Platteville/Grant County, Wisconsin, to fund the Innovation Driving Entrepreneurship Accelerator - IDEA Hub of Southwestern Wisconsin, to harness the innovation, science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) capacity of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the strong regional economic development network of Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC) to strengthen scalable technology entrepreneurship across the rural region between Madison, WI and Dubuque, IA, by developing a pipeline of entrepreneurs, accelerating ventures into scalable tech businesses, and inspiring a culture of innovation.
      • $525,472, matched by $762,411 in local investment, to the Iowa Innovation Corporation, Des Moines/Polk County, Iowa, to fund the Iowa Go to Market (G2M) Program, a partnership between the Iowa Innovation Corporation, the Iowa State University Startup Factory, and VentureNet Iowa.
      • $512,556, matched by $517,994 in local investment, to the Maine Center for Enterprise Development, Portland/Cumberland County, Maine, to fund the Maine Bioscience Cluster Initiative, to support the growth and success of Maine's bioscience industry from idea initiation, through startup, initial funding, and talent development.
      • $469,150, matched by $512,000 in local investment, to the Strategic Economic Development Corporation of the Mid-Willamette Valley, Salem/Marion County, Oregon, to fund the Northwest Ag Innovation Hub Cluster Development Project, to develop an innovation ecosystem to support the agricultural technology cluster in Salem, Oregon.
      • $300,474, match by $840,435 in local investment, to the Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville/Henry County, Virginia, to fund the Innovate, Design, Engineer, Accelerate (IDEA) to Support Entrepreneurial Growth at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia, to implement proven solutions to support entrepreneurship and accelerate company growth in its rural service region through building the resources and capabilities of the IDEA Center.
      • $300,000, matched by $433,650 in local investment, to the Slater Technology Fund, Inc., Providence/Providence County, Rhode Island, to fund the Translational Ventures a Regional Innovation Initiative, to support high growth, seed stage technology companies commercializing translational research from Brown University. The project will increase the region's innovation by building its capacity to create intellectual.
      • $328,542, matched by $328,542 in local investment, to the University of California-San Diego, LaJolla/San Diego County, California, to fund the StartBlue Blue Economy Accelerator Development Project, to develop a business accelerator to support entrepreneurial business enterprises in the maritime technology industry.
      • $300,000, matched by $358,072 in local investment, to the Access Ventures, Inc., Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky, to fund the Render Capital, to provide a dependable pool of first-risk capital to innovative startup ideas with the goal of catalyzing an enduring community of support comprised of mentorship, large corporate assistance, and financial resources.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Rutgers State University, Newark/Essex County, New Jersey, to fund the Black and Latino Technology Angel Investment Fund of New Jersey at the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University (Rutgers CUEED), which is a world-class research-driven, teaching and practitioner-oriented entrepreneurship and economic development institute, committed to: 1) catalyzing the economy of the City of Newark (NJ), and other urban centers; 2) creating wealth and jobs; and 3) being a model for all urban universities.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Opportunity Alabama, Inc., Birmingham/Jefferson County, Alabama, to fund the Building Alabama's Localvesting Ecosystem (BuildAL) Initiative, focused on building an equity funding ecosystem to support placemaking (real estate deals) and operating businesses with a particular focus on Alabama's 158 Opportunity Zones.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the XLR8X, Honolulu/Honolulu County, Hawaii, to fund the XLR8 Seed Fund Innovation Capital Ecosystem Development Project, to develop a seed capital fund to support innovative entrepreneurial business enterprises.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Brunswick/Cumberland County, Maine, to fund the Catalyst Fund: Early Equity Capital to Grow Maine's Food Economy, to provide innovative, early stage equity capital to food system businesses with the potential for high growth, job creation, and positive environmental and social impacts.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc., Philadelphia/Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to fund the Impact Capital Accelerator: Forging a More Equitable Economy for Greater Philadelphia, to forge a more equitable business landscape for the Greater Philadelphia regional economy.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Bionexus KC, Kansas City/Jackson County, Missouri, to fund the KC Nexus Proof of Concept Fund, to invest in human and animal health innovations to improve healthcare and address emerging threats. The Fund will identify and advance early-stage technologies addressing disease surveillance, diagnosis and tracking across species and support innovations improving personal safety, safer food, safer personal interaction and enabling improved healthcare delivery and modalities.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Element 8, Seattle/King County, Washington, to fund the E8 Cleantech Fund Development Project, to develop a seed capital fund to support innovative entrepreneurial business enterprises in the cleantech industry.
      • $299,703, matched by $299,703 in local investment, to the Clean Energy Trust, Chicago/Cook County, Illinois, to fund the Structured Fundraising Program for Clean Energy Trust's (CET) Portfolio Companies, to improve and expand the program to engage venture investors and enable CET’s portfolio of early-stage companies to raise additional capital in order to address the capital gap that exists in the cleantech space.
      • $299,651, matched by $357,678 in local investment, to CO.LAB, Chattanooga/Hamilton County, Tennessee, to fund the Chattanooga Regional Catalyst Fund - Supporting High Growth Scalable Startups, a regional evergreen fund focused on directly addressing the early-stage funding gap in southeast Tennessee by connecting entrepreneurs with expertise, resources, and the community.
      • $292,023, matched by $292,800 in local investment, to Emory University, Atlanta/Fulton County, Georgia, to fund the Biolocity Ventures Capital Challenge, to support scalable start-ups with the ability to impact human health and of sustaining this impact through reinvestment into the Fund's corpus.
      • $289,579, matched by $423,734 in local investment, to the Equity 2, LLC, Kansas City/Jackson County, Missouri, to fund the Social Enterprises for Economic Development Fund (SEED Fund), to increase seed and early stage equity capital for social entrepreneurs in the Kansas City bi-state region. The SEED Fund will invest in scalable, purpose-driven businesses seeking $100,000 or less in capital.
      • $285,000, matched by $285,000 in local investment, to the Greater Colorado Venture Fund GP, LLC, Telluride/San Miquel County, Colorado, to fund the Greater Colorado Venture Fund, to be a catalyst for the Startup Revolution 2.0, spreading entrepreneurship to create opportunity and build sustainable communities in Rural America.
      • $299,396, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Seed Spot, Phoenix/Maricopa County, Arizona, to fund the Phoenix Area Angel Investor Ecosystem Development Project, to develop an angel investor ecosystem to support the development of educational and scientific technology-based products.
      • $297,500, matched by $297,500 in local investment, to the Rhode Island Bio, Providence/Providence County, Rhode Island, to fund the RI Bio Network Program to commercialize and expand life science start-up activity in Rhode Island's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The project will permit RI Bio to progress its suite of business and technical assistance that has been provided to the state life science community since 2013.
      • $176,350, matched by $176,350 in local investment, to the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance, Inc., Casper/Natrona County, Wyoming, to fund the Advance Casper's Casper Opportunity Fund Project, to catalyze deployment of three tiers of early-stage capital in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) in the Casper Metro region and throughout the State of Wyoming. Advance Casper will partner with Breakthrough 307 (BT 307), Ride for 8 Venture Capital, the University of Wyoming (UW) Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), and other public, private, and non-profit partners to administer, market, and vet three complimentary investment funds to be headquartered in Casper.
    • $13,000,050 in 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms projects, matched by $3,119,661.63 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:
      • $1,391,229, matched by $263,357 in local investment, to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles/Los 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.
      • $1,345,118, matched by $560,007 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.
      • $1,280,976, matched by $105,623 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.
      • $1,264,044, matched by $392,384.03 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.
      • $1,221,560, matched by 395,658 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.
      • $1,217,751, matched by $58,255 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.
      • $1,137,801, matched by $132,344 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.
      • $1,106,022, matched by $371,207 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.
      • $1,065,085, matched by $339,000 in local investment, to the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc., North Billerica/Billerica, Massachusetts, to fund the activities 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.
      • $1,019,124, matched by $286,386.60 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.
      • $951,290, matched by $215,440 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.
    • $465,373 in three Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $469,804 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 40 investments from September 7-11, 2020, totaling $66,402,675, which is matched by $6,933,175 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $55,432,400 in 23 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (2) $3,379,458 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 $2,935,359 that will help create 57 jobs, save 88 jobs; and leverage $650,000,000 in private investments; (3) $5,962,000 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 429 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $75,500,000 in private investments; (4) $256,663 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; (5) $47,154 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; and (6) $1,325,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $55,432,400 in 23 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, matched by $272,063 in local investments, as follows:
      • $54,619,534 in 19 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following grantees to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds:
        • $10,505,067 to the Chautauqua County Industrial Dev. Authority, Jamestown, NY
        • $8,755,500 to the Albany Business Development Corporation, Albany, NY
        • $7,227,000 to the Long Island Development Corporation, Hauppauge, NY
        • $5,415,694 to the Erie County Industrial Development Authority, Buffalo, NY
        • $3,630,000 to the Black Hawk Economic Development Inc., Waterloo, IA
        • $3,234,000 to the Lake Champlain-Lake George RPB, Lake George, NY
        • $3,014,000 to the Mohawk Valley EDD, Mohawk, NY
        • $1,617,000 to the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, Fargo, ND
        • $1,529,000 to the Grand Forks Growth Fund-Jobs Dev Authority, Grand Forks, ND
        • $1,408,000 to the Souris Basin Planning Council, Minot, ND
        • $1,255,273 to the North Central Planning Council, Devils Lake ND
        • $1,254,000 to the Central NY Regional Planning Development Board, Syracuse, NY
        • $1,386,000 to the Red River Regional Council, Grafton, ND
        • $1,133,000 to the Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council, Mandan, ND
        • $759,000 to the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Jamaica, NY
        • $737,000 to the Niagara County Industrial Development Authority, Sanborn, NY
        • $660,000 to the Southern Tier Enterprise Dev Organization, Salamanca, NY
        • $550,000 to the Door County Economic Development Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, NY
        • $550,000 to the Regional Economic Development Energy Corp., Painted Point, NY
      • $213,250 in two COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Economic Adjustment Assistance Projects, matched by $272,063 in local investments, as follows:
        • $145,000, matched by $255,000 in local investment, to the Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation, Philadelphia/Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to support the Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation with conducting a four phased strategic study to analyze the current economic, physical, and demographic conditions of the 52nd Street Commercial Corridor in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The study will develop a revitalization strategy for the corridor, which traverses through three designated Opportunity Zones. The EDA investment will alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, provide permanent resources to support economic resiliency, and further the long-term economic adjustment objectives of the region served by this EDA investment.
        • $68,250, matched by $17,063 in local investment, to the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, Muskegon/Muskegon County, Michigan, to support the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Planning Commission and Grand Valley State University's Innovation Hub with conducting a study to analyze the entrepreneurial support needs in Muskegon and West Michigan, including business start-up, business acceleration, and potential sectors for new growth. The analysis will gather specific information regarding the needs of entrepreneurial and small business communities within the study area, catalog services currently available to those communities, and provide successful examples of other entrepreneurial and small business support programs and practices for consideration. The EDA investment will alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, provide permanent resources to support economic resiliency, and further the long-term economic adjustment objectives of the region served by this EDA investment.
      • $599,616 in two COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following Technical Assistance University Center grantees to provide supplemental financial assistance to help them respond to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic:
        • $300,000 to the Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA
        • $299,616 to the University of Montana, Missoula, MT
    • $3,379,458 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $1,478,690 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,288,800 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $572,200 in local investment, to the City of Maquoketa, Maquoketa/Jackson County, Iowa, to fund critical stormwater infrastructure improvements for the City of Maquoketa in Jackson County, Iowa, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help with recovery efforts from the 2019 floods by constructing a new stormwater pumping station to create a more resilient flood control system and protect the City’s industrial and commercial areas. Once completed, the protect will help to mitigate the effects of future flooding events, promote resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 7 jobs and save 88 jobs.
      • $646,559 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $646,559 in local investment, to the Town of Somerset, Somerset/Bristol County, Massachusetts, to support the Town of Somerset with improving its current wastewater treatment plant and providing increased sewer capacity to meet future economic development demands in Bristol County, Massachusetts, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help address the town’s infiltration and inflow problem specific to the municipal water distribution and sewer collection system and allow the town to meet new and future business and industry development demands. Once completed, the project will create new job opportunities and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $650,000,000 in private investment.
      • $444,099, matched by $259,931 in local investment, to the Maine Space Grant Consortium, Augusta/Kennebec County, Maine, to support the Maine Space Grant Consortium with developing a strategic plan for the Maine SpacePort Complex, which will develop, manufacture and launch nanosatellites into polar orbit. The complex will include an Innovation Hub with research, development and manufacturing facilities, and launch facilities in designated Opportunity Zones. Once completed, the study will provide a plan for future implementation, which will increase job opportunities and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $5,962,000 in three Public Works projects, matched by $4,549,000 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,500,000, matched by $1,072,000 in local investment, to America’s Central Port District, Granite City/Madison County, Illinois, to support the America’s Central Port District, formerly known as Tri-City Regional Port District, with providing additional capacity for freight handling at the Port’s Madison Harbor facility in Madison County, Illinois, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help the Port construct two new agriculture product storage bins and a conveyor system, to increase its export capacity and enhance the economic development impact. Once completed, the project will help advance the manufacturing sector, promote export development, support resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 139 jobs, save 25 jobs, and leverage $3,500,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $2,015,000 in local investment, to LICAR, LLC and the Clemson University Land Stewardship Foundation, Inc., Greenville/Greenville County, South Carolina, to fund construction of the Clemson University Land Stewardship Foundation’s Flex Lab One Building located on the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research campus in Greenville County, South Carolina. The building will serve existing and start-up companies by providing space for university programs focused on growing the transportation/ mobility economic sector. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, attract private investment, and advance the manufacturing industry within the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 40 jobs, save 35 job, and leverage $2,000,000 in local investment.
      • $1,462,000, matched by $1,462,000 in local investment, to the City of Hermiston, Hermiston/Umatilla County, Oregon, to fund critical infrastructure improvements including water, sewer, and roadways to open new industrial parcels for development of the South Hermiston Industrial Park, in the City of Hermiston, Oregon, located near a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will result in the creation of approximately 16 new small-acreage and light industrial parcels to assist with the development of two potentially new warehousing operations. Once completed, the project will create new job opportunities, attract private investment, and help diversify the regional the economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 250 jobs and leverage $70,000,000 in private investment.
    • $256,663 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $339,882 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.
