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2017

  • August 7-11, 2017

    • $7,631,240 in four Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,806,240 to Community Solutions International, Inc., New York, New York, to fund construction of a business development center in North Hartford, Connecticut. This investment supports the construction of a food business incubator, share office space, and a food manufacturing facility to be known as the Swift Community Food and Business Development Center. The project will create a location for business growth, and job retention which will impact the region’s economic vitality. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 125 jobs and leverage $9.75 million in private investment.
      • $2 million to the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to fund the expansion of the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Metal Trade Center in Williamsport to accommodate a greater number of students to be admitted to the welding program. This program provides cutting edge training on high-tech equipment and methods to meet the industrial needs of the region. In addition, the expansion will help strengthen and enhance diversification in the area, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 23 jobs and leverage $448,864 in private investment.
      • $1.825 million to Dorchester County, Saint George, South Carolina, to fund construction of a new elevated storage tank to assist in the foreign direct investment for a manufacturing facility producing aluminum cast products in the U.S. This investment will improve the areas of economic vitality, ensure adequate infrastructure, retention of area jobs, and remove barriers to economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 109 jobs and leverage $42.42 million in private investment.
      • $1 million to the City of Decherd, Tennessee, to fund wastewater improvements to the existing city treatment plant to support the expansion of a manufacturing facility. The infrastructure improvements will improve capacity, reliability and distribution which will impact the region’s economic vitality, ensure adequate infrastructure and retention of jobs. This expansion will promote advanced manufacturing and economic growth in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 50 jobs and leverage 115 million in private investment.
    • $3,748,928 in three Economic Adjustment assistance projects as follows:
      • $2.62 million to the Greenwood Metropolitan District, Greenwood, South Carolina, to fund the construction of water and sewer infrastructure to serve a new carbon fiber manufacturing facility. This project strengthens and enhances the continued growth of the existing automotive and aerospace clusters in the region. The investment will help to provide carbon fiber products to domestic and foreign markets. The completed project will develop resources to improve economic diversification in rural communities and contribute to more employment opportunities for the area’s workforce. The grantee estimates that 220 jobs will be created and $600 million in private investment will be leveraged by this investment.
      • $1 million to the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Inc., Pennsylvania, to support the implementation of the multi-partner Greater Philadelphia Metro Export Plan by facilitating regional efforts to increase the participation of small and medium sized companies in exporting. The plan will focus on increasing the successful provision of comprehensive trade counseling, mentoring and providing educational and business networking programs. Once implemented, the plan will help diversify the economy and serve as a catalyst to stimulate jobs in the region.
      • $128,928 to the Oneida Nation, Oneida, Wisconsin, to support the Oneida Nation in developing a feasibility study for a food enterprise and business incubator facility to provide training for American Indians living in the rural and urban area of Northeast Wisconsin. Once completed, this study will serve as a foundation for improving the tribes local and regional economic development efforts by supporting Native American entrepreneurial agricultural based startups, providing adequate training in the food industry sector and expanding tribal employment opportunities throughout the region.
    • $390,815 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $155,400 in five Local Technical Assistance projects as follows:
      • $67,900 to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, North Carolina, to fund an assessment to build a culturally focused technology incubator facility located on the Reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians known as the Cherokee Cultural & Technology Innovation Assessment.
      • $22,500 to the Town of Tabor City, North Carolina, to fund a feasibility study to construct railway excursions and the components needed to operate it successfully. The study will determine if a tourism railway could profitably operate between Conway, South Carolina and Tabor City, North Carolina. Completion of the study will provide knowledge on the overall profitability of the project and the necessary public improvements needed to support the efforts.
      • $20,000 to the Region D Council of Governments, Boone, North Carolina, to support the development of an online, interactive mapping tool that local governments in the district will use to actively market available industry, business sites and buildings. The mapping tool will help to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $15,000 to the Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., Butte, Montana, to fund a feasibility study to determine the economic impact of supporting the development and expansion of the water and sewer facilities to the Madison County Fairgrounds and surrounding businesses in Twin Bridges, Montana. Once completed, this study will bring together the public and private sectors by building an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region.
    • $233,334 in two Technical Assistance-University Center projects to fund the second year of a five-year University Center program at the institutions of higher learning listed below. The five-year program provides technical assistance and research and development tools to increase productivity, spur innovation, and promote entrepreneurship to help increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification.
      • $116,667 to Becker College, Worcester, Massachusetts
      • $116,667 Marshall University Research Corporation, Huntington, West Virginia
  • July 31-August 4, 2017

