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2018

  • $600,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project as follows:
    • $600,000 to the Pan American Development Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship program from 2018 to 2021 in North-Central California, Puerto Rico, and other disaster-impacted regions to stimulate investment opportunities. The ACE program brings together decision-makers from the Western Hemisphere and other nations, to explore global and regional partnerships, to establish global commercial relationships, and to identify foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities in the United States. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
  • $17,688,635 in nine Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Beaumont/Jefferson County, Texas, to fund the reconstruction of dock infrastructure at the Port of Beaumont. The phase 1 of a 2 phase project includes construction of a bulkhead, the mobilization of equipment, site work, backfill and prefabrication of materials. The investment will support economic diversification, help to strengthen the region's resiliency and ultimately create jobs as well as sustain the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 3,152 jobs, save 12,608 jobs, and leverage $9,800,000 in private investment.
    • $4,800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District, Port Arthur/Jefferson County, Texas, to fund port improvements to include the construction of a railroad track, underground storm drainage, and site paving to provide additional storage and rail loading/unloading capabilities in the southeast Texas region. The project enhances the flexibility of existing space to use the same area for both trucks and rail; thus creating a transload area of truck to rail to ship for export. The improvements will increase job opportunities at the port, allow for diversification of cargos and increase exports from the US. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs, save 100 jobs, and leverage 36,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,750,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the McDowell County Public Service District, Welch/McDowell County, West Virginia, to support the replacement of antiquated water systems installed in the early 1900s in McDowell County, West Virginia. The project will serve several commercial businesses and government offices in the area that currently rely on inadequate and unsafe water supplies. The replacement of the system will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in a region severely impacted by the decline in the coal industry, which will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to the area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 99 jobs, save 65 jobs, and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,704,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Benedum Airport Authority, Bridgeport/Harrison County, West Virginia, to support the establishment of acreage outside of the floodplain for expansion of the aerospace industry to support economic recovery from the effects of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in the region. The expansion of the Benedum Airport Industrial Park will leverage existing regional competitive strengths in the aerospace industry to retain and create jobs and directly assists with ongoing economic diversification efforts needed as a result of the downturn in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 320 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $21,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,500,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Buffalo Creek Public Service District, Amberstdale/Logan County, West Virginia, to fund the development of a sanitary sewer collection system along the newly constructed four-lane highway in Logan County. The project will allow for commercial and economic development in addition to assisting with the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. The investment will also help to eliminate a health and safety threat in an area that relies heavily on tourism for its recovery and resiliency efforts. Completion of the project supports job creation that will assist a region in the coalfields of West Virginia that has been devastated by a downturn in the industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 250 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,172,635 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension, Inc., San Juan/San Juan County, Puerto Rico, to support technical assistance, training and continuity of operations preparedness for small and medium sized manufacturers throughout Puerto Rico. The project will aid in the recover and growth of the island’s manufacturing sector from the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and strengthen its economic resilience. The plan will also assist with sustainability in the region and increase preparedness for future catastrophic events. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 3,000 jobs and leverage $3,500,000 in private investment.
    • $1,000,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the City of Bluefield, Bluefield/Mercer County, West Virginia, to fund the development of a 15-acre multi-purpose, multi-tenant development off the I77 Exit 1 interchange on the border of West Virginia and Virginia. The development of this property will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in this region severely impacted by the decline in the coal industry, which will lead to the creation of new businesses and jobs in a variety of industrial and commercial sectors. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 250 jobs and leverage $11,000,000 in private investment.
    • $540,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Branchland-Midkiff Public Service District, Branchland/Lincoln County, West Virginia, to support strategic planning efforts to identify opportunities and approaches for expanding and enhancing successful Appalachian workforce development and economic diversification initiatives. The investment will assist the region's assets to provide opportunities to generate viable social enterprises that create jobs, attract new businesses, and advance community revitalization to transition from coal reliance. The proposed strategic planning initiative will ensure that the areas resources and partnerships are being used most efficiently and effectively to maximize the region's potential to create sustainable well-paying jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 90 jobs and save 84 jobs.
    • $222,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Coalfield Development Corporation, Wayne/Wayne County, West Virginia, to support strategic planning efforts to identify opportunities and approaches for expanding and enhancing successful Appalachian workforce development and economic diversification initiatives. The investment will assist the region's assets to provide opportunities to generate viable social enterprises that create jobs, attract new businesses, and advance community revitalization to transition from coal reliance. The proposed strategic planning initiative will ensure that the areas resources and partnerships are being used most efficiently and effectively to maximize the region's potential to create sustainable well-paying jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
  • $7,223,535 in three Public Works projects as follows:
    • $5,510,964 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Perris and the Perris Community Economic Development Corporation, Perris/Riverside County, California, to support the construction of a skills training and job placement center with the redevelopment of approximately 3.5 acres of properties within the City of Perris, located in Riverside County. The project will include, but not limited to onsite landscaping, sidewalks, perimeter fencing, and Americans with Disability Act accessible parking areas. This investment will help address a growing need for a skilled workforce in the region, which will lead to more employment opportunities and long-term economic development. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 325 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,150,000 to the City of Silverton, Oregon, to fund construction of a water line and pump station to provide service to an industrial park in downtown Silverton, Oregon. The successful completion of the project will lead to improved water service to local business enterprises. These businesses will have access to upgraded infrastructure that can contribute to increased capacity to create new jobs for the region's workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
    • $562,571 to the City of Chevak, Alaska, to support the Chevak Hotel Building Renovation Project in the City of Chevak. The project will include the renovation of a building for use as a hotel in the western part of the state. The city’s prime location in the Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge offers unique opportunities for tourist activities such as bird watching, eco-tourism, and cultural tourism. Successful completion of this project will provide guest housing for surrounding community visitors and tourists, which will create new jobs for the region's workforce and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 12 jobs and leverage $406,000 in private investment.