    • $47,154 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $11,790 in local investment, to support the National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Research Foundation’s annual workshop and training conference for the 47 Economic Development Districts (EDDs) located in the four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The training event will provide a setting for regional development professionals, local government officials and other key stakeholders involved with the EDDs to share best, promising and noteworthy practices; discuss emerging industry trends; tour notable development projects; and engage in peer networking and information exchanges. This investment will lead to the capitalization on new opportunities and creation of jobs throughout the four-state region.
    • $1,325,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $281,750 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 59 investments from August 31-September 4, 2020, totaling $46,712,187, which is matched by $14,476,657 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $3,691,458 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 $2,500,000 that will help save 750 jobs; (2) $32,705,727 in 26 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (3) $7,450,000 in five Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 2,240 jobs, save 75 jobs, and leverage $153,300,000 in private investment; (4) $1,887,002 in 16 Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; (5) $60,000 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; and (6) $918,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,691,458 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $1,357,531 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $625,000 in local investment, to the City of Marble Falls, Marble Falls/Burnet County, Texas, to fund the design and engineering of the Marble Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2, to assist with recovery efforts from the 2018 floods that devastated the Travis County, Texas region. The project will move the facility out of the 100-year floodplain and design a facility with a capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day (MGD), thereby improving the city’s treatment capacity to 3.0 MGD. Once completed, the project will help mitigate future flooding in the area, sustain businesses, and support economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 750 jobs.
      • $499,703, matched by $287,872 in local investment, to the AgTech Innovation Alliance, Woodland/Yolo County, California, to support the AgTech Innovation Alliance with the development and implementation of the Lab@AgStart incubator that is designed to spur economic growth in the Sacramento region in California. The project will provide needed funding for equipment, supplies, and initial operational costs to launch the Lab@AgStart, to serve as a new wet-lab incubator for science-based startup companies. Once completed, the project will bring together professional resources to align agriculture with technology, which will help diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $298,043, matched by $298,044 in local investment, to the Willamette Partnership, Portland/Multnomah County, Michigan, to support the Willamette Partnership with providing technical assistance and professional development to communities and a designated Opportunity Zone area in Oregon and Washington States. The project will help the region establish a plan to facilitate new development in the area, which will help create a more diverse community, create jobs and strengthen the local economy.
      • $261,212, with no local match, to the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Sault Ste Marie/Chippewa County, Michigan, to support the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians with developing a diversification strategy and land-use strategy to grow the Tribe’s business opportunities in Chippewa County, Michigan, located near a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help create a new economic path for the Tribe, which will enhance future economic sustainability, strengthen the regional economy and bolster economic resiliency throughout the region.
      • $132,500 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $146,615 in local investment, to the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Youngstown/Mahoning County, Ohio, to support the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments with conducting a broadband feasibility study to enable the region, including Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties in northeastern Ohio, to begin the process of establishing a cutting-edge, expansive, and purpose-driven fiber-optic network. Once completed, the study will help attract businesses and entrepreneurs from the innovation and tech economies, while enabling the existing manufacturing efforts in the area to modernize and transition into more advanced forms of industry that are competitive in the global marketplace. In addition, the study will benefit a designated Opportunity Zone and provide essential information to support the region’s efforts in building a broadband system to diversify its economy, which will help sustain and grow businesses throughout an area hit hard by the decline of the coal industry.
    • $32,705,727 in 26 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, as follows:
      • $25,509,000 in eight COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following grantees to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds:
        • $11,000,000 to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Trenton, NJ
        • $3,971,000 to the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Inc., Kenosha, WI
        • $3,036,000 to the New Orleans Regional Business Dev Loan Corp, New Orleans, LA
        • $2,706,000 to the Cooperative Business Assistance Corp, Camden, NJ
        • $2,134,000 to the South Central Planning and Development Commission, Houma, LA
        • $1,452,000 to the Jefferson Parish ED & Port District, Avondale, LA
        • $660,000 to the Burlington County, Mount Holly, NJ
        • $550,000 to the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, Jersey City, NJ
      • $7,196,727 in 18 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following Partnership Planning grantees to provide supplemental financial assistance to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic:
        • $400,000 to the Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, TX
        • $400,000 to the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Bryan, TX
        • $400,000 to the Central Texas Council of Governments, Belton, TX
        • $400,000 to the Coastal Bend Council of Governments, Corpus Christi, TX
        • $400,000 to the Concho Valley Council of Governments, San Angelo, TX
        • $400,000 to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, Lufkin, TX
        • $400,000 to the East Texas Council of Governments, Kilgore, TX
        • $400,000 to the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission, Victoria, TX
        • $400,000 to the Gulf Coast Economic Development District, Houston, TX
        • $400,000 to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Corp, Weslaco, TX
        • $400,000 to the North East Texas Economic Development District, Texarkana, TX
        • $400,000 to the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission, Midland, TX
        • $400,000 to the Rio Grande Council of Governments, El Paso, TX
        • $400,000 to the South East Texas Economic Development District, Beaumont, TX
        • $400,000 to the South Texas Development Council, Laredo, TX
        • $400,000 to the Texoma Council of Governments, Sherman, TX
        • $399,546 to the Capital Area Council of Governments, Austin, TX
        • $397,181 to the Middle Rio Grande Development Council, Carrizo Springs, TX
    • $7,450,000 in five Public Works projects, matched by $10,983,333 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,450,000, matched by $7,150,000 in local investment, to Atlantic City, Atlantic City/Atlantic County, New Jersey, to fund the Baltic Avenue Canal Project to enhance Atlantic City’s stormwater infrastructure that will protect the City's downtown area from flooding and facilitate the construction of the AtlantiCare Medical Arts Building and the DCO Energy Midtown Microgrid in Atlantic County, New Jersey, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project consists of the installation of drainage improvements at the Atlantis Avenue site that will evacuate excess stormwater at times of severe tidal or storm events from the Baltic Avenue Canal. Once completed, the project will help promote resiliency by mitigating the effects of future flooding, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 65 jobs and leverage $83,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to the City of Artesia, Artesia/Eddy County, New Mexico, to support the City of Artesia with infrastructure improvements to allow expansion of its industrial park in Eddy County, New Mexico. The project will promote business growth in the manufacturing industry and bolster job creation, which will strengthen the regional economy and attract private investment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs.
      • $1,250,000, matched by $1,250,000 in local investment, to the Town of Pulaski/Pulaski County, Virginia, to support the Town of Pulaski with upgrading its wastewater treatment facility and constructing a pump station in Pulaski County. The project will strengthen the Town’s ability to maintain and develop infrastructure, which will allow the expansion of nearby industrial and residential sites. Once completed, the project will increase attraction and retention of manufacturing companies, support the Town’s largest employer, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,000 jobs, save 70 jobs, and leverage $300,000 in private investment.
      • $1,250,000, matched by $833,333 in local investment, to the City of Corsicana, Corsicana/Navarro County, Texas, to support the City of Corsicana with constructing an industrial rail spur to serve the Highway 31 Industrial Park in Navarro County, Texas, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will build upon the industrial park's growing success by installing a new rail switch on the Union Pacific Railroad line and approximately 2,500 track feet of rail. Once completed, the project will attract future manufacturing companies, spur private investment, create jobs, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $60,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,000,000, matched by $250,000 in local investment, to the Regents of New Mexico University, Las Cruces/Dona Ana County, New Mexico, to fund critical infrastructure improvements at New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Arrowhead Park, to attract business in the media, healthcare, and aerospace industry cluster in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will build upon past successes at NMSU’s Arrowhead Park by constructing new roads and a sewer infrastructure that will support the opening of new businesses. Once completed, the project will create jobs, attract private investment, and advance economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,000 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,887,002 in 16 Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $2,075,793 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.
    • $60,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $60,000 in local investment, to Peoria County, Illinois, to support the County of Peoria with hiring an engineering firm to conduct the Mapleton Area Industrial Water/Wastewater Development Study, to evaluate new or expanded water and wastewater services to the Mapleton industrial area in Peoria, Illinois. Once completed, the study will provide a roadmap for capitalizing on new opportunities in workforce development, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
    • $918,000 in six Partnership Planning projects, with no local match, 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 90 investments from August 24-28, 2020, totaling $85,209,115, which is matched by $2,609,307 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $64,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project 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; (2) $82,876,780 in 79 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (3) $1,200,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create nine jobs and leverage $10,500,000 in private investment; (4) $843,335 in eight Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (5) $225,000 in one Partnership Planning project to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $64,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, matched by $16,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $64,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $16,000 in local investment, to the University of Charleston, Charleston/Kanawha County, West Virginia, to support the University of Charleston with conducting a feasibility study to create the Innovation Super Hub in Kanawha County, West Virginia, a designated Opportunity Zone. The study will provide a market analysis, business plan, operations plan, financial strategy, and preliminary engineering analysis to help determine the local and regional need for a new incubator/accelerator infrastructure that provides technical assistance to small business and start-up companies. Once completed, the project will help promote new business creations, create new job opportunities, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
    • $82,876,780 in 79 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, as follows:
      • $62,002,241 in 39 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following grantees to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds:
        • $5,962,000 to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Providence, RI
        • $4,059,000 to the Areawide Business Council PDD, Inc., Yankton, SD
        • $3,674,000 to the Northern Maine Development Commission, Caribou, ME
        • $3,641,000 to the Green River Area Development District, Owensboro, KY
        • $3,278,000 to the Coastal Enterprises, Brunswick, ME
        • $3,213,600 to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Planning & DC, Parkersburg, WV
        • $3,157,000 to the St. Louis Development Corporation, St. Louis, MO
        • $3,102,000 to the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, Louisville, KY
        • $2,860,000 to the Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Bangor, ME
        • $2,662,000 to the Purchase Area Development District, Mayfield, KY
        • $2,211,000 to the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, Norfolk, NE
        • $1,892,000 to the Utah Small Business Loan Fund, Millcreek, UT
        • $1,716,000 to the First District Association of Local Governments, Watertown, SD
        • $1,628,000 to the Baltimore County DED, Towson, MD
        • $1,419,000 to the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, Saco, ME
        • $1,144,000 to the Southeast Kentucky ED Corporation, Somerset, KY
        • $1,115,936 to the Black Hills Community Economic Development, Inc., Rapid City, SD
        • $1,078,000 to the North Central Regional Planning Commission, Beloit, KS
        • $1,023,000 to the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Frostburg, MD
        • $1,045,000 to the Barberton Community Development Corporation, Barberton, OH
        • $1,001,000 to the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Auburn, ME
        • $836,000 to the Providence Business Loan Fund, Providence, RI
        • $825,000 to the Miami Area Economic Development Service, Inc., Miami, OK
        • $825,000 to the City of Nashua, NH
        • $770,000 to the Maryland Department of Commerce, Baltimore, MD
        • $737,000 to the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments, Fairfield, ME
        • $550,000 to the Natural Capital Investment Fund, Inc., Charles, WV
        • $550,000 to the Region I Planning & Development Council, Princeton, WV
        • $550,000 to the Northern Oklahoma Development Authority, Enid, OK
        • $550,000 to the Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Durant, OK
        • $550,000 to the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments, Perry, MO
        • $550,000 to the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, Elizabethtown, KY
        • $550,000 to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Florence, KY
        • $550,000 to the Mo-Kan Regional Council, St. Joseph, MO
        • $550,000 to the Carlsbad Industrial Action, Carlsbad, NM
        • $550,000 to the North Central New Mexico EDD, Santa Fe, NM
        • $550,000 to the Lincoln Uinta Revolving Loan Fund, Evanston, WY
        • $547,705 to the Autonomous Municipality of Caguas, PR
        • $530,000 to the South Central Ozarks Council of Governments, Pomona, MO
      • $20,874,539 in 40 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following Partnership Planning grantees to provide supplemental financial assistance to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic:
        • $6,000,000 to the Kentucky Department for Local Government, Frankfort, KY, to support the efforts of Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts
        • $400,000 to the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, Staunton, VA
        • $400,000 to the Crater Planning District Commission, Petersburg, VA
        • $400,000 to the Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission, Lebanon, VA
        • $400,000 to the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, Martinsville, VA
        • $400,000 to the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Lansing, MI
        • $400,000 to the Albemarle Commission, Hertford, NC
        • $400,000 to the Centralina Economic Development District, Charlotte, NC
        • $400,000 to the Southeastern Economic Development Commission, Elizabethtown, NC
        • $400,000 to the Triangle J Council of Governments, Durham, NC
        • $400,000 to the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, Fargo, ND
        • $400,000 to the Red River Regional Council, Grafton, ND
        • $400,000 to the Souris Basin Planning Council, Minot, ND
        • $400,000 to the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, Norfolk, NE
        • $400,000 to the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, Omaha, NE
        • $400,000 to the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Lincoln, NE
        • $400,000 to the West Central Nebraska Development District, Ogallala, NE
        • $400,000 to the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester COG, North Charleston, SC
        • $400,000 to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, Rock Hill, SC
        • $400,000 to the Central Midlands Council of Governments, Columbia, SC
        • $400,000 to the Lower Savannah Council of Governments, Aiken, SC
        • $400,000 to the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments, Florence, SC
        • $400,000 to the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, Sumter, SC
        • $400,000 to the Upper Savannah Council of Governments, Greenwood, SC
        • $400,000 to the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, Georgetown, SC
        • $400,000 to the South Eastern Council of Governments, Sioux Falls, SD
        • $400,000 to the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments, Richland, WA
        • $400,000 to the Central Puget Sound EDD, Seattle, WA
        • $400,000 to the North Central Washington EDD, Wenatchee, WA
        • $400,000 to the North Olympic Peninsula RC&DC, Port Angeles, WA
        • $400,000 to the Tri-County EDD, Colville, WA
        • $399,009 to the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Kelso, WA
        • $398,677 to the Central South Dakota Enhancement District, Pierre, SD
        • $384,738 to the North Central Planning Council, Devils Lake, ND
        • $383,115 to the Tri County Regional Development Council, Williston, ND
        • $376,000 to the First District Association of Local Governments, Watertown, SD
        • $292,870 to the Black Hills Council of Local Governments, Rapid City, SD
        • $253,670 to the Northeast Council of Governments, Aberdeen, SD
        • $236,460 to the South Central Dakota Regional Council, Jamestown, ND
        • $150,000 to the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Juneau, AK
    • $1,200,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $1,200,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,200,000, matched by $1,200,000 in local investment, to the County of Otsego Industrial Development Agency, Oneonta/Otsego County, New York, to fund the installation of utilities to facilitate the construction of the Richfield Springs Eco-Industrial Business Park in Otsego County. The project will advance manufacturing in the regional economy by constructing a 1100 F.L. long access road along NYS Route 28 and installing a gravity wastewater collection system that will serve the industrial business park. Once completed, the project allows for the expansion of local businesses, which will help to bolster job creation, attract private investment, and enhance economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 9 jobs and leverage $10,500,000 in private investment.