    • $350,000 in one Public Works project to Independence Community College, Independence, Kansas, to fund the expansion of an existing fabrication laboratory at Independence Community College in Montgomery County named Fab Lab. The expansion of the Fab Lab is in response to usage demand from the community, including individual members, entrepreneurs and organizations. The project will spur entrepreneurial development and grow small businesses, which will attract reputable companies and lead to job creation throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 97 jobs and leverage $90,000 in private investment.
    • $355,000 in five Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $1.38 million in eight Technical Assistance-University Center projects to fund the fifth year of a five-year University Center program at the institutions of higher learning listed below. The five-year program provides technical assistance and research and development tools to increase productivity, spur innovation, and promote entrepreneurship to help increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification.
      • $250,000 to Kansas State University
      • $250,000 to Iowa State University of Science and Technology
      • $200,000 to the Curators of the University of Missouri-Kansas City
      • $198,987 to Southeast Missouri State University
      • $156,013 to the University of Northern Iowa
      • $115,000 to the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
      • $110,000 to the University of Wyoming
      • $100,000 to the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park

  • July 24-28, 2017

    • $1,378,512 in 16 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $80,000 to Northway Village, Alaska, to fund the Northway Transmission Interconnection Feasibility Study and Economic Development Analysis in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area. Once completed, this study will determine if an electric transmission power line from the Tok-Region grid to Northway Village will reduce energy costs and support economic development, which will lead to the capitalization on new opportunities and creation of jobs throughout the region.
    • $27,000 to the Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, Colstrip, Montana, to fund a feasibility study to assist Custer County with the development of a plan to determine the feasibility and impact of acquiring a Veterans Administration facility in Miles City, Montana.
  • July 10-14, 2017

    • $800,070 to the Bemidji Regional Airport Authority, the City of Bemidji, and Beltrami County, Minnesota, to support the emerging aviation cluster by expanding critical infrastructure at the Bemidji Regional Airport Authority. The Airport’s existing hangers are at capacity which led to the need for additional hanger space. There is a waiting list for the existing hangers and the demand is only expected to grow as the region’s economy flourishes. The project will increase general aviation activity and improve the connectivity of the region, breaking down geographic barriers for area businesses, which will lead to sustainable economic growth and foster collaboration, innovation and job creation throughout the region. This investment is part of a $1,600,140 project that the grantees estimate will create 17 jobs and leverage $7.5 million in private investment.
    • $351,800 to Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, Mexico, to fund the purchase of critical equipment for two workforce training labs on the Santa Fe Community College campus in North Central New Mexico, which comprises the counties of Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos. The two workforce training labs will be the first to serve the entire district with providing rare and unique hands-on training for workers in the fields of automation and microgrid energy distribution systems. This investment will create a research environment in the community to support product development, testing and workforce training, job creation and business attraction in the region. This investment is part of a $703,600 project that the grantee estimates will create 750 jobs.
    • $988,402 to the City of West Monroe, Louisiana, to fund construction of a storm water and drainage system to support the West Monroe Industrial Park in alleviating disruptions to the 47 companies located in the industrial park. Completion of the project will resolve the reoccurring flooding issue in Ouachita Parish and improve economic conditions which will strengthen the Parish’s long-term economy, while also bolstering the region’s resilience.
  • July 3-7, 2017

    • $3 million to the Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, to fund the development of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC). The project develops a new multi-tenant flex-space for technology companies in the area to utilize. In addition, this investment supports the diversification of the economy, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation. This investment is part of a $4.19 million project that the grantee estimates will create 75 jobs, save 31 jobs, and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
    • $1,729,500 to the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to fund the relocation of a water transmission line owned and operated by the City of Cedar Rapids. The relocation of the water transmission main is necessary to reduce the threat of flooding to a manufacturing facility in the area and to commence construction of the permanent flood protection structure along the banks of the Cedar River, which will provide protection to the Central Business District of Cedar Rapids. In addition, the completion of the project will avert the potential loss of jobs and create economic stability in the region. This investment is part of a $3.459 million project that the grantee estimates will save 442 jobs and leverage $432,000 in private investment.
    • $1.5 million to the City of Auburn, Kentucky, to fund the expansion and renovation of an existing wastewater treatment plant to support the expansion of a manufacturing pet food company. This investment will stimulate the local economy through increase employment, per capita income, related business development and the local tax base. In addition, the completion of the project will boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $4 million project that the grantee estimates will create 65 jobs, save 130 jobs, and leverage $120 million in private investment.
    • $1.5 million to the City of Monroe, Louisiana, to fund the construction of road infrastructure and related appurtenances to support the expansion of Venable Lane from US Highway 165 to the new entrance/access road linking CenturyLink Village at the IBM Building. The improvements will serve as a catalyst for new commercial and industrial development and job creation in Northeast Louisiana. This investment is part of a $2,368,492 project that the grantee estimates will create 80 jobs, save 94 jobs, and leverage $20 million in private investment.
    • $180,000 to the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, El Paso, Texas, to fund the creation of the first Medical Center of Americas (MCA) Utility Plan and updates the 2013 Master Plan to consider new investments, zoning, roads, and increased use for utility improvements. This investment will help increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This investment is part of a $225,000 project.
    • $101,452 to Brooklyn Alliance, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, to support the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the borough Brooklyn, New York. The investment will drive the economic efforts and development, and build capacity in Brooklyn with the goal of increasing economic advancement. 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. This investment is part of a 202,905 project.
  • June 26-30, 2017