  • $19,636,168 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Ingleside, Texas, to support the construction of State Highway 200 (SH200) and the Emory Bellard Drainage Improvements Project for the City of Ingleside after devastation from Hurricane Harvey. The highway and improvement project has two parts; construction of State Highway 200 to establish an arterial roadway that routes commercial and industrial traffic around the southwest portion of the City of Ingleside to support business expansion, and the design and construction of a drainage channel and access easement to mitigate flooding in the area. The investment will support economic diversification, help to strengthen the region's resiliency and ultimately create jobs as well as sustain the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 50 jobs, and leverage $500,000,000 in private investment.
    • $4,800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Aransas Pass, Texas, to support the City of Aransas Pass to rebuild roads damaged by Hurricane Harvey, and add new bike lanes to connect Conn Brown Harbor with downtown Aransas Pass. This project will help facilitate the redevelopment of an underserved area of the city's downtown, and is expected to attract new retail and other businesses to the city center. Also, this investment will help the fishing and tourism industries to accelerate their recovery, which will strengthen the region’s economic resiliency and create jobs for long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 61 jobs and save 20 jobs.
    • $4,700,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation, Port Arthur, Texas, to fund the construction of the Center for Community and Business Development, which will consist of three separate stand-alone components: the business resource facility, culinary arts facility and a city-wide emergency management coordination center. The business facility will provide shared conference room space and technical business services, the culinary facility will provide culinary arts training and start-up food and beverage businesses, and the city-wide center will provide space for Emergency Management Personnel to coordinate any emergency event occurring within the City of Port Arthur from a single location. Once completed, the new buildings will drive entrepreneurship and business growth, strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 300 jobs and leverage $12,000,000 in private investment.
    • $2,793,392 in Assistance to Coal Communities to Shawnee State University and the Shawnee State University Development Foundation, Portsmouth, Ohio, to fund construction of the Shawnee State University Kricker Innovation Hub to serve as an innovation accelerator designed to facilitate job creation and encourage entrepreneurship by providing access to information and funding that will allow small businesses to grow and attract new businesses to the market. The new center will help promote 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. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 200 jobs, save 40 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
    • $1,603,204 in Assistance to Coal Communities to Ohio University and the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, Athens, Ohio, to support regional collaboration between Ohio University’s George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission to create the Building Opportunities Beyond Coal Accelerating Transition Network. The Network will support workforce development, cluster expansion, opportunity zone enhancement and identify infrastructure investments needed to access local, national and global markets. Completion of the project will lead to job creation and serve as a catalyst for economic development in the southern Ohio communities that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
    • $339,572 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation, Flagstaff, Arizona, to fund the Hopi Business Incubator Program Implementation Project to implement a business incubator program to mitigate the adverse effects of the closure of a coal mine. The project work activities include the delivery of technical assistance and business services to small and medium sized business enterprises, operation of a business management training program, and delivery of assistance in accessing financial capital. The investment will help diversify the regional economy and create jobs.
    • $300,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, to the Lewis County Economic Development Council, Chehalis, Washington, to support the development of a technical assistance program to support entrepreneurial business enterprises in Chehalis. The goal of the project is to develop the capacity of the entrepreneurial business community to become more economically viable, which will contribute to the creation of new jobs for the region’s workforce. Completion of the project will result in a more diversified and resilient regional economy that is less dependent upon coal-related industries.
    • $100,000 to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC, to support local, regional, state and federal economic recovery efforts that will be needed following Hurricane Florence’s impact on North Carolina. The IEDC will provide additional capacity and experienced technical assistance to support recovery efforts to an area already impacted by Hurricanes Matthew and Irene and winter storms.
  • $14,817,535 in seven Public Works projects as follows:
    • $4,490,615 to the Lower Sioux Indian Community, Morton, Minnesota, to fund construction of the Lower Sioux Intergenerational Cultural Incubator, a facility with training and production space for tribal entrepreneurs working in pottery, quilting, media/graphic arts, culinary arts, and mixed-artistic media such as quilling, beading, and regalia making. This project will help stimulate the local economy by expanding internal and external partnerships with local communities, universities, and business organizations while increasing skills and wages to grow the region’s economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 138 jobs and leverage $1.614 million in private investment.
    • $3.75 million to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority, Carbondale, Illinois, to fund construction of two new pre-engineered hangar buildings to facilitate the expansion of several private aviation companies, the aviation cluster, and leverage the workforce training at Southern Illinois University’s Transportation Education Center. 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. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 45 jobs and leverage $400,000 in private investment.
    • $2,282,750 to the Town of Easton, Maryland, to fund the design and construction of roads, water, sewer, electric, and potential fiber optic services for the development of a new business park in Talbot County, Maryland. The business park project will provide the county with a business park that can be used to support business expansion and incent future manufacturing and technology job development. Completion of the project will attract private investments, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 55 jobs, save 137 jobs, and leverage $4.5 million in private investment.
    • $1,447,200 to the Idaho Rural Water Association, Boise, Idaho, to fund the construction of the Idaho Rural Water Association Technical Training Center, a building to house a workforce training facility in the water and wastewater infrastructure industries in Boise, Idaho. The project will provide resources to train a workforce to develop technical skills that can be utilized by employers in sustainable industries. Once completed, the project will attract high level business development to the area and provide a pipeline of trained workers for existing and future businesses in the region. the grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 500 jobs, and leverage $450,000 in private investment.
    • $1,218,304 to the City of Willows, California, to support additional improvements to roadway infrastructure and utilities that will provide access to and utilization of a commercial center in the City of Willows, California. The project allows the City to leverage the region's agricultural and value-added production cluster by expanding access to commercial space and transportation. These improvements support the expansion plans of an existing company and allows the City to target additional manufacturers and business enterprises that will create more employment opportunities for the region's workforce, which will strengthen the regional economy.