    • $843,335 in eight Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $1,243,307 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.
    • $225,000 in one Partnership Planning projects, matched by $150,000 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 111 investments from July 27-31, 2020, totaling $157,167,603, which is matched by $8,616,351 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $14,650,000 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 three investments for $14,500,000 that will help create 1,730 jobs, save 223 jobs, and leverage $221,400,000 in private investment; (2) $141,217,603 in 104 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (3) $850,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 250 jobs; and (4) $450,000 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $14,650,000 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $8,072,780 in local investments, as follows:
      • $7,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,750,000 in local investment, to Powder River County, Broadus, Montana, to fund road and bridge improvements to East Powder River Road to fill the critical need for disaster recovery from the 2019 spring floods in Powder River County, Montana. The project will replace three bridges, replace two culverts with a simple span bridge, and improve 18 miles of roadway. Once completed, the project will mitigate the effects of future natural disasters, increase infrastructure resiliency, promote export development, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 48 jobs and leverage $6,900,000 in private investment.
      • $6,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $4,722,780 in local investment, to the Town of Clayton and Johnson County, Clayton, North Carolina, to fund the construction of sewer improvements needed to assure local pharmaceutical companies meet current and future manufacturing needs in a designated Opportunity Zone in Johnston County, North Carolina. The project will help address hydraulic capacity issues with the existing transmission systems because of the heavy rainfall from Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Once completed, the project will help promote growth and economic development by increasing investment, employment, and resiliency throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 1,650 jobs and leverage $210,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,500,000 to the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to support the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with establishing a Revolving Loan Fund to bring capital to local business within and near designated Opportunity Zones in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Once implemented, the project will provide access to affordable capital and financing options for new, existing, and expanding businesses and industries, which will encourage job creation and retention, economic diversification, and economic stability throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 80 jobs, save 175 jobs, and leverage $4,500,000 in private investment.
      • $150,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities funding, matched by $100,000 in local investment, to the Lenowisco Planning District Commission, Duffield, Virginia, to support the Lenowisco Planning District Commission with developing a plan for the Southwest Virginia Energy Park in Duffield, Virginia, to allow for the development of a new energy sector in the region. The project will help address the local and regional need for developing infrastructure to host companies interested in studying, perfecting, and commercializing innovative energy research. Once completed, the project will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
    • $141,217,603 in 104 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, as follows:
      • $127,404,864 in 62 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following grantees to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds:
        • $11,000,000 to the Coastal Area District Development Authority, Brunswick, GA
        • $10,989,000 to the Los Angeles County Dev Authority, Alhambra, CA
        • $9,042,000 to the Catawba Regional COG, Greenwood, SC
        • $5,389,685 to the County of San Joaquin, CA
        • $5,093,000 to the Redwood Region ED Commission, Eureka, CA
        • $4,268,000 to the Arrowhead RDC, Duluth, MN
        • $4,015,000 to the Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Dev Corp, Los Angeles, CA
        • $3,597,000 to the PACE Finance Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
        • $3,630,000 to the Racine County ED Corporation, Sturtevant, WI
        • $3,465,000 to the Community Investment Corporation. Hamden, CT
        • $3,454,000 to the Headwaters RDC, Bemidji, MN
        • $3,443,000 to the Northwest RDC, Warren, MN
        • $2,926,000 to the City of Columbia, SC
        • $2,882,000 to the Milwaukee ED Corporation, Milwaukee, WI
        • $2,695,000 to the ED Collaborative-Ventura County, Camarillo, CA
        • $2,683,992 to the City of Long Beach, CA
        • $2,591,856 to the City of Los Angeles, CA
        • $2,211,000 to the Innovate Washington Foundation, Spokane, WA
        • $1,936,000 to the Southeastern CT Enterprise Region Corporation, Groton, CT
        • $1,892,000 to the Upper Minnesota Valley RDC, Appleton, MN
        • $1,782,000 to the City of San Diego, CA
        • $1,760,000 to the County of Monterey, Salinas, CA
        • $1,698,500 to the Tri-County EDD, Colville, WA
        • $1,682,000 to the Southwest RDC, Slayton, MN
        • $1,628,000 to the Southern MN Initiative Foundation, Owatonna, MN
        • $1,595,000 to the Region Five Development Corporation, Staples, MN
        • $1,540,000 to the Benton-Franklin Government Council, Richland, WA
        • $1,474,000 to the West Central Initiative Foundation, Fergus Falls, MN
        • $1,408,000 to 3CORE, Inc., Chico, CA
        • $1,309,000 to the Region Nine Development Corporation, Mankato, MN
        • $1,287,000 to the City of Tacoma, WA
        • $1,199,000 to the True Access Capital Corporation, Wilmington, DE
        • $1,155,000 to the Mississippi River RPC, La Crosse, WI
        • $1,122,000 to Impact Seven, Inc., Rice Lake, WI
        • $1,100,000 to the Superior California ED, Redding, CA
        • $1,100,000 to the Northwest RPC, Spooner, WI
        • $957,000 to the Mid-Minnesota Development Corporation, Wilmar, MN
        • $935,000 to the City of Charleston, SC
        • $913,000 to the City of Fresno, CA
        • $858,000 to the County of Riverside Business & Community Services, Riverside, CA
        • $836,000 to the Success Capital Expansion & Development Corp., Modesto, CA
        • $836,000 to the City of Atlanta, GA
        • $836,000 to the Upper Savannah COG, Greenwood, SC
        • $814,000 to the City of Berkeley, CA
        • $770,000 to the NDC Economic Development Lending, Inc., New York, NY
        • $671,000 to the City of Fairmont, MN
        • $616,000 to the Wilmington ED Corporation, Wilmington, DE
        • $616,000 to the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester COG, North Charleston, SC
        • $594,000 to the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum COG, Kelso, WA
        • $550,000 to the East Central RDC, Mora, MN
        • $550,000 to the California Capital FDC, Sacramento, CA
        • $550,000 to the Port of Bellingham, WA
        • $550,000 to the West Central WI RPC, Eau Claire, WI
        • $550,000 to the Southwestern WI RPC, Platteville, WI
        • $550,000 to the Fresno Community Development Financial Institution, Fresno, CA
        • $550,000 to the Economic Development & Financing Corp., Ukiah, CA
        • $550,000 to the City of Oakland, CA
        • $550,000 to the City and County of San Francisco, CA
        • $550,000 to the City of El Centro, CA
        • $550,000 to the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation, Fresno, CA
        • $550,000 to the Southland Economic Development Corporation, Santa Ana, CA
        • $509,831 to the City of Eau Claire, WI
      • $5,750,000 in 15 COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following Partnership Planning grantees to provide supplemental financial assistance to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic:
        • $400,000 to the Southwestern Wisconsin RPC, WI
        • $400,000 to the West Central Wisconsin RPC, WI
        • $400,000 to the East Central Wisconsin RPC, WI
        • $400,000 to the North Central Wisconsin RPC, WI
        • $400,000 to the Northwest RPC, WI
        • $400,000 to the Bay-Lake RPC, WI
        • $400,000 to the Region Five Development Commission, MN
        • $400,000 to the Mid Minnesota Development Commission, MN
        • $400,000 to the Headwaters Regional Development Commission, MN
        • $400,000 to the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, MN
        • $400,000 to the West Central Initiative, MN
        • $400,000 to the Region 9 Development Commission, MN
        • $400,000 to the East Central Regional Development Commission, WMN
        • $400,000 to the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission, MN $150,000 to the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc., WI
      • $8,062,739 in 27 COVID-14 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to the following Technical Assistance University Center grantees to provide supplemental financial assistance to help them respond to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic:
        • $300,000 to Auburn University, AL
        • $300,000 to the Arkansas State University, AR
        • $300,000 to the University of Arkansas System, AR
        • $300,000 to Chico State Enterprises, CA
        • $300,000 to the University of Florida, FL
        • $300,000 to the University of Hawaii System, HI
        • $300,000 to Purdue University, IN
        • $300,000 to Kansas State University, KS
        • $300,000 to Southern University and A&M College, LA
        • $300,000 to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
        • $300,000 to Becker College, MA
        • $300,000 to the Regents of the University of Michigan, MI
        • $300,000 to the University of Missouri System, MO
        • $300,000 to the University of Nebraska, NE
        • $300,000 to the Nevada System of Higher Education, NV
        • $300,000 to the San Juan College, NM
        • $300,000 to the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, NY
        • $300,000 to Bowling Green State University, OH
        • $300,000 to the Southern Utah University, UT
        • $300,000 to the University of Washington, WA
        • $299,987 to the Florida A&M University, FL
        • $299,983 to the University of Oregon, OR
        • $299,939 to the Washington State University, WA
        • $299,740 to the University of WI System, WI
        • $299,712 to the Mississippi State University, MI
        • $298,378 to the South Dakota State University, SD
        • $265,000 to the University of Rochester, NY
    • $850,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $212,500 in local investment, as follows:
      • $850,000, matched by $212,500 to the City of Hooks, Texas, to support the city of Hooks with wastewater infrastructure improvements to meet the critical need for updates to the water treatment plant in Bowie County, Texas. Once completed, the project will capitalize on nearby industrial activity, which will advance manufacturing growth, generate jobs and revenue, spur business growth in a designated Opportunity Zone, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 250 jobs.
    • $450,000 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $331,071 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 72 investments from July 20-24, 2020, totaling $76,853,791, which is matched by $4,263,960 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $10,055,723 in six 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 $8,293,374 that will help create 138 jobs, save 39 jobs, and leverage $27,292,000 in private investments; (2) $61,255,831 in 61 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (3) $5,392,237 in four Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 729 jobs, save 160 jobs, and leverage $65,672,444 in private investments; and (4) $150,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $10,055,723 in six Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,285,722 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,287,800 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $821,950 in local investment, to the Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority, Beaufort/Carteret County, North Carolina, to support the rebuilding of airport hangar buildings damaged by Hurricanes Florence 2018 and Dorian 2019 in Carteret County, North Carolina, near a designated Opportunity Zone. The airport, a critical economic driver, is a key economic development asset in the region and the project will help to improve its resilience by making the facility more structurally and financially prepared to withstand future storms. Once completed, this project will create jobs, attract private investment, and drive regional economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 65 jobs and leverage $25,592,000 in private investment.
      • $3,300,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $829,879 in local investment, to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority, Carbondale, Illinois, to support the Southern Illinois Airport with construction of a new overhaul Hangar (Hangar 10) and expansion of an aircraft ramp in Jackson County, Illinois. The project will help construct an additional hangar to house workforce training programs offered by the Southern Illinois University to increase employment opportunities in the aerospace industries as well as support manufacturing distribution network. Once complete, the project will support a growing cluster of aviation, maintenance and overhaul facilities, which will bolster job creation, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 63 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment.
      • $1,532,349 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority, Pago Pago/Eastern County, American Samoa, to support the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority with equipment purchase to fill the critical need for disaster recovery in the wake of 2018 Tropical Storm Gita, in Pago Pago, American Samoa, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will purchase and accept equipment, machinery, and tools for use in the shipyard facility, which will increase shipyard service capacity and enable higher-quality services to maintenance customers. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $1,505,574 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $376,393 in local investment, to Pike County, Bowling Green, Missouri, to fund 2.2 miles of road improvements on County Highway 251 to fill the critical need for flood mitigation in Pike County, Missouri. The project will upgrade the existing roadway to full-depth asphalt, widen the roadway to 24 feet, replace four culverts to improve drainage, and realign a curve to conform to current safety standards, which will provide for a reliable detour route during flooding. Once completed, this project will enhance business resiliency, promote employment, and strengthen the regional economymake critical roadway and detour route infrastructure improvements needed to ensure commerce continues during severe weather events. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 39 jobs.
      • $230,000, matched by $57,500 in local investment, to the City of Pawtucket, the City of Central Falls, and the State of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. Rhode Island, to support the development of a joint Opportunity Zone-focused economic development strategic plan for the cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island. The project will analyze their workforce development needs, study the feasibility of establishing a workforce training center, and create a redevelopment plan for a former industrial plant in Central Falls. Once implemented, the project will support future economic and business development initiatives, create a framework for building and maintaining a competitive, employment-ready workforce, and provide the necessary data and roadmap for creating jobs and spurring private investment throughout the region.
      • $200,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities funding, matched by $200,000 in local investment, to Emery County, Castle Dale, Utah, to support Emery County’s transformation into a hub of energy innovation research by bringing a L-1500 test furnace online to attract business, academic programs, capital, and long-term research to the area. The project will help address the local and regional need to spur economic resiliency and create job opportunities in communities that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. Once completed, the presence of this unit will bring international business to the region and its coal industry, support the coal industry through coal innovation, and help companies become more viable by developing affordable ways to reduce coal emissions, which will boost the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
    • $61,255,831 in 61 Economic Adjustment Assistance-COVID- 19 Recovery and Resiliency Projects, as follows:
    • $5,392,237 in four Public Works projects, matched by $1,828,238 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $375,000 in local investment, to the Port of South Louisiana, Laplace, Louisiana, to fund construction of roadway and drainage infrastructure to improve existing and future Port tenant sites within the maritime industrial park in St. John the Baptist County, Louisiana. The improvements will serve the Port of South Louisiana’s Globalplex Intermodal Terminal and will provide additional access to four parcels of land that will offer placement of up to five future tenants, which will create additional jobs, increase foreign trade, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 4 jobs and save 20 jobs.
      • $1,240,237, matched by $1,240,238 in local investment, to the City of Perry, Iowa, to support the city of Perry with making critical roadway infrastructure improvements to support the expansion of manufacturing businesses in Dallas County, Iowa, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will relocate a watermain and a sanitary sewer, install storm sewer improvements, reconstruct a street, and add a sidewalk. Once completed, the project will increase road safety, promote manufacturing, support export development, and strengthen economic development throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 140 jobs, and leverage $2,872,444 in private investment.
      • $852,000, matched by $213,000 in local investment, to the City of Yuma/Yuma County, Arizona, to fund the construction of a sewer system to serve an industrial area in Yuma County, Arizona. The project will support commercial and industrial business enterprises by increasing the availability of functional facilities. Once completed, the project allows for the expansion of business operations, which will help to bolster higher paying jobs, attract private investment, and enhance economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 500 jobs and leverage $50,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,800,000, with no local match, to the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Wellpinit, Washington, to support the Spokane Tribe of Indians with the critical need for modern infrastructure in Stevens County, Washington. The project will make critical roadway improvements needed to support business development in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will promote community resiliency, create jobs, and strengthen economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs and leverage $12,800,000 in private investment.