    • $450,000 to the Rural Nevada Development Corporation, Ely, Nevada, to provide resources to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund that will cover 14 rural counties in Nevada, including Elko, Esmeralda, White Pine, Lincoln, Eureka, Lander, Pershing, Humboldt, Nye, Churchill, Storey, Douglas, Mineral, and Lyon. This investment will support expanding small business access to capital and entrepreneurship development services in most economic development plans across the region which will lead to small business job creation and diversification. This investment is part of a $900,000 project.
    • $50,000 to the Rural Nevada Development Corporation, Ely, Nevada, to fund administrative costs related to the operation and improved efficiency of a Revolving Loan Fund that will cover 14 rural counties in Nevada, including Elko, Esmeralda, White Pine, Lincoln, Eureka, Lander, Pershing, Humboldt, Nye, Churchill, Storey, Douglas, Mineral, and Lyon. Establishing a revolving loan program will support expanding small business access to capital and entrepreneurship development services across the region which will lead to small business job creation and diversification. This investment is part of a $100,000 project.
    • EDA invested $480,000 in five Partnership Planning investments totaling $815,000 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.
  • June 19-23, 2017

    • $620,000 to the City of Shelby, Montana, to fund a main waterline extension to support the expansion of a manufacturing facility. The waterline expansion will improve capacity, reliability and distribution which will impact the areas economic vitality, ensure adequate infrastructure, retention of area jobs, and remove barriers to economic growth. This expansion will allow the area to expand its manufacturing cluster. This investment is part of a $1.1 million project that the grantee estimates will create 40 jobs and leverage $8.1 million in private investment.
    • $236,000 to Kansas City, Missouri, to fund the construction of new infrastructure to replace an aging and break-prone water main. The project will allow for continued business momentum and job creation in the area through the construction of a new waterline at a former steel facility. In addition, the completion of the project will support business retention, job creation and create economic stability in the region. This investment is part of a $472,000 project that the grantee estimates will save 66 jobs and leverage $5 million in private investment.
    • $250,000 to TruFund Financial Services, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, to provide technical assistance to small businesses including minority and women-owned businesses operating in the construction and related government contracting industries. Additionally, the programs offered by the applicant will increase the efficiency of preparedness, organization and work processes that will aid in access to capital. This investment is part of a $312,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 44 jobs and save 50 jobs.
  • June 5-9, 2017