    • $820,000 to the City of Carrollton, Kentucky, to fund upgrades to the flow capacity of the existing sewer line that serves an industrial area in Carroll County, Kentucky. The upgrades include increasing the pumping capacity of three existing pumping stations. One of the beneficiary of the upgrades is a major manufacturer in the area that is expanding its operations. The investment will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in the region. the grantee estimates that this investment will help create 121 jobs and leverage $268 million in private investment.
    • $808,666 to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, to fund the renovation of buildings for use as a manufacturing incubator facility located in the Central City South portion of Phoenix, Arizona. Project work activities will include electrical, plumbing, and roofing improvements to provide work space and training to start-up business enterprises and enable them to develop the capacity to ultimately create higher paying jobs, which will provide sustainable and long-term economic growth in the area.
  • $50,287,035 in 19 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $7,110,012 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Port of Pasco, Pasco/Franklin County, Washington, to fund repairs to the Big Pasco Industrial Center to serve businesses impacted by the winter 2017 snowmelt in Pasco, Washington. The Center provides multi-modal transportation from barge to rail and road, and is an essential asset to the tri-cities area in Franklin County. The project will accelerate and improve the resilience of the business park by repaving the damaged roads and providing storm water management. The investment will help the community respond to future weather events by preventing flooding and recovering faster, which will enhance an environment that is conducive to job growth and overall community development to improve the quality of life. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 270 jobs and save 100 jobs.
    • $5,348,810 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental fund to Our Katahdin, Millinocket, Maine, to fund the construction of a roadway, water, sewer, electrical and railway improvements to include installation of a truck scale to establish the One Katahdin industrial park on the site of the former Great Norther Paper mill. Completion of the project will transform the regional economy and strengthen its resilience against natural and economic disasters by providing the modern infrastructure necessary to support new technology for wood fiber-based manufacturers such as cross-laminated timber, as well as high technology employers such as data centers, block-chain technology and other internet-based businesses. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 115 jobs and leverage $205 million in private investment.
    • $3,677,920 to the City of La Cross, Wisconsin, to fund the construction of three storm water lifts and one booster station in the city of La Crosse to improve the floodwater management infrastructure. These improvements will help maintain business continuity and attract future investment by protecting the value of the area and reducing risks associated with major rain events, which will strengthen the region’s economic resiliency. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $10 million in private investment.
    • $3,508,551 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Iniciativa Technologica Centro Oriental, Inc. and the Autonomous Municipality of Caguas, Caguas/Caguas County, Puerto Rico, to support the establishment of the Business Disaster Response Center to be located in Caguas, Puerto Rico to support businesses impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The center will support businesses located in 12 municipalities with disaster recovery, needed incubation space, supportive business education, and access to capital through the regional Community Development Financial Institution. The investment will support economic diversification, help to strengthen the region's resiliency and ultimately create jobs as well as sustain the local economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 324 jobs, save 360 jobs, and leverage $660,000 in private investment.
    • $3 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the City of Peotsa, Iowa, to fund the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility that serves the industrial and commercial park in Peosta, Iowa to support increased manufacturing operations. The expansion will provide long-term improvement to mitigate future disasters, to address capacity issues, and to help avoid disruption of commercial operation in the park, which will strengthen the region’s economic resiliency. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 183 jobs, save 274 jobs, and leverage $6.4 million in private investment.
    • $3 million to the Towanda Municipal Authority, Towanda, Pennsylvania, to fund the construction of a membrane filtration water treatment plant and associated site work and improvements in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, raw water transmission mains will be installed from the Roberts Field Wells and the Church Well to the new water filtration plant before it is distributed through the water mains. The investment will provide resources necessary to attract new companies and expand existing businesses, create higher-skilled, higher-wage jobs and help promote long-term manufacturing and private sector investment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 85 jobs and save 100 jobs.
    • $3 million to the Peralta Community College District, Oakland, California, to support the expansion and modernization of the current College of Alameda Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program facilities in Alameda County in Northern California. The AMT program plays a critical role in providing qualified aircraft technicians on which regional employers such as United Airlines and Alaska Airlines depend. This project will allow the program to expand the number of students it can serve each semester by providing additional instructional space and faculty offices, and bringing existing facilities up to code, which will lead to the creation of more higher-skill, higher-pay jobs for the region's workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,109 jobs and save 1,000 jobs.
    • $3 million to the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. and the Northern Forest Center, Inc., Greenville/Greenville County, South Carolina, to fund a cooperative agreement that will develop and implement a strategy for expanding the markets for forest products across the Northern Forest region of Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Northern Forest Center and EDA will collaborate with the Northern Border Regional Commission to assess the supply and demand for wood products, develop a strategy for expanding their markets, and provide funding through sub-grants for projects that support the growth of the wood products industry.
    • $3 million to the San Diego Electrical Training Trust, San Diego, California, to fund construction of the Imperial County Electrical Training Center, a facility to house a workforce training program in El Centro, California. The new center will have 10 classrooms, a lab for hands on instruction, storage room to house a computer server, office space, conference room, kitchen and restrooms. Completion of the project will help increase opportunities to develop the skill base of the region’s workforce, attract new investments, create jobs, and spur economic activity that will diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 332 jobs.
    • $2,258,559 to the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, Sheridan, Wyoming, to fund the construction of a new manufacturing facility at the Sheridan High Tech Park in Sheridan, Wyoming to expand operations for an existing local company. The project includes an insulated metal building structure, the purchase of equipment and materials, plumbing, electrical and data lines, and a fire suppression system. This investment supports the diversification of the economy, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $1.1 million in private investment.