    • $150,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project, matched by $150,000 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 17 investments from June 15-19, 2020, totaling $30,558,255, which is matched by $18,113,728 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $26,838,255 in eight 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 six investments totaling $24,941,640 that will help create 700 jobs, save 722 jobs, and leverage $175,965,500 in private investments; (2) $2,060,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 7 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $500,000 in private investment; (3) $400,000 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project; and (4) $1,260,000 in 7 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $26,838,255 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $15,013,728 in local investments, as follows:
      • $12,199,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $12,199,000 in local investment, to South Sioux City, South Sioux City/Dakota County, Nebraska, to fund construction of a new wastewater treatment facility to support business growth following the 2019 severe flood damage in South Sioux City, which is located near a designated Opportunity Zone. The new infrastructure will support the city’s current and future business and industry sectors, which will provide long-term economic growth, business development, and help create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 58 jobs and leverage $160,000,000 in private investment.
      • $5,117,030 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $360,000 in local investment, to Lincoln County and the Lincoln County R-III School District, Troy/Lincoln County, Missouri, to fund construction of a workforce development training center to provide curriculum for advanced manufacturing, agriculture technology, and building and industry trades in Troy, Missouri. The project will also provide space for an aquaponics laboratory and educate, train, and prepare individuals for immediate entry into the workforce. Once completed, the project will help upskill the region’s workforce by providing a pipeline of skilled workers in high demand fields, which will bolster workforce development, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 96 jobs and leverage $2,765,500 in private investment.
      • $3,098,400 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $774,600 in local investment, to the City of Mitchell, Mitchell/Davison County, South Dakota, to support the City with the construction of critical stormwater improvements to mitigate the disastrous effects of flooding in 2019 in Davison County. The project will reconstruct several street segments within the East Central Drainage Basin that lack drainage features, install curbs and gutters, install storm sewer piping, and replace deficient sewer and water mains, which will ensure adequate capacity for current and future economic activity. Once completed, the project will promote manufacturing, increase resiliency, encourage business expansion, and strengthen economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 16 jobs, save 7 jobs, and leverage $2,100,000 in private investment.
      • $2,100,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $560,000 in local investment, to the Fletcher Falcon Enterprise Corporation and the L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College, Schriever/Terrebonne County, Louisiana, to support the Fletcher Technical Community College with constructing a new state-of-the art facility dedicated to workforce development in Schriever, Louisiana. The new facility will provide classrooms and training laboratories for Allied Health, Nursing Programs, and a Workforce Center that offers advanced, customized and relevant training, to meet the needs of local employers in the area. Once completed, the project will help bolster job creation, attract private investment, and support economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 500 jobs.
      • $1,627,210 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $406,802 in local investment, to the City of Muscle Shoals, Muscle Shoals/Colbert County, Alabama, to fund stormwater drainage infrastructure improvements to protect businesses from the impact of future storms in Colbert County. The project will increase the capacity to convey storm water underneath US 43 to the existing retention pond, allowing the system to capably handle 25-year storm events. Once completed, the project will establish reliable accessibility to businesses by mitigating flooding and creating economic resiliency against future disasters, which will bolster economic growth, attract private investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 715 jobs and leverage $11,100,000 in private investment.
      • $1,096,615 in 2019 Disaster Suppemental funds, matched by $287,932 in local investment, to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (Raleigh/Wade County) and the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center (Durham/Durham County), North Carolina, to support the North Carolina Department of Public Safety with developing a strategic plan to fill the critical need for recovery efforts in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael in 2018. The project will build resilience capacity through education and technical assistance, train local officials on resilience core concepts, integrate ongoing disaster risk reduction and recovery efforts, and provide resources to help North Carolina establish a statewide resilience framework and guidance. Once completed, the project will promote economic redevelopment in the area and help mitigate the effects of past and future natural disasters throughout the state of North Carolina.
      • $800,000, matched by $225,394 in local investment, to the Garfield County Industrial Authority, Enid/Garfield County, Oklahoma, to support the Garfield County Industrial Authority with expanding the Garfield County Industrial Park to meet the critical need for more business capacity in Enid, Oklahoma. The project will expand water, wastewater, and road infrastructure in the existing industrial park located near designated Opportunity Zones, which will promote manufacturing, increase business resiliency, and help strengthen the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs.
      • $800,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $200,000 in local investment, to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to fund a Revolving Loan Fund to finance long-term economic recovery efforts for businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael in 2018 in Leon, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties in Florida. The project will hire a full-time administrator, conduct targeted outreach, build capacity, and emphasize commercial investment to hurricane-resistant business sectors and under-capitalized enterprises, including an Opportunity Fund. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, expand competitiveness, and strengthen economic development throughout the region.
    • $2,060,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $2,060,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $2,060,000, matched by $2,060,000 in local investment, to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission, Weyers Cave/Augusta County, Virginia, to fund construction of new airport hangars and training space to support increased aviation activity in Augusta County. The hangars will serve as the anchor for the development of a broader aviation technology business park to accommodate additional aviation-related business investment and job creation throughout the area. Once completed, the project will grow the region’s aviation sector and allow the Blue Ridge Community College to develop a pipeline of skilled workers, which will support business growth, create higher wage jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 7 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
    • $400,000 in one COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Project, with no local investment, as follows:
      • $400,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to the Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Pontotoc/Pontotoc County, Mississippi, to provide supplemental financial assistance to the Three Rivers Planning and Development District to help them respond to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic. The scope of work requires the recipient to undertake one or more of the following pre-approved activities: (1) the development of an economic recovery and resilience plan, tied to the applicant’s approved Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, (2) the deployment of disaster recovery coordinators to orchestrate the region’s response to the pandemic, (3) the provision of technical assistance, as necessary, to local governments, businesses, and other stakeholder organizations, and (4) the funding of appropriate technology and staff support for these pandemic-response activities.
    • $1,260,000 in seven Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,040,000 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 10 investments from June 8-12, 2020, totaling $2,516,100, which is matched by $1,315,932 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,705,600 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 investments for $1,100,000 that will help create 288 jobs and leverage $1,500,000 in private investment; (2) $118,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; (3) $45,000 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; and (4) $647,500 in four Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,705,600 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $505,432 in local investments, as follows:
      • $600,000, matched by $150,000 in local investment, to Bear Paw Development Corporation, Havre/Hill County, Montana, to support the Bear Paw Development Corporation of Northern Montana with establishing a Revolving Loan Fund to finance long-term economic recovery efforts for businesses in Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, Liberty, and Phillips counties in Montana. The project will provide working capital to address resiliency efforts and access to financing options for new, existing, and expanding businesses and industries. Once completed, the project will increase local investment and employment, promote manufacturing, support export development, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs and leverage $1,500,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000, matched by $125,000 in local investment, to DreamSpring, Albuquerque/ Bernalillo, New Mexico, to support the rollout of DreamSpring’s Expreso loan program, which will provide a new financial product to businesses in designated Opportunity Zones in New Mexico and Texas. The project will offer access to shorter term loans up to $10,000 to facilitate revenue growth, particularly in industries such as manufacturing or construction. Once completed, the project will enable DreamSpring to build its capacity and develop partnerships to ensure a solid pipeline of companies to provide funding, encourage entrepreneurialism, create jobs, and advance economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 268 jobs.
      • $500,000, matched by $147,250 in local investment, to Northeastern University (Boston/Suffolk County, Massachusetts) and the City of New Orleans (New Orleans/ Orleans County, Louisiana) to support the Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute with developing a resilience-based strategy for economic development in three Qualified Opportunity Zones in East New Orleans, Louisiana. The strategy will serve as a roadmap toward revitalization and help create a resilient community based on transformational economic development. Once completed, the project will attract private investment, encourage diversification, and bolster economic growth throughout the region.
      • $105,600, matched by $83,182 in local investment, to the Yurok Tribe, Klamath/Del Norte County, California, to fund a feasibility study on broadband development and infrastructure to serve the Yurok tribe community in Klamath, California. The project will determine the feasibility of internet service installation to fill the critical need of access to outside markets, businesses assistance, educational resources, and development options in the area. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
    • $118,000 in one Technical Assistance University Center project, matched by $118,000 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.
    • $45,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $45,000 in local investment, to the Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc, Indianapolis/Marion County, Indiana, to support the hiring of a consultant to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of an incubator for advanced manufacturing or light industrial use within the Pleasant Run Crossing site, southeast of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The study will examine regional job growth, emerging economic clusters and real estate demand to help promote local economic growth and business expansion. Once completed, the project will provide economic stability, create jobs, and strengthen the local economy.
    • $647,500 in four Partnership Planning projects, matched by $647,500 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 19 investments from May 31-June 5, 2020, totaling $1,590,000, which is matched by $1,395,219 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $314,000 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 investment for $250,000 that will help create 160 jobs; (2) $236,000 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (3) $1,040,000 in 15 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $314,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $123,143 in local investments, as follows:
      • $250,000, matched by $107,143 in local investment, to Homewise, Inc., Santa Fe/Santa Fe County, New Mexico, to support Homewise, Inc. with providing training and technical assistance to construction businesses through its BuildWise program, which is designed to foster job and private investment growth in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a designated Opportunity Zone. The program’s curriculum is developed through a partnership with the Central New Mexico Community College to assess existing business’ knowledge and capacity, provide technical assistance and advice from business experts, and provide opportunities to develop new revenue and recruit staff. Once completed, the project will create a sustainable job pathway for workers in the construction industry, support entrepreneurialism, attract private investments, and enhance the advancement of economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 160 jobs.
      • $64,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $16,000 in local investment, to the Lumber River Council of Governments, Pembroke/Robeson County, North Carolina, to support the Lumber River Council of Governments with conducting a regional study to fill the critical need for broadband demand aggregation information in Robeson, Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, and Scotland counties in North Carolina, an area hit hard by Hurricane Florence in 2018 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The study will collect data, identify locations that lack access, provide documentation of the need for more broadband infrastructure development, and create a strategic plan for access. Once completed, the project will help mitigate the effects of future natural disasters, increase resiliency, and attract and retain employers throughout the region.
    • $236,000 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $236,000 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.
    • $1,040,000 in 15 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,036,076 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.
  • EDA announced 33 investments from May 25-29, 2020, totaling $22,887,871, which is matched by $17,463,211 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $19,886,501 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 investments totaling $11,658,207 that will help create 635 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $28,400,000 in private investments; (2) $702,850 in six Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (3) $2,298,520 in 20 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $19,986,501 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $15,418,694 in local investments, as follows:
      • $8,000,000 in 2019 disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,000,000 in local investment, to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to fund a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to finance long-term economic recovery efforts for businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael throughout the state of Florida. The RLF will provide access to affordable capital for business start-up or expansion in Florida’s disaster declared counties, to encourage job creation and retention, high-paying jobs, economic diversification, and economic stability, which will advance the region’s resiliency against future disasters.
      • $4,800,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,200,000 in local investment, to the Town of Fair Bluff, Far Bluff/Columbus County, North Carolina, to support the town of Fair Bluff with building a facility to help reopen small businesses hit hard by Hurricane Florence. The project will construct a 24,746 square foot small business center to enable businesses to relocate from damaged facilities in the floodplain. The project will also connect the center to water, wastewater, and electric utilities, install a new fire hydrant, and provide paved parking, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and landscaping. Once completed, the project will catalyze redevelopment, promote resiliency, strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment, and create jobs in a designated Opportunity Zone. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 42 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $2,400,000 in private investment.
      • $2,078,447 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $271,341 in local investment, to the City of Wells, Wells/Elko County, Nevada, to fund construction of critical storm water infrastructure to deepen and improve the existing storm water channels in Elko County. The project will mitigate floodwater by adding culverts that will direct storm waters safely through the commercial core to a river basin, which will create a resilient roadway to the city’s commercial and industrial enterprises. Once completed, the project will minimize flooding hazards, restore productivity to commercially zoned acreage, support job creation, and advance economic resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 45 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $11,195,339 in local investment, to the Indian River State College, Fort Pierce/Saint Lucie County, Florida, to support the Indian River State College with constructing a new, state-of-the-art facility for HVAC, Welding and Advanced Manufacturing programs in Saint Lucie County. The project will support hands-on learning with an “applied STEM” approach to meet the immediate needs of manufacturing companies while also developing the skills that employees need to serve and grow a company in the 21st Century. Once completed, the project will bolster long-term economic growth by providing a pipeline of skilled workers, which will enhance the advancement of economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 111 jobs.
      • $1,779,760 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $444,940 in local investment, to the McCreary County Water District, Whitley City/McCreary County, Kentucky, to fund upgrades to existing sewer infrastructure to accommodate business growth, including the expansion of a local manufacturer in McCreary County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will allow wastewater to be pumped directly to the treatment plant, which will enable the company to initiate a new business line and partnership with a foreign company. Once completed, the project will help promote private capital investment, spur economic resiliency, and create job opportunities in communities that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,000,000, matched by $250,000 in local investment, to the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation, Raymond/Rockingham County, New Hampshire, to support the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation with establishing a revolving loan fund to support long-term recovery from several natural disasters and economic shocks that impacted Rockingham, Hillsborough, Belknap, Cheshire, Merrimack, Strafford, and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. In an area containing several designated Opportunity Zones, the project will address the need for access to working capital and provide technical assistance and loan packaging to small and medium-sized businesses seeking financing for start-up, growth, or operational sustainment. Once completed, the project will promote entrepreneurial activity, spur private investment, expand competitiveness, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 287 jobs and leverage $15,000,000 in private investment.
      • $228,294, matched by $57,074 in local investment, to the Barren River Area Development District, Bowling Green/Warren County, Kentucky, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to aid in disaster recovery and help provide technical assistance to local governments in the 10-county region served by the Barren River Area Development District. 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, which will help spur business and social redevelopment in designated Opportunity Zones.
    • $702,850 in six Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $702,850 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.
    • $2,298,520 in 20 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,341,667 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.