    • $1,946,625 to the Upton Economic Development Board, Upton, Wyoming, to fund the expansion of the Upton Logistics Park to include a cleaning and rail repair facility. Upton has experienced significant economic distress due to layoffs from the coal, oil, and gas industry and needs economic stimulation to help regain stable jobs in the area. This grant is part of a $3,893,250 project that the grantee estimates will create 200 jobs and leverage $1.48 million in private investment.
    • $534,237 to the City of Gladwin, Michigan, to fund the construction of a water treatment facility designed to remove naturally occurring iron and hydrogen sulfide from the city’s water supply. The improvements will enhance the city’s water supply, lower operating costs for existing and future city businesses, and facilitate the use of more sophisticated manufacturing equipment by the manufacturing sector, making them more competitive and enable them to grow and expand. This investment is part of a $2,136,950 project that the grantee estimates will create 25 jobs, save 116 jobs, and leverage $330,000 in private investment.
    • $3 million to the Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan, Wyoming, to fund the acquisition of equipment, instructional supplies, and other training materials to support the expansion of the NWCCD’s workforce training facilities in Sheridan and Gillette. The new resources will allow NWCCD to train the region’s workforce using the most current technology aligned with existing industry in high demand occupations such as machinists, welders, diesel mechanics/hydraulics, electrical and HVAC apprenticeship, and construction technology. In addition, this project will address the region’s demand for more high-skilled workers. This investment is part of a $6 million project that the grantee estimates will create 1,037 jobs and leverage $5.98 million in private investment.
    • $500,000 to the Shreveport Airport Authority, Shreveport, Louisiana, to support the redevelopment of two existing Reserve Buildings to convert their use from military training facilities to a university/classroom lab facility with improvements that include both exterior and interior upgrades, IT infrastructure, and construction work. This investment will lead to the recruitment and training of more aircraft technicians to meet the growing need for trained aviation professionals, which will not only bring much-needed jobs to the community, but will also fill a void in the recent aviation industry shortage of qualified technicians nationwide. This investment is part of a $1 million project that the grantee estimates will create5 jobs, save 50 jobs, and leverage $1.7 million in private investment.
    • $500,000 to the Regents of the University of California at Riverside to fund the purchase of new scientific equipment to increase the laboratory capacity of the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. The program provides regional citrus growers with support and services necessary to safely develop and introduce new varieties of citrus in the California market. This grant will diversify and cultivate the local economy and strengthen global competitiveness in the region. This investment is part of a $1 million project that the grantee estimates will create 181 jobs, save 3,000 jobs, and leverage $22.7 million in private investment.
    • $487,237 to the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority, Burns Flat, Oklahoma, to fund the renovation of a building for the use of providing a disaster preparedness center for the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) region, which comprises the counties of Burns Flat, Washita, Oklahoma, Custer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowas, and Roger Mills. This project will allow for on-the-ground disaster recovery efforts as well as being a central location to facilitate post-disaster activities, which will help the region respond and recover swiftly and become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters. This investment is part of a $609,047 project.
    • $136,667 to the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, to fund a two-phase planning and technical analysis of a construction project to provide broadband Internet service to western Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutians Islands, and the Pribilof Islands of Alaska. Phase I is a study investigating barriers to providing high speed Internet in the region, and examining opportunities to develop and expand modern Internet speed and capacity. Phase II of the study is a business plan. Results of this study will establish a strategy to possibly build an effective broadband system to help sustain and grow businesses throughout the region. This investment is part of a $200,000 project.
    • Partnership Planning—EDA invested $1,717,400 in 19 Partnership Planning 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.
  • May 29-June 2, 2017

    • $199,200 to the Capital Region Planning Commission, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a local disaster recovery manager to develop and implement recovery plans for communities impacted by disasters. The goal of the position is to serve as the liaison between the state, federal and local partners, to reduce the risks from interruptions caused by natural events. The recovery manager 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. This investment is part of a $249,000 project.
    • EDA invested $1,171,433 in three Partnership Planning 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.
  • May 22-26, 2017