    • $2.03 million to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, to fund the equipment purchase for the Cedar-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center in Los Angeles, California, which will enable the center to fill a gap in the process of cell manufacturing. The equipment will be used in a new biosciences lab, and also train workers in regenerative technology, which will help bioscience start-ups to flourish and lead to the creation of higher-skill, higher-wage jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 444 jobs and leverage $47 million in private investment.
    • $1.915 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to support the renovation of two vacant warehouse buildings to provide space for entrepreneurs in the creative industry in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The project includes cleaning, removal of materials, partial demolition, improvements to electrical infrastructure, mechanics, improvements to facade, interiors, signage, landscape and public space. The renovation will create multi-use office spaces, manufacturing, and commercial space for several companies in the area. Completion of the project will attract private investments, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs and leverage $1.5 million in private investment.
    • $1.89 million to the Juniata Business and Industry, Inc., Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, for expansion of the Juniata Industrial Park which includes approximately 30 acres, or 12 lots, to be developed for prospective manufacturing companies. The project will provide the necessary sewage, water, and fiber infrastructure that is needed to attract new businesses and allow existing manufacturing companies to expand. The investment will diversify the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 230 jobs.
    • $1,729,940 to the City of Potosi, Missouri, to fund natural gas line upgrades to increase capacity serving an industrial park in the City of Potosi. The upgrades will allow for new and expanding businesses to further develop and operate the existing gas line at a higher pressure, which will enhance the community assets that support job growth and economic stability throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 29 jobs, save 32 jobs, and leverage $10.4 million in private investment.
    • $1.6 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Texas, to fund the Process Technology Training Unit Project to provide state-of-the-art industrial training equipment to an equipment complex to be located outside and adjacent to the Sheila Umphrey Industrial Technology Center on the Lamar State College-Port Arthur campus in Port Arthur, Texas. The training center will assist students enrolled in the Process Operating and Instrumentation programs, and individuals currently employed in the regional petrochemical and chemical industries, which will increase the quality and quantity of the Port Arthur area workforce to aid recovery from Hurricane Harvey and establish resiliency for future natural disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 900 jobs.
    • $1.5 million to the City of Corinth and the Town of Burnsville, Corinth/Alcorn County, Mississippi, to fund water infrastructure improvements to increase the surface water supply to the Northeast Mississippi Waterfront Industrial Park in Alcorn county, Mississippi. The increased water supply is needed to sustain industrial development in the park and allow for economic development in the area. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 250 jobs and leverage $158.5 million in private investment.
    • $1,156,419 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the City of Jackson, Kentucky, to support the Lakeside Drive Water and Sewer Extensions Project which will extend water and sewer service into a prime development area in Breathitt County, Kentucky. This project will allow for future development of vacant acreage adjacent to the Kentucky River Medical Center and will support the opening of new restaurants and medical offices. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 43 jobs and save 391 jobs.
    • $801,824 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Centro Unido De Detallistas De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to support a technical assistance program for start-up, small and medium sized businesses throughout Puerto Rico. The program will provide business planning, access to capital, financial management, marketing, exporting, the development and dissemination of relevant educational materials, and planning and preparedness for continuity of operations in times of disaster and other significant disruptions. The investment will aid the island's recovery from the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and strengthen its economic resilience. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 60 jobs.
    • $400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to fund a technical assistance program to provide assistance to entrepreneurs in the creative industries to develop products and grow companies in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The proposed program’s objective is to retain, diversify and commercialize the innovation of the creative industries in the San Juan region by offering workshops, one-on-one mentorships, and networking opportunities. Completion of the project will support entrepreneurial business development, attract private investments, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 50 jobs, and leverage $1.5 million in private investment.
  • $2,667,471 in 21 Technical Assistance University Center projects, 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. The 20 new University Centers are as follows:

      Austin RO (10)=$1,128,500:
      The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,
      San Juan College (NM)
      Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
      University of Texas at Tyler
      University of Louisiana-Lafayette
      Southern University and A&M College System
      Science & Technology Corporation/University of New Mexico-Rain Forest
      University of Oklahoma
      University of Arkansas System
      Arkansas State University

      Denver RO (10) = $1.38 million:
      South Dakota State University
      University of North Dakota
      University of Nebraska
      University of Montana
      University of Missouri System
      University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
      Kansas State University
      Iowa State University of Science and Technology
      University of Northern Iowa
      Dixie State University (UT)

  • $4,872,165 in 37 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.
  • $11,523,522 in eight Public Works projects as follows:
    • $3 million to the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, for construction of the Lac du Flambeau Workforce Training and Business Development Center to help broaden access to workforce training with special emphasis on the trade, entrepreneurship and innovation in Lac du Flambeau. This project will help business development opportunities in the area and stimulate the local economy by increasing national and global outreach, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 40 jobs, save 30 jobs, and leverage $6 million in private investment.
    • $2 million to the Wallace State Community College-Hanceville and the Alabama Community College System, Hanceville/Cullman County, Alabama, to fund a new technical education center to house the college’s welding program and business incubator in Cullman County. The welding program upgrades will support and expand a resilient pipeline of sustainable technical education for the area. The proposed business incubator space will support the convergence of various community partners and resources to generate, launch and sustain innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 68 jobs and leverage $5,000 in private investment.
    • $1.8 million to the Brownsville Navigation District, Brownsville, Texas, to fund construction of a public assembly and erection pad to assist tenants in ship building industry and future companies with their construction and cargo operations’ needs in the Port of Brownsville. The investment will also improve and expand marine delivery and diversity of shipment, which will increase global competitiveness for Lower Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 700 jobs and leverage $3 million in private investment.
    • $1,743,558 to the Iowa State University Research Park and the City of Ames, Ames/Story County, Iowa, to fund roadway improvements and utilities to the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames. The expansion will help attract new companies to the area and address the regional need to recruit highly-skilled employees with an engineering and technical background, which will result in increased private investment and job creation for the local economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 450 jobs and leverage $10 million in private investment.