  • EDA announced 21 investments from May 18-22, 2020, totaling $9,741,545, which is matched by $6,811,480.93 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $3,410,495 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 investments totaling $3,062,000 that will help create 66 jobs, save 155 jobs, and leverage $5,055,000 in private investments; (2) $4,530,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 582 jobs, save 1,050 jobs, and leverage $96,980,000 in private investment; (3) $1,379,950 in 12 Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; (4) $106,100 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; and (5) $315,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,410,495 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $308,400 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no local match, to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee/Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, to support the Citizen of Potawatomi Nation with diversifying the regional economy by providing critical infrastructure for the Iron Horse Industrial Park in Pottawatomie County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will add two additional miles of rail within the Park to support recovery and rebuilding efforts following a natural disaster that significantly reduced revenue from the tribal enterprises. Once completed, the project will increase the tribes’ ability to weather economic downturns by bolstering economic diversification, enhancing global economic competitiveness, creating jobs, attracting private investment, and building resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 47 jobs and leverage $4,500,000 in private investment.
      • $562,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $308,400 in local investment, to the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association/Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas/Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, to support the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association with the installation of infrastructure needed to moor vessels on Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, an area hit hard in 2017 by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The project will install new transient moorings, repair damaged day moorings, and establish a mooring maintenance program, which will help protect reefs from vessel damage and organize an overcrowded bay. Once completed, the project will increase business resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, promote the tourism industry, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 19 jobs, save 155 jobs, and leverage $555,000 in private investment.
      • $348,495 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the City of Ellington, Ellington/Reynolds County, Missouri, to support the city of Ellington with conducting an initial hydrology study and analysis of Logan Creek to reduce flooding and provide the City with options, effects, recommended solutions, and a full engineering design to construct a water protection/diversion structure in Reynolds County. Once completed, the project will help create a more resilient business environment in the face of severe weather events and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $4,530,000 in two Public Works projects, matched by $5,011,700 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,530,000, matched by $2,070,000 in local investment, to the St. Cloud Technical and Community College/Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, St. Cloud/Stearns County, Minnesota, to support the St. Cloud Technical & Community College with constructing a new advance manufacturing training lab in Stearns County. The project will expand capacity of the college’s manufacturing technology program by providing cutting-edge equipment and offering a flexible space to serve the region’s workforce training needs. Once completed, the project will help upskill the region’s workforce by providing a pipeline of skilled workers in high demand fields, which will bolster workforce development, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 240 jobs, save 1,050 jobs, and leverage $37,700,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $2,941,700 in local investment, to the Powdersville Water District, Easley/Anderson County, South Carolina, to fund improvements to a critical water system infrastructure in Anderson County, South Carolina. The project will provide a resilient water supply system to local businesses including an advanced manufacturing exporter of power tools. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, attract private investment, and promote the advancement of the manufacturing industry within the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 342 jobs and leverage $59,280,000 in private investment.
    • $1,379,950 in 12 Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $1,333,880.93 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.
    • $106,100 in one Local Technical Assistance project, with no local match, to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Washington, District of Columbia, to support the IEDC with establishing the Through its RestoreYourEconomy.org platform, to provide technical assistance and knowledge sharing resources for communities that have been impacted by or are working to prepare for natural disasters and other economic disruptions. The program 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.
    • $315,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $157,500 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.
  • EDA announced seven investments from May 11-15, 2020, totaling $2,321,294, which is matched by $1,309,767 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,384,944 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 investments totaling $898,500 that will help create 27 jobs and leverage $2,003,000 in private investments; (2) $748,500 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 15 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment; (3) $112,850 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (4) $75,000 in one Partnership Planning project to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,384,944 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $373,417 in local investments, as follows:
      • $800,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $200,000 in local investment, to the West River Foundation for Economic and Community Development, Sturgis/Meade County Missouri, to support the Foundation with establishing a Revolving Loan Fund to support recovery and rebuilding efforts following a natural disaster that hit Bennett, Butte, Custer, Fall River, Meade, Pennington, and Perkins Counites located within and near designated Opportunity Zones in South Dakota. The project will address the local and regional need for capital by providing gap financing for start-up businesses, which will help support disaster mitigation, bolster economic diversification, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 27 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $240,000, matched by $60,000 in local investment, to the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority, Columbia/Richland County, South Carolina, to fund a statewide infrastructure assessment of the technical, managerial, operational and financial needs of public water and sewer systems in South Carolina. The project will help increase water and sewer system capacity throughout the state, which will enhance community resiliency in the aftermath of future disasters and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $246,444 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $61,676 in local investment, to the City of Doniphan, Doniphan/Ripley County, Missouri, to support the city of Doniphan with improving infrastructure and stabilizing the Quick Creek bank to address the local and regional need for flood mitigation in Ripley County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The improvements will help maintain business continuity and attract future investment by protecting the value of the area and reducing risks associated with major flood events, which will strengthen the region’s economic resiliency and create jobs for long-term economic stability.
      • $98,500 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $51,741 in local investment, to the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority, Williamson/Mingo County, West Virginia, to support the completion of a Master Plan for development of the Air Transportation Park in Mingo County. By analyzing costs and road, water and sewer infrastructure impact, the study will lay the groundwork for economic diversification throughout the region. Once completed, the project will promote business resiliency in coal communities, attract private investment, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $3,000 in private investment.
    • $748,500 in one Public Works project, matched by $748,500 in local investment, as follows:
      • $748,500, matched by $748,500 in local investment, to the Town of Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh/Steuben County, New York, to fund construction of a wastewater collection system and refurbishment of a wastewater treatment infrastructure that is currently serving the Prattsburgh School District campus in Steuben County. Once completed, this project will be essential in supporting a local telephone company with expanding and creating skilled technical and professional employment opportunities, which will attract private investment and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 15 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment.
    • $112,850 in one Technical Assistance University Center project, matched by $112,850 in local investment, to support the third year of a five-year University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Texas at Tyler, 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.
    • $75,000 in one Partnership Planning project, matched by $75,000 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.
  • EDA announced nine investments from May 4-8, 2020, totaling $13,038,440, which is matched by $10,419,085 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $11,063,940 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 investments totaling $8,763,940 that will help create 80 jobs and leverage $16,000,000 in private investments; (2) $1,500,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 235 jobs; (3) $72,000 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; and (4) $402,500 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $11,063,940 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,889,985 in local investments, as follows:
      • $6,458,400 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,614,600 in local investment, to the City of Yankton, Yankton/Yankton County, South Dakota, to support the City with upgrading its water treatment infrastructure near an Opportunity Zone in Yankton County. The project will replace the water treatment plant’s electrical main gear, install a power generator for effluent pumping, upgrade pre-treatment room influent screens, replace process pumps with dry pit submersible pumps, and construct a new equalization basin. The improvements will increase capacity for businesses and promote resiliency following flood damage in 2019, which will help create jobs, promote economic diversification, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $11,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,305,540 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $576,385 in local investment, to the Economic Development Authority of Floyd County, Floyd/Floyd County, Virginia, to fund construction of the Floyd Growth Center Building for skilled trades and innovative production in Floyd County. The project will assist the region with recovery efforts from the 2018 floods by providing a resilient space to address business continuity concerns while promoting job growth in the area. Once completed, the project will help Floyd County High School students with job shadowing, internships, and part-time job experiences, which will help bolster economic diversification, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $399,000 in local investment, to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc., Pine Bluff/Jefferson County, Arkansas, to support the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. (SEAEDD) with establishing a new headquarters facility in Pine Bluff. The current SEAEDD building is in major disrepair, and the new space will allow for continued disaster resiliency and recovery efforts by offering more classrooms for trainings and outreach. Once completed, the project will increase capacity for pre-disaster planning and post-disaster cleanup coordination and offer apprenticeship that focus on disaster recovery and resiliency projects within the region, which will provide long-term economic growth.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Providence/Providence County, Rhode Island, to support the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank with conducting a study of the Newport Naval Station’s surplus property for transfer to Middletown, Portsmouth, and the city of Newport in Rhode Island. The study will aid communities in developing plans for the effective re-use of Navy-owned infrastructure for commercial and public use of the assets to be transferred to the municipalities. Once completed, the project will expand the competitiveness of an industrial cluster to benefit Opportunity Zone communities and serve as a catalyst for long-term economic growth throughout the region.
    • $1,500,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $7,054,600 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $7,054,600 in local investment, to the Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan/Sheridan County, New York, to support the Northern Wyoming Community College District with renovating its current Health Sciences Center to meet the growing demand for healthcare workers in Sheridan County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will provide adequate learning space to train students for healthcare jobs with the Indian Health Services as well as private healthcare facilities. Once completed, the project will bolster long-term economic growth by providing a pipeline of skilled healthcare workers, which will enhance the advancement of resiliency throughout an area hit hard by the decline of the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 235 jobs.
    • $72,000 in two Local Technical Assistance projects, matched by $72,000 in local investments, as follows:
      • $52,000, matched by $52,000 in local investment, to the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District, Bozeman/Gallatin County, Montana, to support the city of Bozeman with developing a conduit utility master plan and being the transition for operating the conduit system as its own revenue generating fund. The project will help address the local and regional need for high quality, high speed internet connectivity, which will aid existing businesses and create the environment for further business expansion throughout the region.
      • $20,000, matched by $20,000 in local investment, to the County of Cheyenne, Cheyenne/Cheyenne County, Colorado, to fund the development of the Opportunity Zone Community Prospectus to identify specific industries and types of private investors that align with the growth, vision, and economic strengths of Cheyenne County. The project will help local leadership determine the best plan for attracting industries such as infrastructure improvements and workforce development, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
    • $402,500 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $402,500 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 27-May 1, 2020, totaling $20,552,466, which is matched by $7,719,522 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $17,592,466 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 investments totaling $15,500,000 that will help create 284 jobs and leverage $4,857,142 in private investments; (2) $2,750,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 360 jobs and leverage $9,350,000 in private investment; and (3) $210,000 in one Partnership Planning project to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $17,592,466 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $4,829,522 in local investments, as follows:
      • $13,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $2,350,000 in local investment, to the University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, Ponce/Ponce County, Puerto Rico, to support the University of Puerto Rico-Ponce with establishing a disaster resilient research and business facility to support high-growth businesses focused on the health and medical tourism industries. The project will serve as a high-performing, energy efficient, multiuse infrastructure that supports a business hosting and retention program for entities within a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will help mitigate the direct effects of weather and utilities related interruptions and bolster business continuity, industrial diversification, create jobs, and provide long-term economic growth that will strengthen resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs.
      • $1,542,186 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $413,381 in local investment, to the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Des Moines/Polk County, Iowa, to support the Iowa Economic Development Authority of Des Moines, Iowa, with the development and integration of comprehensive disaster assessments and resiliency plans for Mills and Fremont counties. The project will help identify future land for the use of commercial, business growth, and sustainable community development. Once completed, the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private investment, and create jobs throughout the region.
      • $1,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to Johnston County and the Town of Four Oaks, Smithfield/Johnson County, North Carolina, to fund infrastructure improvements to extend sewer lines and loop the water transmission system within the I-95 Town of Four Oaks corridor in Johnston County, North Carolina. In addition, the project will provide the necessary public water and sewer infrastructure to serve a future warehouse, distribution, retail, and training campus. Once completed, the project will promote job creation, attract private investment, and build resiliency against future disasters. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 161 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,000,000, matched by $428,571 in local investment, to the East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association, Inc., Rexburg/Madison County, Idaho, to support the East-Central Idaho Planning & Development Association with establishing a rural revolving loan fund covering the counties of Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton in eastern Idaho. The project will provide access to working capital, which will help address the region’s need to strengthen the local workforce. Once completed, the project will promote the growth of rural small businesses, create jobs and help bolster economic diversification throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 93 jobs and leverage $2,857,142 in private investment.
      • $550,280 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $137,570 in local investment, to the International Economic Development Council, Washington/District of Columbia, DC, to support the International Economic Development Council with providing technical assistance to communities impacted by 2018 and 2019 disasters in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Once implemented, the project will meet the need for pre-and post-disaster planning by providing capacity-building services to address economic disruption in the impacted areas. The project will help support recovery and resiliency efforts, which will lead to regional economic growth.
    • $2,750,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $2,750,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $2,750,000, matched by $2,750,000 in local investment, to the Regents of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs/El Paso County, Colorado, to support the Regents of the University of Colorado with the expansion and renovation of the University of Colorado’s cybersecurity building in El Paso County, Colorado. The project is located within a designated Opportunity Zone and will address the region’s need for strengthening the cybersecurity ecosystem by investing in a facility to house cybersecurity companies looking to expand within the region and create a pipeline of well-trained cybersecurity professionals. Once completed, the project will promote higher paying jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 360 jobs and leverage $9,350,000 in private investment.
    • $210,000 in one Partnership Planning project, matched by $140,000 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.
  • EDA announced 25 investments from April 20-24, 2020, totaling $16,028,404, which is matched by $8,460,186 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $10,711,990 in eight 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 investments totaling $8,205,606 that will help create 158 jobs, save 1,710 jobs, and leverage $7,710,000 in private investments; (2) $3,503,593 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 178 jobs and leverage $1,685,185 in private investment; (3) $27,100 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; and (4) $1,785,721 in 14 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $10,711,990 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,924,154 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to Tulsa County, Tulsa/Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to support Tulsa County and Tulsa County Drainage District 12 with replacing equipment to provide critical infrastructure to two important pump stations behind the Arkansas River Levee in Tulsa County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help mitigate damages from the 2019 flooding and provide the necessary infrastructure to save impacted business from leaving the region. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, create jobs, and build resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 1,559 jobs.
      • $2,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $625,000 in local investment, to the City of Hidalgo, Hidalgo/Hidalgo County, Texas, to support the city of Hidalgo with post-disaster rebuilding efforts resulting from the 2018 floods that severely impacted Produce Road and the Produce Park Industrial area in Hidalgo County. The project will provide critical roadway infrastructure improvements to Produce Road and create a reliable access to goods and services manufactured by businesses located within the Produce Park Industrial area. Once completed, the project will help bolster business development, attract private investment, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 53 jobs, save 136 jobs, and leverage $7,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,400,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to Yeshiva University, New York/New York County, New York, to support the Yeshiva University Innovation Lab with providing critical infrastructure and technical assistance to Israeli high-tech firms seeking to locate their businesses within Opportunity Zones in New York City. The project will help expose start-up companies to the NYC ecosystem and provide logistic support, human resources support, marketing assistance, contracts with local vendors, and access to investors. Once completed, the project will attract foreign direct investments, support entrepreneurialism, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $210,000 in private investment.