    • $1,919,106 to the City of Eugene, the Lane Council of Governments, and the Eugene Water and Electric Board, Eugene, Oregon, to fund the installation of fiber-optic cable to deliver high-speed Internet service to businesses located in Eugene’s Central Business District area. Completion of the project will stabilize the region’s labor market through job creation and business expansion in information technology infrastructure. This investment is part of a $3,838,212 project that the grantees estimate will create 215 jobs.
    • $1.76 million to the Virgin Islands Port Authority, Charlotte, Virgin Islands, to fund improvement and repair of the terminal area and shoreline at the Christiansted Seaplane Water Gut Seaplane Facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The project will address aging infrastructure that lacks stabilization of the shoreline bulkhead and plane terminal embarkation. The improvements to the facility will increase ridership and revenue, expansion of various services, and job growth for the region and surrounding territory. This investment is part of a $2.2 million project that the grantee estimates will save 42 jobs and leverage $1.9 million in private investment.
    • $1.5 million to the City of Stilwell, Oklahoma, to fund upgrades to the City of Stilwell’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to improve its wastewater processing capacity. The project will provide high quality water to support increased manufacturing operations in the county. This upgrade will prevent seasonal layoffs, mitigate economic distress, and diversify the local economy. This investment is part of a $3 million project that the grantee estimates will create 100 jobs, save 15 jobs, and leverage $6.5 million in private investment.
    • $1.5 million to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, to fund construction of the Ochsner Center for Innovation in the Jefferson Highway Economic District in Louisiana. The center will serve as a hub for technology-focused job trainings, education seminars, and as a collaborative workspace for research and development of innovative healthcare solutions. Completion of the project will provide job opportunities and economic development for the distressed area, and serve as the anchor for the growth of the bio and life science industry in Louisiana. This investment is part of a $3 million project that the grantee estimates will create 155 jobs, save 135 jobs, and leverage $3.9 million in private investment.
    • $1.215 million to the Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority, Athens, Alabama, to fund the construction of water infrastructure to accommodate a new aviation manufacturing facility in Limestone County. The plant will be the first of its kind in the United States to mass produce silicon carbide materials for ceramic matrix composite components for aircraft engines. In addition, the improvements will help strengthen and enhance diversification of the region’s advanced manufacturing cluster, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $2.43 million project that the grantee estimates will create 204 jobs and leverage $221 million in private investment.
    • $500,000 to the Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership, Inc., Choctaw, Oklahoma, to fund an economic development strategic plan that serves unmet needs in Northeast Oklahoma County communities that are suffering from a decline in the oil and gas sector. The strategic plan includes Foreign Direct Investment planning and feasibility, design, and planning support for economic development projects arising from the completion of a major transportation investment in the region. This project will be the catalyst for business expansion and job growth that will lead to private investment in the local area. This investment is part of a $1 million project.
    • $312,320 to the Terrebonne Port Commission, Houma, Louisiana, to fund improvements to Rome Woodard Street, a prime access road to existing as well as proposed Port of Terrebonne business sites in Louisiana. The project will include installing drainage and sewer line connections and completing the roadway with paving to allow additional access to the Port. The improvements to the roadway will attract new tenants to the area and expand businesses associated with ship fabrication, off-shore construction and gas related manufacturing and maintenance, which will promote job growth for the Port and surrounding region. This investment is part of a $425,706 project that the grantee estimates will create 5 direct and 100-200 indirect jobs, and leverage $340,000 in private investment.
    • $300,000 to the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Durango, Colorado, to provide resources to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund that will cover the region of southwest Colorado, which comprises the counties of Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma, La Plata, and San Juan. This investment will support expanding small business development by providing access to capital and entrepreneurship services, while increasing employment opportunities in economically distressed communities across the region. This investment is part of a $600,000 project.
    • $199,200 to the Acadiana Planning Commission, Inc., Lafayette, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a local disaster recovery manager to develop and implement recovery plans for the communities within the regional planning commission boundary impacted by past flooding events. The goal of the position is to be a part of a local disaster recovery management team, which will serve as the liaison between the state, federal and local partners, to reduce the risks from interruptions caused by disasters. The recovery manager will help to create economic stability in the region and retain existing businesses. This investment is part of a $249,000 project.
    • $144,000 to the Livingston Economic Development Council, Livingston, Louisiana, to fund the completion of an economic resiliency strategy. The strategy will not only promote revitalization of the economic and social environment but will also assist in marketing Livingston Parish as a premiere location for business expansion and tourism opportunities. Additionally, the project will encourage economic diversification and entrepreneurial development opportunities for communities across the region. This investment is part of a $180,000 project.
    • $80,000 to the North Delta Planning and Development District, Monroe, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a local disaster recovery manager to develop and implement recovery plans for communities impacted by disasters. The goal of the position is to serve as the liaison between the state, federal and local partners, to reduce the risks from interruptions caused by natural events. The recovery manager 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. This investment is part of a $100,000 project.
    • $80,000 to the Coordinating and Development Corporation, Shreveport, Louisiana, to establish a local disaster recovery manager for the Northwest Louisiana area to aid in reclamation from past natural disasters and increase resiliency in the face of future events. This investment will help create a more stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as greatly enhance disaster resiliency planning, capacity building, and information technology assistance associated with economic recovery efforts to ensure continuity of operations and a more robust, sustainable economy in the event of future disasters. This investment is part of a $100,000 project.
    • $70,000 to the Kisatchie Delta Regional Planning and Development district, Alexandria, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a local disaster recovery manager to develop and implement recovery plans for communities impacted by disasters. The goal of the position is to serve as the liaison between the state, federal and local partners, to reduce the risks from interruptions caused by natural events. The recovery manager 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. This investment is part of a $87,500 project.
  • May 8-12, 2017

    • $200,000 in Public Works funds to the Tri-County Council, Salisbury, Maryland, to fund the installation of new sewer and water connections to assist in improving the expansion of a mass transit access facility. The project involves replacing the existing well and septic services with new public water and sewer lines provided by the City of Salisbury. The investment addresses the need to support job training and placement in the economically challenged region of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. This investment is part of a $400,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 40 jobs, save 3 jobs, and leverage $967,000 in private investment.
    • EDA invested $135,000 in two Partnership Planning projects totaling $245,000, 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.
  • May 1-5, 2017