    • $1.2 million to the Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation and the City of Hidalgo, Hidalgo/Hidalgo County, Texas, to support construction of new public infrastructure, including a water and sewer system and new road to enhance development opportunities in the City of Hidalgo’s commercial and industrial sectors. The improvements will ease the long-term economic distress in the area and support private investment and job creation throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 100 jobs, save 100 jobs, and leverage $20 million in private investment.
    • $869,964 to the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas, to fund the extension of a roadway and construction of two parking lots in North Little Rock, Arkansas to enhance the opportunities for downtown retail stores, restaurants, cultural centers, and other local merchants. The improvements will help the growth and expansion opportunities in the Argenta district community and serve as a catalyst for new commercial and business development and job creation in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 182 jobs, save 118 jobs, and leverage $12 million in private investment.
    • $660,000 to Cleveland County and the Cleveland County Rural Water Users Association, Rison, Cleveland County, Arkansas, to fund infrastructure improvements to the water system south of the City of Rison, to accommodate the expansion and relocation of several major employers in Cleveland County. Completion of the project will allow a local farm to double its operations, supply products to a well-known poultry processing company and retain jobs. These improvements will help bring together the public and private sectors to create economic development, strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs, save 11 jobs, and leverage $5 million in private investment.
    • $250,000 to the Chinle Chapter Government, Chinle, Arizona, to support the architectural and engineering design of a facility to support small business enterprises in Chinle, Arizona, which is located on the Navajo Reservation. The Chinle Vendor Village Community Enterprise Development Planning Project will provide additional resources and amenities for small business enterprises, which will increase their economic capacity to help strengthen the regional economy and create employment opportunities for the region’s workforce in sustainable industries.
  • $6,922,341 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $2 million in Assistance to Coal Communities to the McCreary County Heritage Foundation, Inc., and the McCreary County Fiscal Court, Sterns/McCreary County, Kentucky, to fund construction improvements to the Big South Fork Scenic Railway to revitalize downtown Stearns. The project will construct retaining walls, improve drainage, replace tie and track along with other infrastructure upgrades. The revitalization will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in this region severely impacted by the decline in the coal industry.
    • $1.484 million in Assistance to Coal Communities to the City of Hazard and the Perry County Fiscal Court, Hazard/Perry County, Kentucky, to support construction of a natural gas line from a wellhead in central Perry County directly to the Coalfields Regional Industrial Park. Completion of the gas line will attract job providers to a community/region that has been adversely impacted by negative changes in the coal economy. The investment will promote regional economic growth and diversification and create jobs for displaced coal workers in the multi-county region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 1,500 jobs and leverage $100 million in private investment.
    • $1,000,300 to the Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, New Mexico, to support the construction of a Metrology and Materials Testing Center (MMTC) at Navajo Technical University to support recently displaced workers in the energy sector. The center will offer training in the following areas: 3D metal printing, machining, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. Once completed, this project will help the Navajo Nation by diversifying its economy, attracting investment, and supporting long-term job creation. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $15 million in private investment.
    • $844,941 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Telluride Foundation and the West End Economic Development Corporation, Telluride/San Miguel County, Colorado, to support the Telluride Foundation and the West End Economic Development Corporation with implementing the Advance West End program to build upon the area’s existing strengths in the agriculture industry and outdoor recreation. The project will consist of a business incubator program that will kick-start regional tourism, launch an agriculture makerspace for food production and distribution through a commercial kitchen space, and support new partnerships with philanthropy to drive skills development to meet businesses’ workforce needs. Once completed, this project will create sustainable economic growth and diversification for the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 17 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $637,000 in private investment.
    • $738,100 to the Flagship Enterprise Center, Anderson, Indiana, to fund improvements to the Flagship Manufacturing Center at the Flagship east building in Anderson, Indiana, including the construction of a mezzanine manufacturing floor, steel stairs with railings, offices, conference room, co-working and engineering spaces, lounge, kitchenette and restrooms. The project will help with the continued expansion of entrepreneurship and businesses in the area, which will boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 63 jobs, save 63 jobs, and leverage $5.67 million in private investment.
    • $600,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to Hidden Star Resources, Austin, Texas, to support Hidden Star Resources with helping start-up and small businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey recover and grow in Austin, Texas. The project will provide tools and resources that aids business planning, program outreach, technical assistance for entrepreneurs, and training opportunities for business retention. The investment will assist in the rebuilding of small businesses in hurricane affected areas and better prepare these businesses for future disasters, which will strengthen the region’s economic resiliency.
    • $159,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the South Central Planning and Development Commission, Houma, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a local disaster recovery manager to serve as a liaison between parishes, municipalities, and agencies in the South Central Louisiana region. The recovery manager will facilitate the development and implementation of economic recovery strategies and projects, which will help improve resiliency for future natural disasters and create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention.
    • $96,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, Popular Bluff, Missouri, to support the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission with the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator for Carter, Reynolds, Ripley and Wayne counties in Missouri to manage recovery projects responsive to damage caused by the regional flooding in 2017. The Coordinator is critical in helping to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region by functioning as the liaison for the community, which will lead to the development of strategies to mitigate job loss and create resiliency for future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs.
  • $333,326 in three Technical Assistance University Center projects to support a five-year University Center 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.
  • $1.755 million in nine 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.
  • $959,557 in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $500,000 to the Town of Huntland, Tennessee, to fund the construction of a municipal sewage system to adequately treat sewage that is needed to facilitate the expansion of a hardwood lumber manufacturer in the area. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 21 jobs, save 76 jobs, and leverage $7 million in private investment.