      • $1,305,606 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $326,401 in local investment, to the Town of Odessa, Odessa/Lincoln County, Washington, to fund the rehabilitation of a critical water system infrastructure to assist with recovery efforts from the 2017 storms that adversely impacted the region and will meet the water supply needs of the community in Odessa. The project will replace susceptible pavement sections with a more robust pavement to allow a freely draining system, which can create reliable access to farm supplies, medical facilities, and businesses within a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will help the region become resilient against future disasters, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and save 15 jobs.
      • $1,116,596 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $279,149 in local investment, to the M&P Missouri River Levee District and the Pony Creek Drainage District #2, Glenwood/Mills County, Iowa, to support the M&P Missouri River Levee District with conducting a levee certification study to assist in long-term disaster recovery efforts in Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa. The project will collect data, establish methodologies, analyze base flood elevations, conduct a site inspection, survey a levee top, and coordinate certification requirements to achieve levee accreditation. Once completed, the project will help retain businesses, enhance development opportunities, protect 32 miles of county, state, and interstate roadways, and increase economic resiliency to future flooding disasters.
      • $700,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $307,604 in local investment, to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Concho/Canadian County, Oklahoma, to support the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes with updating the Tribes’ comprehensive economic development strategy plan and developing a long-term master recovery plan to implement across multiple locations throughout the Tribes 10 county service areas in Oklahoma. The project will help the region recover from the 2018 natural disasters and serve as a guide for implementing future projects that effectively address the creation and retention of high-quality jobs, support economic growth, infrastructure improvements, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency against future disasters.
      • $539,788 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no local match, to the County of Butte, Oroville/Butte County, California, to support the County of Butte with hiring a deputy administrative officer to spearhead comprehensive long-term recovery efforts in an area devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire and the 2019 severe storms in Butte County. The officer will plan, organize, and direct the county’s economic and community development, the county’s communication and outreach program, and will serve as a liaison between local, state, and federal partners. Once completed, the project will spur commercial and workforce activity, promote resiliency, and strengthen economic growth throughout the region.
      • $150,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplement funds, matched by $36,000 in local investment, to the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Lincoln/Lancaster County, Nebraska, to support the Southeast Nebraska Development District with hiring a disaster recovery coordinator to assist with recovery efforts from the 2019 spring flooding that impacted Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson, Gage, Saunders, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Polk, York, Filmore, and Thayer counties in Nebraska. The disaster recovery coordinator will establish regional partnerships, provide direct assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, and review, update, and implement disaster recovery plans. Once completed, the project will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy, which will increase resilience in the face of future disasters.
    • $3,503,593 in two Public Works projects, matched by $4,278,891 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,950,000, matched by $1,950,000 in local investment, to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority, Johnstown/Cambria County, Pennsylvania, to fund the construction of a 2-story building to serve as a multi-use business center that will bolster economic development in Cambria County. The project will assist in the redevelopment of the region’s economy that was affected from the downturn in the coal industry by promoting entrepreneurialism, providing office space for local businesses, and supporting a labor force reintegration job training program for individuals effected by the opioid crisis. Once completed, the project will help diversify the region’s economy, attract private investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 124 jobs and leverage $1,200,000 in private investment.
      • $1,552,593, matched by $2,328,891 in local investment, to the Southern Tier Network, Inc., Corning/Steuben County, New York, to fund the construction and installation of approximately 83 miles of high-speed dark fiber-optic cable in the Southern and Central Tier regions of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates counties in New York. The project will provide access to a stable and reliable broadband network and ensure connection to high-speed internet for local business and institutions, including 11 designated Opportunity Zones. 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 54 jobs and leverage $485,185 in private investment.
    • $27,100 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $7,420 in local investment, to the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, Yuma/Yuma County, Arizona, to support the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation with conducting the Spaceport Land Feasibility Study for Yuma County, Arizona. Once completed, the project will provide a plan for capitalizing on new opportunities to foster economic development in the area, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
    • $1,785,721 in 14 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,249,721 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 eight investments from April 13-17, totaling $9,202,500, which is matched by $3,519,657 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $9,070,000 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 investments totaling $7,860,000 that will help create 134 jobs, save 340 jobs, and leverage $7,500,000 in private investments; (2) $25,000 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; and (3) $107,500 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $9,070,000 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $3,457,157 in local investments, as follows:
      • $4,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,250,000 in local investment, to the Local Development Authority, San Juan/San Juan County, Puerto Rico, to fund the rehabilitation of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads Port Control Building, for reuse as a publicly owned multi-tenant commercial space that will support early stage businesses in San Juan County. The project will reconstruct infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria and make site improvements of streets and sidewalks on the main roadway intersection, which will allow pedestrians access from the Ferry Terminal to commercial facilities. Once completed, the project will leverage the regional scale of the maritime-surface and multi-modal transportation system by redeveloping the waterfront to entice tourism, which will promote economic resiliency and job creation throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 134 jobs and leverage $1,500,00 in private investment.
      • $3,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,037,157 in local investment, to the Town of Damariscotta, Damariscotta/Lincoln County, Maine, to support the Town of Damariscotta with constructing a waterfront flood infrastructure to protect the town’s business continuity and public safety in Lincoln County. The project will help the region recover from a natural disaster by installing a retaining wall and improving the storm drainage system, which will allow efficient public access to the town’s commercial district and promote tourism. Once completed, the project will save jobs, bolster economic resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 340 jobs.
      • $1,050,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,050,000 in local investment, to Barnstable County (acting through the Cape Cod Commission), Barnstable/Barnstable County, Massachusetts, to support the development and implementation of the Cape Cod Economic Development District’s multi-pronged initiative to address the region’s environmental and economic resiliency challenges in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The project will assess impacts from the coastal storms and flooding that devasted the region in 2018 and develop a framework for action to improve decision-making tools used in disaster response efforts. Once completed, the project will help produce a regional geographic data set that will support economic resiliency throughout the region.
      • $360,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $90,000 in local investment, to the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority, Fort Smith/Sebastian County, Arkansas, to support the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority with conducting an environmental review for a port and multimodal facility, to help mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters in Crawford County, Arkansas. The project will consist of initiating and completing all permitting for the site, conducting an engineering study to estimate costs and utility needs, and formulating a preliminary design for expanding the facility, which will help promote the export industry, increase the port’s competitiveness, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $6,000,000 in private investment.
      • $160,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $30,000 in local investment, to the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, Saco/York County, Maine, to support the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission with developing an economic resiliency strategy to mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters in York County, Maine. The project will quantify tourism data from six hard-hit communities, assess at-risk infrastructure, and identify continuity mechanisms to develop a blueprint for prioritizing future investment and inter-municipal cooperation. Once completed, the project will foster tourism, promote resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $25,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $25,000 in local investment, to the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, Bend/Deschutes County, Oregon, to support the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council with hiring a consultant to prepare a business development feasibility study for the city of Madras located in Central Oregon. Once completed, the study will provide a plan for future implementation to generate more economic opportunities for the region and diversify the local economy.
    • $107,500 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $37,500 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 11 investments from April 6-10, totaling $14,144,524, which is matched by $8,109,805 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $8,350,004 in eight 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 investments totaling $3,875,200 that will help create 54 jobs, save 1,239 jobs, and leverage $15,600,000 in private investments; and (2) $5,794,520 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 143 jobs, save 106 jobs, and leverage $277,530,000 in private investments.
    • $8,350,004 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,107,161 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,475,200 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $868,800 in local investment, to the City of Westby, Westby/Vernon County, Wisconsin, to support the City of Westby with expanding the city-owned industrial park to meet the need for more business capacity in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The project will make critical infrastructure improvements to help mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters, which will lead to the creation of jobs, spur private investment, promote resiliency, attract new businesses, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 49 jobs and leverage $15,600,000 in private investment.
      • $1,999,420 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $522,250 in local investment, to the Maine Technology Institute and the Foundation for a Strong Maine Economy dba Focus Maine, Brunswick/Cumberland County, Maine, to support the Maine Technology Institute with creating a comprehensive roadmap for strengthening the marine living resources economy in Brunswick. The project will formulate strategies to mitigate future disasters, develop a sustainable workforce, and identify new market opportunities and transportation mechanisms, which will help promote business resiliency, expand industry competitiveness, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $1,110,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $266,400 in local investment, to the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan/San Juan County, Puerto Rico, to support the University of Puerto Rico with hiring disaster recovery coordinators to provide strategic technical assistance, implement recovery strategies, and serve as a liaison between federal, state, and local partners. The project will align existing research and investigation of innovative solutions with recovery efforts, identify eligible grant initiatives, and establish a database of scholarly publications to help with planning. Once completed, the project will support sustainable tourism, help mitigate future disasters, and promote economic development throughout Puerto Rico.
      • $700,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $175,000 in local investment, to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville/Washington County, Arkansas, to support the University of Arkansas’s efforts to assist Arkansas businesses and agribusinesses in furthering economic development and disaster recovery activities through the expansion of commercialization and trade opportunities in Washington County. The University of Arkansas will help introduce businesses to potential export markets to help bolster economic diversification and support disaster recovery efforts from the 2019 floods that affected the region, which will help attract foreign direct investments, create and retain jobs, and enhance economic resiliency throughout the region.
      • $400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $100,000 in local investment, to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, St. Albans/Franklin County, Vermont, to support the Northwest Regional Planning Commission with developing an economic resiliency strategy needed to assist with long-term disaster recovery efforts in Franklin and Grand Isle counties in Vermont. The project will deliver technical assistance to agricultural producers in an emerging cluster, design and pilot an agriculture workforce development-certification program, make capital investments in food storage and transportation, and advance strategic planning in municipalities. Once completed, the project will help protect critical infrastructure from future flooding, create and retain employment opportunities, support industry restructuring, and enhance economic resilience throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and save 1,239 jobs.
      • $385,953 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $104,711 in local investment, to the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to support Florida A&M University with the development of a comprehensive recovery strategy, the FAMU/North Port St. Joe Recovery Project, for the North Port St. Joe community in response to Hurricane Michael and natural disasters. The project will provide a roadmap for the community to implement long-term economic development opportunities by providing technical assistance strategies to support long-term disaster recovery efforts. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, enhance and improve existing communities, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $219,431 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $55,000 in local investment, to Northeastern University and the Maine Department of Economic Development, Boston/Suffolk County, Maine, to support Northeastern University with developing strategies to drive resiliency-focused capital investment into Opportunity Zones in the towns of Millinocket, East Millinocket and Madison, and the City of Saco, Maine, as a pilot for the development of a more comprehensive strategy for generating economic growth and resiliency in Opportunity Zones state-and region-wide. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disaster, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $60,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $15,000 in local investment, to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority, Moultrie/Colquitt County, Georgia, to support the Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority with conducting a study to fill the critical need for workforce development data in the wake of a recent natural disaster in Colquitt, Brooks, Grady, Mitchell, and Thomas counties in Georgia. The study will conduct extensive research to collect and analyze data to deliver a blueprint for maximizing current skillsets, planning job training, and interconnecting businesses in an area covering designated Opportunity Zones. Once completed, the project will help create a highly skilled workforce, promote manufacturing, enhance economic resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $5,794,520 in three Public Works projects, matched by $6,002,644 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,000,000, matched by $4,796,514 in local investment, to the Town of Hardwick/Center for an Agricultural Economy, Hardwick/Caledonia County, Vermont, to fund the Town of Hardwick’s restoration and re-use of the historic landmark Yellow Barn and the construction of an industrial building to establish an accelerator for food science and food manufacturing in Caledonia County. The project will improve parking, lighting, landscaping, stormwater management, commercial loading, and transportation connections to increase the functionality of the site. Once completed, the project will serve an emerging cluster of agricultural industries, diversify the local timber economy, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 46 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $2,530,000 in private investment.
      • $1,576,520, matched by $394,130 in local investment, to the City of Piedmont, Piedmont/Mineral County, West Virginia, to fund the construction of a new water line to address an emergency water supply loss due to the closure of a local water treatment plant. The project will help provide critical water service in Mineral County and supply the town, businesses, and neighboring communities with potable water. Once completed, the project will which help save residents from water service disruption, help retain existing jobs, assist with industry restructuring, and build economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 100 jobs
      • $1,218,000, matched by $812,000 in local investment, to the Town of Ashley, Ashley/Steuben County, Indiana, to fund the construction of water and sewer infrastructure to improve service to commercial and industrial businesses in Steuben County, Indiana. The project will extend water and sewer access, which will allow a major plastics recycling company to construct a new facility on-site. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, and promote advanced manufacturing in an emerging cluster. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 97 jobs and leverage $275,000,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced 13 investments from March 30-April 3, 2020 totaling $38,520,970, which is matched by $14,835,950 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $35,930,180 in eight 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 investments totaling $34,659,039 that will help create 820 jobs, save 1,941 jobs, and leverage $165,000,000 in private investment; (2) $2,264,555 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 133 jobs, save 88 jobs, and leverage $10,500,000 in private investment; and (3) $326,235 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $35,930,180 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $12,245,158 in local investments, as follows:
      • $15,672,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $3,918,000 in local investment, to the City of Walterboro, Walterboro/Colleton County, South Carolina, to fund renovations of the city’s wastewater treatment plant by supporting the expansion of infrastructure for an employer in Walterboro County, South Carolina, a designated Opportunity Zone. The expansion will provide long-term benefits to the local economy in the event of future disasters, providing the region with opportunities to diversify the economy through the attraction of foreign direct investments, and expanding the business of local industries. In addition, the project will create economic resiliency by strengthening the regional economy, supporting private investments, and creating jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 360 jobs and leverage $70,000,000 in private investment.
      • $6,840,865 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,343,500 in local investment, to the City of Lumberton, Lumberton/Robeson County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a critical stormwater infrastructure to improve drainage in the vicinity of the Southeastern Health Facility located in the Tanglewood area of Lumberton City, North Carolina. The project will support the region’s efforts in recovering from the destructions of Hurricane Florence and maintaining business continuity by reducing the area’s vulnerability to future flooding. Once completed, the project will establish reliable accessibility to businesses by mitigating flooding and creating economic resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 1,800 jobs.
      • $6,745,200 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $4,427,800 in local investment, to the Cal Poly Corporation/California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo/San Luis Obispo County, California, to support the Cal Poly Corporation with the construction of a facility to expand the Cal Poly Technology Park in San Luis Obispo, California. The project will construct a 30,000 square foot building and install supporting infrastructure to help fill the critical need for capacity in the area, which will lead to the creation of new industries and jobs throughout the region and help contribute to the economic resilience in the face of future natural disasters. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $20,000,000 in private investment.