    • $1 million in Public Works funds to the University of Houston-Victoria, Texas, to fund renovation of a portion of the former Town Plaza Mall to establish the Regional Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship to be owned and operated by the University of Houston-Victoria. The new center will provide a regional hub for small business resources that promotes community engagement and partnerships to support the educational, economic, and cultural development throughout the area. Additionally, the project will encourage economic diversification and entrepreneurial development opportunities for communities across the region. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 1,080 jobs, save 1,080 jobs, and leverage $43.2 million in private investment.
    • $980,000 in Public Works funds to the City of Danville, Kentucky, to fund improvements to the city’s water infrastructure to support the continued operation, expansion, location of companies, and employment in the area. The project will result in the creation of jobs and also supports the state’s growing aerospace industry cluster which is expected to generate future long-term, economic growth in the region by attracting foreign direct investment. This investment is part of a $1.96 million project that the grantee estimates will create 127 jobs, save 188 jobs, and leverage $30 million in private investment.
    • $909,686 in Public Works funds to the Greene County Board of Supervisors, Leakesville, Mississippi, to fund the expansion of an existing Workforce Training Center in Leakesville, Mississippi. This new construction will provide electrical and ship fitting courses and offer expanded classes in welding and pipe fitting. These workforce development initiatives will support the ship building and marine industries in the Gulf Coast which will strengthen global competitiveness. This investment is part of a $1,299,551 project that the grantee estimates will create 250 jobs and leverage $60,000 in private investment.
    • $600,000 in Public Works funds to the City of Providence, Rhode Island, to support construction of new public infrastructure, including site access and utility improvements, to support the redevelopment of an environmentally-remediated industrial site into food production, processing and other commercial or light industrial uses. The improvements will support private investment and job creation within the community consistent with the Providence New Food Cluster Strategy and economic development goals. This investment is part of a $1.2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 360 jobs and leverage $25,000 in private investment.
    • $569,204 in Public Works funds to Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to fund the installation of critical fiber optic infrastructure to four new sites in Somerset County—the Somerset Industrial Park, the Laurel Highlands Business Park, the Borough of Meyersdale, and the North Star Industrial Park. The expanded fiber optic services will help overcome barriers that hindered access to critical modern communication technology, thereby improving the economic competitiveness and resiliency of the County, which has been negatively impacted by drastic changes in the coal economy. This investment is part of a $1,897,346 project that the grantee estimates will create 42 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $25 million in private investment.
    • $750,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Carolina Small Business Development Center Fund, Raleigh, North Carolina, to fund the creation of a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to serve small businesses in the 14-county region of Southeast North Carolina. The RLF will provide business capital not readily available from traditional sources to restore the operations of small, at-risk businesses directly and severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. This investment is part of a $1.5 million project.
  • April 17-21, 2017

    • $1.318 million in Economic Adjustment assistance to Marshall University Research Corporation, Huntington, West Virginia, to provide workforce training opportunities in advanced manufacturing and technical assistance to more than 300 supply chain companies and area manufacturers. As part of the Marshall University’s collaboration with the Advantage Valley Institute, it will also link local companies with resources to assist in supply chain and prototype development through six Appalachian Hatchery Power centers. This investment will allow local manufacturing businesses to diversify and expand into new markets, creating new jobs for the citizens of West Virginia. This investment is part of a $2.818 million project that the grantee estimates will create 100 jobs, save 275 jobs, and leverage $750,000 in private investment.
    • $399,000 in Public Works funds to the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to fund the renovation of the Parkside Building in Johnstown, to provide a Launchpad for business growth with maker space, collaborative space, and gallery space. The investment aids the development of the innovation ecosystem and compliments other regional efforts to develop growing artisan and entrepreneurial supportive environments which will diversify the region. This investment is part of a $798,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs and leverage $4.5 million in private investment.
  • March 27-31, 2017