    • $459,557 to the City of Talladega, Alabama, to fund the construction of sewer infrastructure to support operation of a new Southern pine lumber manufacturing plant. The project will include new gravity and main sewer lines, new manholes, and a pumping station to support the operation of a new Georgia-Pacific sawmill. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create economic development, strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 110 jobs and leverage $100 million in private investment.
  • $3,287,332 in 10 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $750,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the City of Hinesville Development Authority and the Georgia State University, Liberty County, Georgia, to fund the establishment of a business incubator adjacent to the new county public library and within close proximity to the new Georgia Southern University - Liberty Campus. The incubator will focus on start-up companies engaged in computer system design, scientific research and development services, specialized computer and graphic design services and architectural, engineering and related services. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs.
    • $616,758 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Bedford County Chamber Foundation, Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, to fund the Russell House Business and Education Center project, which includes the renovation of a historic landmark in Bedford, Pennsylvania and its re-purposing into a facility to assist with an increased demand for entrepreneurial space in the area. The new facility will serve as a business incubator by providing office space to entrepreneurs, businesses, non-profit organizations, and students of the Bedford County region, which will expand the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and lead to the creation of higher paying jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs.
    • $463,000 to the Town of Fairfax, Vermont, to fund extension of municipal water and wastewater access to a multi-tenant industrial/commercial building in Franklin county, Vermont. The project will include installation of a water main, valves, hydrants and other appurtenances to complete the water access design. Completion of the project will also provide future opportunities for additional parcels to access water and wastewater services. The investment will diversify the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 189 jobs and leverage $3 million in private investment.
    • $452,500 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Woodlands Development Corporation, Elkins, West Virginia, to support technical assistance to small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs in the Monongahela National Forest region in Randolph county, West Virginia. The proposed project scope will provide case management and specialty one-on-one technical assistance, as well as group training to small and mid-size, growth-focused and start-up businesses with the ability to create/retain jobs. A regional market demand analysis will also be completed to identify investment opportunities to improve recreational access and opportunities. The investment will diversify the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 329 jobs, save 203 jobs, and leverage $6 million in private investment.
    • $300,000 to the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District 529, Olney, Illinois, to fund upgrades to the workforce training facilities at three campus locations within the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) district. The enhancements will take place at the IECCs West Richland Center in Noble, the Olney Central College in Olney and Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel. The improvements will include new infrastructure and equipment to expand and modernize the programs. This project helps to address the region’s workforce needs by providing advanced skills training and competencies needed by regional employers to support existing and expanding businesses. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 85 jobs.
    • $250,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Region 4 PDC, Summersville, West Virginia, to support development of a comprehensive broadband service study to assist eleven counties in the heart of the coalfields of West Virginia and covers the geographic boundaries of both the Region IV and Region I Economic Development Districts. The study will include an overall needs analysis and compilation, a full listing of existing broadband providers including their respective service areas and capabilities, an overall map of broadband facilities and finally provide recommendations for the most cost effective and efficient broadband system, which will allow access to fully functional and affordable internet for the coal impacted regions in the state. The investment will help diversify the regional economy and create jobs.
    • $190,916 to the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, to support five Tribal Nations in Texas and Louisiana with building their economic development capacity by developing, adopting and implementing Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) plans. Once completed, the Tribal Nations will have a wide range of regional economic, social, demographic, and related data to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, create jobs and support private capital investment.
    • $112,858 to the City of St. Cloud, Minnesota, to support the City of St. Cloud with the hiring of an economic recovery coordinator to complete an analysis of the economic needs of the City after the closure of a local manufacturing plant. This investment will support efforts for quicker damage assessments, proactive measures and recovery efforts to help the City become more economically resilient in the face of the pending plant closure, 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 300 jobs, save 4,285 jobs, and leverage $60 million in private investment.
    • $100,000 to the City of Marshalltown, Iowa, to support the City of Marshalltown with exploring processes, organizational needs and mechanics to utilize the Opportunity Zone as a tool for economic resiliency and disaster recovery. Once completed, a comprehensive recovery plan for the area will be a resource for property owners and developers seeking a great area to invest in, which will have a long-term economic impact on the community by providing a guide for future downtown development.
    • $51,300 to the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Durango, Colorado, to support the Region 9 Economic Development District with expanding the duties of the current Disaster Recovery Coordinator to develop a resiliency plan for existing businesses and identify opportunities for economic diversification in the City of Silverton, Colorado. The Coordinator is critical in helping to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region by continuing to function as the liaison for the community, which will lead to the development of strategies to mitigate job loss and create resiliency for future disasters.
  • $310,000 in two 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.
  • $485,771 in four Technical Assistance projects as follows:
    • $299,997 to the Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to fund technical assistance to Native American communities across the state of Minnesota to establish the foundation for a statewide inter-tribal council. This project will help expand economic development capacity in Indian communities in Minnesota and provide new strategic initiatives, projects and programs to improve the Tribes and the community’s economy.
    • $75,000 to the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, to fund the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) Broadband Planning Initiative to identify opportunities for developing a public fiber network that will connect communities and businesses in the EUP area. Once completed, the plan will provide a roadmap that would help improve residential access, increase reliability and security for private business, and municipal, educational, and healthcare institutions, and facilitate growth among telecommunication providers, which will further broadband infrastructure in the region.
    • $60,774 to the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Hazel Crest, Illinois, to fund the Chicago Southland Center for Smart Logistics, which is a business plan to delineate the mission, tasks, and operational budget for the potential establishment of a Chicago Southland Center for Smart Intermodal Logistics. This investment will assist the region with developing a plan to boost economic growth in the area, which will lead to the creation of jobs to strengthen the regional economy.