      • $4,408,398 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,102,100 in local investment, to the Northeastern Technical College and the Northeastern Technical College Foundation, Cheraw/Chesterfield County, South Carolina, to fund renovations to a former Winn-Dixie facility by constructing two small additions that will transform the building into the Northeastern Technical College’s Marlboro Campus servicing Marlboro, Dillion, and Chesterfield Counties in South Carolina. The project will support expansion of the diesel, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and allied health industries by providing a training infrastructure to instruct future workforce and retrain incumbent workers. Once completed, the project will help recovery efforts from the aftermath of a natural disaster by diversifying the local economy and offering a state-of-the art training facility that can create higher paying jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 310 jobs.
      • $992,576, matched by $248,144 in local investment, to the Town of Seaboard, Seaboard/Northampton County, North Carolina, to support the Town of Seaboard with the rehabilitation and upgrade of a wastewater treatment plant needed to sustain and retain a local manufacturing business in Northampton County, North Carolina. The project will replace the end-stage lagoon liner, construct a transfer pump station, repair the spray-field irrigation, and install a standby generator, which will help modernize and expand operations in the area. Once completed, the project will help save jobs, promote resiliency, support an emerging industrial cluster, and strengthen economic development throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 141 jobs saved and leverage $75,000,000 in private investment.
      • $869,153 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Bayfield/Bayfield County, Wisconsin, to support the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians with hiring an economic development coordinator to assist with recovery efforts in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The coordinator will help develop an economic development strategy, conduct a feasibility study, create master plans for two tribally-owned sites, and implement recovery plans. Once completed, the project will diversify the local economy, promote economic resilience in the face of future natural disasters, and preserve the cultural heritage of the tribe.
      • $250,000, matched by $167,617 in local investment, to the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, Santa Fe/Santa Fe County, New Mexico, to support the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship with identifying, training, and certifying professionals to deliver workshops for creative-industry entrepreneurs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The project will help increase workforce readiness and grow innovation-centric jobs for creative entrepreneurs throughout the area. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
      • $151,988 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $37,997 in local investment, to the Foundation for a Sustainable Community/Institute for Sustainable Development, Alexandria/Alexandria City, Virginia, to support the Foundation for a Sustainable Community dba Institute for Sustainable Development with coordinating a series of eight economic recovery and resiliency workshops that will connect local officials to resources and assist the region in recovering from the 2018 flood that effected Howard, Frederick, and Washington Counties in Maryland. The project will help facilitate public-private partnerships and build working relationships between economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, disaster response organizations, and federal agencies to support the establishment of a mitigation and disaster response preparedness plan. Once completed, the project will help protect critical infrastructure from future flooding, create and retain employment opportunities, and enhance economic resilience throughout the region.
    • $2,264,555 in two Public Works projects, matched by $2,264,556 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,958,555, matched by $1,958,556 in local investment, to the City of Phenix City, Phenix City/Russell County, Alabama, to fund upgrades to the only wastewater treatment plant to provide a critical sewer infrastructure that will accommodate new and expanding industries in Russell County, Alabama, a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will increase commercial development opportunities, create jobs, attract private investments, and help strengthen and diversify the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 103 jobs, save 88 jobs, and leverage $8,000,000 in private investment.
      • $306,000, matched by $306,000 in local investment, to the City of Sherrill, Oneida County, New York, to support the City of Sherrill with the upgrade of an electrical substation critical to expanding utility service at the Silver City Industrial Park in Oneida County, New York. The project will increase the transformer’s size, upsize wire to handle the increased load, and install new poles and pole-mounted gang switches for primary switching. Once completed, the project will support business growth, expand manufacturing product development, and increase economic development throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $2,500,000 in private investment.
    • $326,235 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $326,236 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 March 23-27, 2020, totaling $7,026,935, which is matched by $8,612,614 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $2,000,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project 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 520 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $53,000,000 in private investment; (2) $3,683,935 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 106 jobs and leverage $12,600,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,343,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $2,000,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, matched by $5,274,157 in local investment, as follows:
      • $2,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $5,274,157 in local investment, to the Lenoir Community College/Lenoir County, Kinston/Lenoir County, North Carolina, to fund the renovation and expansion of the Lenoir Community College’s Lloyd Health Science Building, to include constructing a two-story classroom/lab extension on its existing infrastructure in Lenoir County, North Carolina. The project will help the region with recovering from the destruction of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence by meeting the growing health science needs and addressing the critical healthcare operations throughout eastern North Carolina. Once completed, the project will promote higher paying jobs in the healthcare industry, attract private investment, and bolster economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 520 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $53,000,000 in private investment.
    • $3,683,935 in two Public Works projects, matched by $2,455,957 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,558,935, matched by $1,705,957 in local investment, to the Valdosta and Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, Valdosta/Lowndes County, Georgia, to fund the renovation of the Valdosta Area Business Incubator in Lowndes County, Georgia, a designated Opportunity Zone. This project renovates the second and third floors of the incubator, repairs exterior masonry, and replaces the roof in order to provide small business start-ups with space for communications and expansion. Once completed, this project will promote economic growth and development, spur private investment, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 81 jobs and leverage $9,700,000 in private investment.
      • $1,125,000, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to Jasper County, Ridgeland/Jasper County, South Carolina, to fund critical roadway and stormwater infrastructure improvements to support the U.S. Highway 278 corridor in Jasper County, South Carolina. The project will increase the region’s competitiveness in attracting, expanding, and retaining light industrial businesses, which will help the region become resilient against future disasters, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the reginal economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs and leverage $2,900,000 in private investment.
    • $1,343,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $882,500 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 12 investments from March 16-20, 2020, totaling $3,380,900, which is matched by $1,537,637 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,990,400 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 investments for $1,850,400 that will help create 210 jobs and save 40 jobs; (2) $345,000 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; and (3) $1,045,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,990,400 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $703,470 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,500,400 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $499,600 in local investment, to the North Dakota State University Research & Technology Park, Fargo/Cass County, North Carolina, to fund the acquisition of tools and equipment necessary for a newly retrofitted makerspace at North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park in Fargo County, North Dakota. This project will help the region recover from the Spring Floods of 2019 and reinforce the need for regional economic diversification by providing a space for students, members of the public, and clients of a nearby incubator to test the technical viability of their ideas. Once completed, the project will support the development of a more diversified agricultural technology driven ecosystem with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, which will strengthen the regional economy, support private investments, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 180 jobs.
      • $350,000, matched by $168,870 in local investment, to the Venture Café Foundation, Charlestown/Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to support the Venture Café Foundation with providing business development and entrepreneur educational programs at the Roxbury Innovation Center in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will provide a pathway for entrepreneurs to move at their own pace through workshops, skills training, mentorship, and business plan development, which can lead towards access to capital and business acceleration. Once completed, the project supports a vibrant shared workspace for program participants, which will help generate new businesses, create jobs, and drive economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and save 40 jobs.
      • $140,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $35,000 in local investment, to the Grand Gateway Economic Development Association, Big Cabin/Craig County, Oklahoma, to support the Grand Gateway Economic Development Association with hiring a disaster resiliency coordinator to assist with recovery efforts from the 2018 storms and flooding that impacted Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Rogers, Mayes, and Delaware Counties in Oklahoma. The disaster resiliency coordinator will collaborate with regional stakeholders to expand capacity that will help support disaster recovery initiatives and develop a comprehensive regional disaster mitigation plan. Once completed, the project will result in the region having a resource to prepare for response to and recovery from future disasters, which will create economic resiliency and provide sustainable jobs throughout the region.
    • $345,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $125,000 in local investment, to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, Washington/District of Columbia, to support the NADO Research Foundation with providing training through the Economic Development District (EDD) Training Program for Emerging Leaders and the Southwest Region Economic Development Association Annual Training Conference. The project will provide comprehensive practical and best practice training and learning experiences to EDD staff across the region. Additionally, the project will offer unique and specific training to emerging leaders of EDD staff that will take on leadership roles in the near future, which will help strengthen the effectiveness of regional economic development partners to build capacity, increase investments, and promote further regional economic growth and competitiveness.
    • $1,045,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $709,167 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.
  • EDA announced nine investments from March 9-13, 2020, totaling $1,497,218, which is matched by $1,121,692 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $377,218 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, and (2) $1,120,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $377,218 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $121,692 in local investments, as follows:
      • $201,218 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $50,305 in local investment, to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Spooner/Washburn County, Wisconsin, to fund the development of a comprehensive inventory and evaluation of flood-prone road and stream crossings in Wisconsin’s Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties, to create a regional infrastructure systems database for the Lake Superior Basin region. The transportation infrastructure systems of northern Wisconsin are at risk of continued failure due to repeated flooding and a lack of road-stream crossing inventory and flood hazard evaluation. The project will help the region’s leaders maximize their investment in critical infrastructure, which will limit the impact of future natural disasters and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $96,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $51,387 in local investment, to the Marshall University Research Corporation, Huntington/Cabell County, West Virginia, to support the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University with conducting research and developing economic development strategies for three counties hit hard by the decline of the coal industry in West Virginia. The project will provide needed economic stability and a roadmap on continued diversification of the economy, which will enhance job creation and retention, spur private investment, and advance resiliency throughout the region.
      • $80,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $20,000 in local investment, to the Moore County Partners in Progress and the County of Moore, Pinehurst/Moore County, North Carolina, to support the Moore County Partners in Progress with conducting an entrepreneurial assessment to support disaster recovery, economic resiliency and diversification in Moore County. The study will evaluate the viability of various entrepreneurial development opportunities, including the potential for establishing an entrepreneurial incubator/hub, and then determine the best course of action to implement in order to assist small businesses, foster entrepreneurial development, and mitigate adverse economic effects from natural disasters, including recent hurricanes. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
    • $1,120,000 in six Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,000,000 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 26 investments from March 2-6, 2020, totaling $8,230,223, which is matched by $4,467,542 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $4,804,723 in eight 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 $1,600,000 that will help create 25 jobs, save 760 jobs, and leverage $625,000 in private investment; (2) $2,350,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 165 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $14,600,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,075,500 in 16 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $4,804,723 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,236,954 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,200,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $550,000 in local investment, to the Concho Valley Council of Governments, San Angelo/Tom Green County, Texas, to support the Concho Valley Council of Governments (CVCOG) in San Angelo, with purchasing a building to serve as CVCOG’s regional headquarters to provide disaster recovery and economic development services to the region. The project 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, which will lead to economic stability throughout the region.
      • $1,100,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,100,000 in local investment, to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Catoosa/Rogers County, Oklahoma, to fund railroad infrastructure improvements at the Port of Catoosa in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The Port is a vital transportation node that ensures the flow of goods and other resources during natural disasters, and with the repairs it can remain competitive and expand the region’s ability to attract and retain its targeted industries. Once completed, the project will help build a reliable access to vital resources to support regional resiliency after future natural disasters and provide long-term sustainable economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 735 jobs.
      • $500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $125,000 in local investment, to the Northeast Council of Governments and the Northeast County of Governments Development Corporation, Aberdeen/Brown County, South Dakota, to support the Northeast Council of Governments with establishing a Revolving Loan Fund to support small businesses with recovering and rebuilding following a natural disaster that hit twelve northeast counties located within and near designated Opportunity Zones in South Dakota. The project will address the local and regional need for capital by providing gap financing for start-up businesses as well as retaining, sustaining, and expanding businesses throughout the region. Once completed, the project will support disaster mitigation efforts by providing local business with access to working capital, which will bolster economic diversification, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 25 jobs, and leverage $625,000 in private investment.
      • $462,723, matched by $273,954 in local investment, to the Lowcountry Local First, Charleston/Charleston County, South Carolina, to support the Lowcountry Local First organization with implementing the Good Enterprises program, to offer a curriculum of business education in Charleston County. The project will provide training, incubation, acceleration, financial literacy, and mentorship for underserved entrepreneurs in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will promote economic sustainability, expand job opportunities, and promote growth throughout the region.
      • $200,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to the Centralina Economic Development Commission, Inc., Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to support the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to collaborate with local leaders in Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabbarrus, Gaston, Irdell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties in central North Carolina. The disaster recovery coordinator will update recovery plans, facilitate development of new plans for severely impacted communities that do not have them, and assist with special recovery projects. Once completed, the project will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy, which will increase resilience in the face of future disasters.
      • $200,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $50,000 in local investment to the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Kernersville/Forsyth County, North Carolina, to support the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to implement recovery strategies and collaborate with local leaders in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties in North Carolina. The disaster recovery coordinator will update recovery plans, facilitate the development of new plans for severely impacted communities that do not have them, and assist with special recovery projects. Once completed, the project will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy and will increase resilience in the face of future disasters.
      • $72,000, matched by $18,000 in local investment, to the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Wilson/Wilson County, North Carolina, to support a regional broadband study to fill the critical need for asset information in Wilson, Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, and Northhampton counties in North Carolina. The project will identify target opportunities for future investment in high-speed broadband in an area hard-hit by recent natural disasters. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
      • $70,000, matched by $70,000 in local investment, to the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Authority, Eddyville/Lyon County, Kentucky, to support the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Authority with the update of the Riverport Master Plan, to serve as the foundation for revitalization in Lyon County. The project will define areas for improvement and establish priorities for future projects and growth in areas within the riverport’s boundaries. Once completed, the project will help create jobs and encourage economic development throughout the region.
    • $2,350,000 in two Public Works projects, matched by $1,296,421 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,031,789 in local investment, to the City of Springdale, Springdale/Washington County, Arkansas, to support critical roadway infrastructure improvements to remove existing portions of Jefferson Street, widen Kendrick Avenue, and connect it to Arkansas State Highway 265 in Benton County, Arkansas. The project improvements will also support a food processing equipment manufacturer with the construction of a new plant on a nearby site, which will help create jobs, spur private investments, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 65 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $14,600,000 in private investment.
      • $850,000, matched by $264,632 in local investment, to the Delgado Community College, New Orleans/Orleans County, Louisiana, to support the Delgado Community College with the design and construction of a new two-story Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Facility in a designated Opportunity Zone in Orleans County, Louisiana. The new facility will address the regions need for skilled workers by providing a maritime training program on new deckhands that will prepare students for entry into the Inland Water Transportation Industry. Once completed, the project will produce a pipeline of trained and credentialed mariners, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs.
    • $1,075,500 in 16 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $934,167 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.
  • EDA announced seven investments from February 24-28, 2020, totaling $17,966,274, which is matched by $5,361,551 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $16,718,000 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 $7,478,000 that will help create 315 jobs, save 1,325 jobs, and leverage $431,000,000 in private investment; and (2) $1,248,274 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 225 jobs, save 85 jobs, and leverage $77,000,000 in private investment.