    • $1,665,725 in Public Works funds to the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, Anchorage, Alaska, to fund the rebuilding and expansion of YDFDA’s roe processing and packing facility that was destroyed by a major fire in March 2016. The new building will allow the YDFDA to process salmon and salmon caviar for export through wholesale and retail operations, providing new jobs to the community. The plant will also provide workforce training in tendering and processing salmon to local youth from local fisherman who work at the plant. This investment is part of a $3,331,450 project that the grantee estimates will create 30 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $2 million in private investment.
    • $1,181,047 in Public Works funds to the Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, to support the renovation of a former warehouse and site improvements to an adjacent lot to create the Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center of Excellence, a workforce training facility. Development of the Center will allow Ivy Tech Community College to expand its vocational training curriculum to include training in geospatial technology related to crop planting, fertilization, harvesting, and other farming operations. The project will help diversify the workforce and serve as a catalyst to stimulate jobs and economic growth in the region. This investment is part of a $2,362,095 project that the grantee estimates will create 127 jobs and save 1,186 jobs.
    • $750,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to Hidden Star Resources, Austin, Texas, to fund a program to provide technical assistance, training, education, and other resources to start-up companies and entrepreneurs in 10 low-income and disadvantaged areas across Arkansas, New Mexico, and Texas. This project addresses the need for programs that provide enhanced opportunities to access capital and other critical services to empower and promote economic development and growth in the region’s small and underprivileged businesses. This investment is part of a $937,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 402 jobs and leverage $1.5 million in private investment.
    • $394,500 in Public Works funds to Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, to fund the renovation of an existing test facility on the Mayland campus to allow the American Welding Society to expand its advanced welding certification program to include a 2-year degree program. This project helps to address the region’s workforce needs by providing advanced skills training and competencies needed by regional employers to support existing industry expansion. This investment is part of a $789,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 58 jobs.
    • $167,136 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Belcourt, North Dakota, to fund the services of a coordinator to serve as the tribal point-of-contact for coordinating federal, state, and local resources for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, the lead organization of the “Pride of the Great Plains” Promise Zone. The coordinator, working with tribal leaders, will conduct research, marketing, planning, and economic assessment activities to support and promote a sustainable and diverse economy across the Reservation. This investment is part of a $167,136 project.
  • March 27-31, 2017

    • $346,697 in Public Works funds to the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance, Barnwell, South Carolina, to fund construction of critical rail infrastructure to support the location of a new industry to the Southern Carolina Advanced Technology Park. The extended rail service will greatly impact the global competitiveness of Barnwell County, as well as the surrounding counties of Allendale, Bamberg, Colleton, Jasper, and Hampton. In addition, the improvements will attract both domestic and international companies to establish location in the region. This investment is part of a $495,675 project that that grantee estimates will create 112 jobs and leverage $16 million in private investment.
    • $167,136 in Economic Adjustment assistance to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Belcourt, North Dakota, to fund the services of a coordinator to serve as the tribal point-of-contact for coordinating federal, state, and local resources for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, the lead organization of the “Pride of the Great Plains” Promise Zone. The coordinator, working with tribal leaders, will conduct research, marketing, planning, and economic assessment activities that support and promote a sustainable and diverse economy across the Reservation. This investment is part of a $167,136 project.
  • February 20-24, 2017

    • $2.5 million in Public Works funds to the City of Long Prairie, Minnesota, to fund infrastructure improvements to the city’s existing wastewater treatment facility. The improvements will expand the capacity of the system and serve as a catalyst for new commercial and industrial development and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $6,683,250 project that the grantee estimates will create 82 jobs, save 626 jobs, and leverage $10.806 million in private investment.
    • $1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Houston, Texas, to fund the design and construction of critical infrastructure to support the development of the Houston Airport System education and incubation hub. The project supports the economic development needs and objectives outlined in the Gulf Coast Economic Development District’s 2014-2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy supporting job creation and private investment in the region. This investment is part of a $2.044 million project that the grantee estimates will save 333 jobs.
    • $850,000 in Public Works funds to Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, to support construction of fully-integrated science laboratories and associated facilities on the campus of Cameron University-Duncan. This project will expand educational opportunities that will directly link to job skills that will prove career opportunities for students living in nearby economically distressed areas and help meet healthcare industry demand for a skilled workforce. This investment is part of a $2,243,338 project that the grantee estimates will create 370 jobs.
  • February 13-17, 2017