    • $50,000 to the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance, Inc., Taylor, Michigan, to fund local technical assistance for a social network analysis of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeast Michigan. The study will identify strengths and gaps in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, provide an asset map of the available resources, analyze the connectedness of the resources, and identify opportunities to collaborate and align systems and services to support entrepreneurs. Once completed, this study will bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • $3,571,070 in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $2,015,395 to the County of Jackson and the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees, Sylva, North Carolina, to fund the construction of a workforce training facility known as the Health Sciences Occupations Building, serving Western North Carolina and will be located on the main campus of Southwestern Community College. The facility will provide a home for programs leading to occupations in the Health Sciences as a means of enhancing employment opportunities in the region. The clinic within the new facility will not only provide students with an opportunity for firsthand clinical practice experience but will also provide much needed medical services to the community. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 236 jobs, save 127 jobs, and leverage $1.25 million in private investment.
    • $1,555,675 to the City of Baldwyn, Mississippi, to fund needed upgrades to the City of Baldwyn's high-pressure natural gas transmission system. The proposed natural gas line upgrade will provide the City the ability to provide continued, reliable gas service to current customers, as well as allow the region to remain globally competitive and attractive to incoming industries. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 425 jobs, save 1,439 jobs, and leverage $56.6 million in private investment.
  • $34,311,343 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $32 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Tallahassee, Florida, to fund a revolving loan fund (RLF) to assist businesses repair, replace, and/or improve operations that were disrupted by Hurricane Irma in the state of Florida. The RLF will establish or expand operations in order to meet an increased demand for products or services that support recovery from the impact of the hurricane. The investment will provide access to affordable capital for business start-up or expansion in the state to encourage job creation, retention, high paying jobs, economic diversification and economic stability.
    • $600,000 to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to fund a comprehensive study and analysis of marine science and technology sectors in the advancement of regional job creation, business and industrial expansion, and exporting of goods in Bristol county, Massachusetts. The investment supports the development of a formal Massachusetts Science and Technology Cluster Alliance where relevant regional institutions, businesses, and universities can work collaboratively to support the Marine Science and Technology Supercluster development in Southeastern Massachusetts. The project will address unemployment, facilitate the creation of long term, high wage employment opportunities, and diversify the regional economy providing a substantial direct benefit to the region.
    • $592,357 to the University of Arkansas World Trade Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, to support the World Trade Center in Arkansas with promoting the increase of exports, job growth and retention by assisting small businesses and companies offset the cost of expanding in the international marketplace. This investment will provide funds for expert trade staff to accompany the local businesses to trade shows and missions to help defray the costs of trade booths, which will improve the state’s economic health and strengthen the region’s long-term global trade development. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10,000 jobs, save 350,000 jobs, and leverage $5 million in private investment.
    • $330,566 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts, to fund equipment upgrades and improvements to the Town of Somerset's drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities in Bristol county, Massachusetts. The upgrades will serve as a catalyst and incentive to enable the town to attract and encourage new development and expansion opportunities for redevelopment of Brayton Point and Montaup Power sites. In addition to providing the neighboring communities of Dighton and Swansea with sewer services to enable additional economic development, the project will also provide employment opportunities and generate new local tax revenues to offset some of the economic downturns the area has experienced recently.
    • $304,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, to fund a disaster resiliency plan that assists the United States Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research to develop a Post-Disaster Resiliency Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and Tourism Master Plan. The planning strategy will focus on reconstruction and rebuilding towards resiliency while diversifying the economy to promote a quick recovery and make it more hardened to withstand future impacts of economic, natural, and other disasters. The investment will support economic diversification and economic stability.
    • $289,420 to Northern Vermont University, Lyndonville, Vermont, to fund technical assistance to competitively procure, deploy and deliver an effective full-time entrepreneur in residence and part-time facilities coordinator for its new co-working facility in the heart of Lyndonville, Vermont. The positions will provide business coaching, technical assistance, and development services promoting a state of the art rural co-working space, through peer-based learning and networking opportunities within an entrepreneurial environment to foster next generation job and wealth creation. Specific attention will be given to help traditional forestry-based and value-added agriculture businesses. Once completed, this project will help the local area diversify its economy, attract investment, and support long-term job creation. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 58 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.
    • $195,000 to the Northern Maine Development Commission, Caribou, Maine, to support the establishment of the Entrepreneurial Technical Assistance Center to encourage and assist entrepreneurs in starting and growing businesses in Aroostook and Washington counties in Maine. The Center will deliver a comprehensive program of technical assistance, training and mentoring in all business-related disciplines, including business planning and access to capital. Once completed, this project will help the local area diversify its economy, attract investment, and support long-term job creation. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs.
  • $12,999,999.10 in 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms projects 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:
    • $1,483,058.90 to the Regents of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, to fund the activities of the Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Boulder, CO, which serves import-impacted firms located in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,373,910.90 to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, to fund the activities of the Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Los Angeles, CA, which serves import-impacted firms located in Arizona, Hawaii, California, and Nevada, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,286,622.40 to the Trade Task Group, Seattle, Washington, to fund the activities of the Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Seattle, WA, which serves import-impacted firms located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,243,455.90 to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, to fund the activities of the Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Atlanta, GA, 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.
    • $1,155,374.40 to the Mid-Atlantic Employers’ Association, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, to fund the activities of the Mid-Atlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in King of Prussia, PA, which serves import-impacted firms located in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,145,078 to the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, to fund the activities of the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in San Antonio, TX, which serves import-impacted firms located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,128,912.90 to the University of Missouri System, Columbia, Missouri, to fund the activities of the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Columbia, MO, which serves import-impacted firms located in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,075,632 to the Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to fund the activities of the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Ann Arbor, MI, which serves import-impacted firms located in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,027,467.40 to the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc., North Billerica, Massachusetts, to fund the activities of the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in North Billerica, MA, which serves import-impacted firms located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $1,090,998.40 to Applied Strategies International, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, to fund the activities of the Midwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Chicago, IL, which serves import-impacted firms located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
    • $989,487.90 to the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, to fund the activities of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in Binghamton, NY, which serves import-impacted firms located in New Jersey, New York, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to strengthen their competitiveness in the worldwide marketplace.