    • $16,718,000 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $4,113,277 in local investments, as follows:
      • $8,960,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,240,000 in local investment, to the City of Long Beach, Long Beach/Los Angeles County, California, to fund the design and construction of a critically needed flood control infrastructure that will improve the storm drains and pump stations throughout the City of Long Beach, a designated Opportunity Zone in Los Angeles County. The project will increase resiliency to withstand and recover from events such as winter storms, flooding, and mudslides that could adversely impact the growth of the regional economy. Once completed, the project will help lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $5,600,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,400,000 in local investment, to Lycoming County, Williamsport/Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, to fund the repair of the structurally unsound I-wall within a levee to prevent catastrophic flooding in Williamsport. The project will re-line, repair, and replace I-wall metal pipes in the economic epicenter of the town to retain and protect existing businesses. Once completed, the project will advance manufacturing, secure resiliency from future natural disasters, and promote employment in a designated Opportunity Zone. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 240 jobs, save 1,300 jobs, and leverage $425,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,878,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $400,000 in local investment, to 3SCORE, INC, Chico/Butte County, California, to support 3CORE with capitalizing an existing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and funds technical assistance for the RLF in Butte, Tehama, and Glenn Counties, California. The project will provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with access to working capital in areas impacted by natural disasters, including the 2018 Camp Fire. Once completed, the project will help small businesses recover and grow, promote economic diversification, and strengthen communities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs, save 25 jobs, and leverage $6,000,000 in private investment.
      • $180,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $45,000 in local investment, to the Southwest Iowa Planning Council, Atlantic/Cass County, Iowa, to support the Southwest Iowa Planning Council with hiring a recovery coordinator to implement a long-term disaster strategic plan that will assist the region with recovery efforts from 2019 floods that severely affected Harrison, Shelby, and Fremont Counties in Iowa. The recovery coordinator will help to 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, which will help spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $100,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $28,277 in local investment, to the Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Kingsville/Kleberg County, Texas, to support the Texas A&M University at Kingsville with conducting a disaster recovery modeling simulation in the cities of Mercedes and Raymondville, Texas. The project will assist the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Region with developing a disaster management plan, to serve as a resilience development tool, to meet the communities' critical need of an objective, data -driven, and community-specific support system, that will promote economic resiliency throughout the region.
    • $1,248,274 in two Public Works projects, matched by $1,248,274 in local investments, as follows:
      • $735,000, matched by $735,000 in local investment, to the Town of Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett/Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to fund the reconstruction of a critical infrastructure roadway to serve the Town of Mattapoisett’s 100-acre Industrial Park and the existing businesses in Plymouth County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project improvements will support new business development opportunities and enable expansion of office space, light manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, and distribution activities within the industrial park. Once completed, the project will help advance the region’s industrial growth, support entrepreneurialism, attract private investments, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs and leverage $35,000,000 in private investment.
      • $513,274, matched by $513,274 in local investment, to the Village of Atkinson, Atkinson/Henry County, Illinois, to fund critical sewer infrastructure improvements needed to support the growth of manufacturing businesses in Atkinson. The project improvements will assist the Village of Atkinson with extending its existing sewer services to several businesses, which will attract new business starts, private investment, and serve as a hub of economic activity throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 85 jobs, and leverage $42,000,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced eight investments from February 17-21, 2020, totaling $2,004,683, which is matched by $582,961 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $709,222 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project 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) $1,295,461 in seven Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $709,222 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, with no local match, as follows:
      • $709,222 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Odanah/Ashland County, Wisconsin, to support the Bad River Chippewa Tribe with hiring a disaster recovery manager to help develop an economic diversification strategy plan and assist with recovery efforts from natural disasters in Odanah. The disaster recovery manager will also lead a feasibility study to aid the creation of a new business incubator that supports entrepreneurship and new economic activity in the area. The project will help bolster new business opportunities within the Tribal community, and helps the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters.
    • $1,295,461 in seven Partnership Planning projects, matched by $582,961 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 four investments from February 10-14, 2020, totaling $2,636,416, which is matched by $633,854 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $2,581,416 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 $2,181,416 that will help create 395 jobs, save 160 jobs, and leverage $120,500,000 in private investment; and (2) $55,000 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.
    • $2,581,416 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $633,854 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,726,416 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $431,604 in local investment, to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands/Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Saipan/Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, to support the construction of a water filtration system in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, a designated Opportunity Zone. The new infrastructure improvements will ensure the availability of fresh potable water on the island to help increase economic conditions that will lead to the creation of more employment opportunities and higher personal incomes for the region’s workforce. Once completed, the project will support resiliency against future natural disasters, spur private investments, and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 370 jobs and leverage $110,000,000 in private investment.
      • $455,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $113,750 in local investment, to Jefferson County, Rigby/Jefferson County, Idaho, to fund the design and engineering of a roadway to provide access to an industrial area in Jefferson County. The project will help the County improve necessary infrastructure to address the resiliency of the roadway as a result of severe winter storms and flooding, 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 25 jobs, save 160 jobs, and leverage $10,500,000 in private investment.
      • $400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $88,500 in local investment, to the Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Recinto de Cupey/Municipality of Cataño, Cataño/Cataño, Puerto Rico, to fund the Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plan for the Cataño waterfront in Puerto Rico, a designated Opportunity Zone. Cataño is a 10-minute ferry ride from the San Juan port where more than 1.4 million cruise ship tourists visit annually. The plan will use a community-based research approach to design strategies for attracting visitors to Cataño for shopping, sight-seeing, and other tourist attractions. Once completed, the project will help improve recruitment and retention throughout the region, which will strengthen the local economy.
    • $55,000, in one Local Technical Assistance project, with no local match, to the Port of Clarkston, Clarkston/Asotin County, Washington, to support the development of the Economic Impact and Needs Assessment of the Cruise Boat and Passenger Vessel Industry in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Once completed, the study 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.
  • EDA announced eight investments from February 3-7, 2020, totaling $14,808,351, which is matched by $4,598,761 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $8,331,455 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 $7,431,455 that will help save 175 jobs and leverage $2,450,000 in private investment; (2) $6,056,896 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 332 jobs, save 298 jobs, and leverage $17,450,000; and (3) $420,000 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $8,331,455 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,082,863 in local investments, as follows:
      • $7,431,455 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,857,863 in local investment, to the Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County, Carson/Skamania County, Washington, to fund upgrades to an electrical power substation to support the energy needs of commercial and industrial customers in Skamania County. The regional area sustained major damages from severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. This project will increase reliability of access to electrical power and provide commercial and industrial customers with an uninterrupted, ongoing source of electricity. Once completed, the project will sustain the region’s economic growth, support job creation, and promote resiliency after future natural disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 175 jobs and leverage $2,450,000 in private investment.
      • $720,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $180,000 in local investment, to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Dayton/Montgomery County, Ohio, to support the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission with hiring a disaster recovery manager to help develop a comprehensive mitigation and resiliency plan, which will support recovery efforts from the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes that devastated the region in Dayton County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The disaster recovery manager will collaborate with regional partners, business community, and economic development organizations to create a robust economic reuse and redevelopment strategy that will address the serious concerns of the region’s workforce depletion caused by the adverse impacts of the tornadoes. 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.
      • $180,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $45,000 in local investment, to the West Central Texas Economic Development District Corporation, Abilene/Taylor County, Texas, to the West Central Texas Economic Development District with providing technical assistance and developing a regional resiliency plan to facilitate economic recovery in Abilene, Texas, an area impacted by 2018 storms and flooding. The project 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, which will lead to economic stability throughout the region.
    • $6,056,896 in three Public Works projects, matched by $2,410,898 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,589,380, matched by $647,347 in local investment, to Sampson Community College and Sampson County, Clinton/Sampson County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a new commercial truck driving training facility located in the Clinton-Sampson Industrial Park in Sampson County, a designated Opportunity Zone. This investment will support the expansion of the Sampson Community College’s truck driving school and will generate a pipeline of skilled licensed drivers to meet a significant regional employment need. Once completed, the project will create jobs, spur private investments, and advance economic resiliency. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 291 jobs, save 243 jobs, and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment.
      • $2,271,953, matched by $567,988 in local investment, to Idaho State University, Pocatello/Bannock County, Idaho, to support the Idaho State University with construction, renovation, and expansion of an existing infrastructure to establish the Onsite Power Generation and Systems Technical Education and Training Facility in Bannock County, near a designated Opportunity Zone. The new technical education and training facility will offer courses on building, maintaining, and repairing power generation systems to help produce highly skilled technicians. The project will promote higher paying employment opportunities, promote economic diversification, and support economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 24 jobs.
      • $1,195,563, matched by $1,195,563 in local investment, to the Port of Newport, Newport/Lincoln County, Oregon, to support the construction of a new fixed pier, gangway, and gangway float on Port Dock 5 at the Port of Newport in Yaquina Bay, Oregon. The Port is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet and serves as the only access to a floating dock with approximately 80 vessel moorings and floating fuel facility. Once completed, the project will assist the Port in maintaining services for the existing fleet, expand local business operations, and create employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 17 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $3,950,000 in private investment.
    • $420,000 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $105,000 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 29 investments from January 27-31, 2020, totaling $6,906,704, which is matched by $4,690,304 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $156,704 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; (2) $1,500,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 24 jobs; (3) $50,000 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, and (4) $5,200,000 in 25 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $156,704 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $89,445 in local investments, as follows:
      • $117,704, matched by $50,445 in local investment, to Oakland University, Rochester/Oakland County, Michigan, to fund a feasibility study to determine the validity of a small business service center to help support non-technology-based companies flourish in Pontiac. The study will evaluate how local, regional, and state resources can be integrated into a single entity that develops, sustains, and promotes entrepreneurial opportunities near designated Opportunity Zones. Once completed, the study will support regional planning for business expansions, which will create jobs and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $39,000, matched by $39,000 in local investment, to Jefferson County, Watertown/Jefferson County, New York, to support the development and implementation of a 5-year comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for Jefferson County, which will include development of the CEDS plan itself and an in-depth tourism destination development plan to be incorporated into the CEDS. 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.
    • $1,500,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to the Venango County Economic Development Authority, Franklin/Venango County, Pennsylvania, to support the Venango County Economic Development Authority with renovating the third floor of the historic Oil City National Bank Building, to establish an Innovation Center in Venango County. The project includes creating commercial infrastructure to provide office, co-working, meeting, and maker space in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will be a catalyst for new business, help revitalize an industrial area, create jobs, and spur economic growth and resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create 24 jobs.
    • $50,000, in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to support the update and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for seven counties in the southeast Wisconsin region. 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.
    • $5,200,000 in 25 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $3,050,859 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 five investments from January 20-24, 2020, totaling $1,182,267, which is matched by $819,738 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $65,030 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project 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; (2) $627,237 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 3,465 jobs; and (3) $490,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $65,030 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, with no local match, as follows:
      • $65,030, with no local match, to the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Crandon/Forest County, Wisconsin, to support the Forest County Potawatomi Community with conducting a study to determine the feasibility of a communications and information technology training center, to help increase the number of STEM-based employment opportunities in the region. The study will help the local tribe determine how best to encourage additional growth in media and technology-based sectors in Forest County, Wisconsin. Once completed, the training center will provide a central location for skill enhancement and entrepreneurship support in the area, which will lead to the creation of jobs and spur business throughout the region.
    • $627,237 in one Public Works project, matched by $627,238 in local investment, as follows:
      • $627,237, matched by $627,238 in local investment, to the City of Indianola, Indianola/Warren County, Iowa, to fund construction of an access road along Iowa Avenue industrial park to serve the Missouri Valley Joint Apprentice Training Center (JATC) facility in the city of Indianola. The project will help address the region’s need for a skilled workforce, specifically electrical lineman by providing apprentice with accessibility to the JATC training facility. Once completed, the project will promote higher paying employment opportunities, and support economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create $3,465 jobs.
    • $490,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $192,500 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 13 investments from January 6-10, 2020, totaling $12,377,300, which is matched by $5,154,325 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $11,239,800 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 $3,000,000 that will help create 635 jobs and save 55 jobs; and (2) $1,137,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
  • EDA announced 13 investments from January 6-10, 2020, totaling $12,377,300, which is matched by $5,154,325 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $11,239,800 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 $3,000,000 that will help create 635 jobs and save 55 jobs; and (2) $1,137,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $11,239,800 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $4,279,950 in local investments, as follows:
      • $7,120,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,000,000 in local investment, to the Sonoma County Community College District, Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California, to support the establishment of a construction and trade employment training facility in Sonoma County, California. The project will help recovery efforts from the Sonoma Complex fires losses by building an infrastructure that will provide instructional training courses in the construction, manufacturing, and trade industries. Once completed, this project will provide future trainee’s with current employment opportunities, promote economic resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $3,000,000, matched by $3,000,000 in local investment, to the Beall Family Foundation, Newport Beach/Orange County, California, to fund the purchase of equipment to construct a movable scientific laboratory at the University of Lab Partners located in Research Park in Orange County, California. The project will serve as an incubator that offers new start-up biotech entrepreneurs with affordable access to expensive scientific equipment in a state-of-the-art facility, including office space that can accelerate the development of ideas. Once completed, the project will support innovation, create and retain jobs, and attract private investments. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 635 jobs and save 55 jobs.
      • $740,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $185,000 in local investment, to the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission, LaCrosse/LaCrosse County, Wisconsin, to support the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission (MRRPC) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, with the creation of an economic recovery and resiliency plan to mitigate future flooding and storm-related impacts in the villages of Ontario, Readstown, Viola, and La Farge. The study will analyze the region's safest sites for business, industry workforce housing, community facilities and public infrastructure, which will help lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $300,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $75,000 in local investment, to the Town of Paradise, Paradise/Butte County, California, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery manager to lead community disaster and emergency management planning in Paradise, California. The project will result in the region having a resource to prepare for response to and recovery from future disasters, which will create economic resiliency and provide sustainable jobs throughout the region.
      • $79,800 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $19,950 in local investment, to the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce, Poplar Bluff/Butler County, Missouri, to support the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce with conducting a retail market analysis for the five-county region of Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley, and Wayne counties in Missouri. The study will result in a market report to help address the local and regional need to restore and improve pre-disaster economic conditions. Once completed, the project will provide the region with information needed to attract and expand businesses within the Poplar Bluff downtown Opportunity Zone, which will help sustain the region’s economic growth, support job creation, and promote resiliency after future natural disasters.
    • $1,137,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $874,375 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.
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