    • $1.5 million in Public Works funds to St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, Fort Pierce, Florida, to fund construction of a new hanger and related road infrastructure at the Treasure Coast International Airport, which is located in an active Foreign Trade Zone. The new hanger and roadway improvements will allow expansion of existing businesses, strengthen and enhance diversification of the region’s aeronautical and transportation clusters, and serve as a catalyst for new industrial development and job creation in the region, which is still recovering from severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. This investment is part of a $5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 123 jobs and leverage $810,000 in private investment.
    • $1,277,923 in Public Works funds to the City of Newton and Newton County Board of Supervisors, Newton, Mississippi, to fund critical infrastructure improvements to the Newton Industrial Park, including repair and extension of an existing rail spur and industrial road upgrades. The improvements will enhance the marketability of the region and its assets by enabling existing industrial businesses to expand while attracting new industrial development to the region. This investment is part of a $2,555,846 project that the grantees estimate will create 125 jobs and leverage $85 million in private investment.
    • $1.2 million in Public Works funds to the Mexia Economic Development Corporation and the City of Mexia, Texas, to fund critical infrastructure improvements to support expansion of the Mexia Industrial Park. The improvements will allow development of shovel-ready building sites needed for the expansion of existing businesses and to attract new industrial development looking to locate in the park. This investment is part of a $2.7 million project that the grantees estimate will save 120 jobs.
    • $750,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to Mountain BizCapital, Inc., Buncombe, North Carolina, to provide resources to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund that will cover the region of western North Carolina, which comprises the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cleveland, Henderson, McDowell, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey. This investment will support expanding small business access to capital and entrepreneurship development services in most economic development plans across the region. This investment is part of a $1.5 million project.
  • January 13-20, 2017

    • $1,514,280 in Public Works funds to the city of Roanoke, Virginia, to fund the construction of a road extension and improvements to surrounding infrastructure in the city of Roanoke. The completion of the project will allow access to a proposed manufacturing facility. In addition, the improvements will help strengthen and enhance diversification of the region’s manufacturing cluster, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $3,028,560 project that the grantee estimates will create 154 jobs and leverage $95 million in private investment.
    • $1,298,250 in Public Works funds to the city of New Bern, North Carolina, to renovate the City Market Training Center in downtown New Bern to provide skills-training to underserved populations in Craven and Jones counties. When completed, the renovated facility will be a place where innovative entrepreneurs can design equipment and other items for commercialization and sale. This project addresses the region’s workforce training needs and will be a catalyst for growing resilient jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector in New Bern. This investment is part of a $2,596,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 55 jobs and save 17 jobs.
    • $1.298 million in Public Works funds to the Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission, Laurens, South Carolina, to fund improvements to the water and sewer infrastructure in a city-owned industrial park to support new businesses and expansion of existing global marketing industrial sites. The improvements support economic diversification and resiliency in the aftermath of severe flooding in 2015 allowing the region to continue its shift from the declining textile industry to more diverse types of manufacturing and distribution industries. This investment is part of a $1,622,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 80 jobs and leverage $17.6 million in private investment.
    • $997,269 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the University of Maine System and the University of Southern Maine, Penobscot, Maine, to support the development of a comprehensive industry recovery roadmap for the future of Maine’s forest products sector. The completion of this project will strengthen and diversify the Maine forest products industry to identify products with strong future domestic and international demand and provide more economic opportunity in rural communities across the state. This investment is part of a $1,246,586 project.
    • $1.25 million in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, Albany, New York, to support the activities of the Advanced Manufacturing Performance Center at SUNY Polytechnic’s Albany and Utica campuses. The project will focus on three phases—research, development, and workforce deployment, all of which will help strengthen and enhance diversification of the region’s advanced manufacturing cluster, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation and private investment in the region. This investment is part of a $3,211,550 project that the grantee estimates will create 2,800 jobs, save 175 jobs, and leverage $2 billion in private investment.
    • $1 million in Public Works funds to the city of Martinsville, Virginia, to fund improvements to the city’s water and sewer infrastructure to support the continued operation, expansion, location of companies and employment in the city of Martinsville and Henry County. In addition, the improvements will help strengthen and enhance diversification of the region’s advanced manufacturing cluster, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $2,810,422 project that the grantee estimates will save 1,000 jobs.
    • $684,750 in Public Works funds to Sampson County, North Carolina, to fund installation of a water storage tank and supporting infrastructure to serve the first bio-tech manufacturing and distribution facility in the area. The improvements will provide sufficient water capacity and ensure consistent flow to local businesses. The completion of the project will result in job growth and business expansion in the region. This investment is part of a $1,369,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 103 jobs and leverage $167 million in private investment.
    • $398,088 in Technical Assistance funds to Kawerak, Inc., Nome, Alaska, to fund the development of an economic assistance plan for the Bering Strait Tribes in Nome, Alaska. The project will provide technical assistance to the Tribes in the region to address tourism, arctic shipping, and other economic issues. Completion of the project will help increase long-term regional competitiveness and improve economic conditions in the region. This investment is part of a $398,088 project.