  • $50,000 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.
  • $48,036 in one Technical Assistance project to the North Carolina Coastal Federation, Newport, North Carolina, to support a feasibility study for North Carolina shellfish Mariculture infrastructure. The project aims at studying the feasibility of developing and/or constructing a network of coastal land-based supporting facilities to build capacity in communities vulnerable to a variety of climate-related disturbances. These facilities would provide Mariculturists and other fishers with access to working waters and a place to store, refrigerate and process sea products. The proposed facilities will provide support and incentives to increase production capacity in this industry.
  • $3.49 million in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $3 million to the County of Cape May, New Jersey, to fund the construction of a multi-tenant building specifically designed for the needs of companies in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry. The building with proposed parking area, access roads and expansion of storm water facilities will be located within the Cape May County Airport. The project will provide stability for economic development through long-term intergovernmental and public/private collaboration that supports the growth of the emerging UAS industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 130 jobs and leverage $1.9 million in private investment.
    • $490,000 to the City of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, to fund the North Electrical Substation Improvement project to increase power reliability and capacity that the City of Sallisaw can provide to industry and meet the increasing demands of businesses in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. The project will support job retention and business expansions, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 694 jobs.
  • $11,992,724 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $5,584,880 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Foundation for Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to support long-term recovery planning for six regions in Puerto Rico outside of San Juan that were impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The investment will provide technical assistance to create a destination plan for each region, build the capacity of existing small and medium size businesses, assist with the creation of new tourism related companies and provide workshops promoting business continuity and preparedness. The plan will also assist with sustainability in each region and establish strong relationships with local leaders, government and the business community to increase resiliency and preparedness for future catastrophic events. The grantee estimates that this investment will create 24 jobs, save 432 jobs, and leverage $80,000 in private investment.
    • $1,944,940 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to Berkeley County, South Carolina, to fund the construction of core infrastructure to provide reliable, resilient water service to Camp Hall Park Berkeley County, South Carolina to support current production and new expansion of a car manufacturing facility. The scope of work will consist of the installation of a new water line which will connect the Dorchester and Berkeley county water systems, a master meter station, a booster pump station and all associated appurtenances. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,910 jobs and leverage $520 million in private investment.
    • $1,550,104 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, to fund site and infrastructure improvements to support the development of Pittsburgh Yards. This project is expected to provide a mixture of commercial and light industrial space, including office space, storage, commercial kitchen space, farming and limited shared retail store frontage along the Atlanta BeltLine for businesses that employ residents from neighboring communities. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 270 jobs and leverage $20 million in private investment.
    • $1.41 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the City of Hawkinsville, Georgia, to fund upgrades to the Hawkinsville North Water Pollution Control Plant to accommodate waste loads generated by an expanding industry and a new business locating to the Hawkinsville Highway 247 Industrial and Distribution Park. The improvements will open up acres of available land at the park for industrial development. The investment will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 82 jobs and leverage $53 million in private investment.
    • $1.2 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the City of Port Lavaca, Texas, to fund the repair of infrastructure in the Harbor of Refuge on the southeastern boundary of Port Lavaca, Texas. This investment will support the retention of existing businesses by providing a safe location for boats to transport commerce during storms and disasters. Completion of the project will lead to the capitalization on new opportunities and creation of jobs to diversify and strengthen the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 30 jobs and leverage $250,000 in private investment.
    • $250,000 to Snowy Mountain Development Corporation, Lewistown, Montana, to support the establishment of a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for gap financing to businesses in Fergus, Judith Basin, Petroleum, Golden Valley, Musselshell, and Wheatland counties, Montana. The RLF will target agricultural producers and related businesses that were impacted by the drought and the reduced air quality due to the wildfires, which will provide economic stability and growth for the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs, save 40 jobs, and leverage $2 million in private investment.
    • $52,800 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Tallahassee, Florida, to support the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in its efforts to help businesses recover from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Irma, through a combination of preventative measures developed to assist communities to better prepare for emergencies. The investment will aid in the development of rapid response initiatives and also develop an effective, real-time communication mechanism that brings together federal, state, and local governmental entities, as well as economic development and community-based organizations to respond to such emergencies.
  • $772,000 in 14 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.
  • $245,125 in two Technical Assistance projects as follows:
    • $143,025 to the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, to support the second year of a five-year University Center Economic Development 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.
    • $102,100 to the University of Arkansas System, Little Rock, Arkansas, to support the Arkansas Economic Development Institute with conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the potential for a leadership institute in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas-Oklahoma (ArkLaTexoma) region. The curriculum will teach the necessary leadership skills and address three areas of focus: talent, technology and tolerance to enhance economic development opportunities for the ArkLaTexoma regional community.
  • $1,975,800 in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $1,975,800 to the Delaware Technical and Community College, Dover, Delaware, to support the construction of a building for a diesel and automotive technician training center to be known as the Delaware Technical Community College's Automotive Center of Excellence. The training center will include two classrooms, an office, a tool room, two training garages and related appurtenances. The new facility will allow the college to provide certification in this specialized field to address the critical need for diesel mechanics in the area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 43 jobs, save 44 jobs, and leverage $1.5 million in private investment.
  • $859,490 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $330,790 in Assistance to Coal Communities to WestCare Kentucky, Inc., Ashcamp, Kentucky, to fund renovation of a facility that will serve as a residential substance abuse treatment program for women and therapeutic child care. The project will include a new HVAC system, plumbing, electrical infrastructure and all associated appurtenances. The renovated facility will offer programs that provide professional, licensed, evidence based, gender-specific programming for women and ongoing workforce development services for clients from across the Central Appalachian region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs and leverage $800,000 in private investment.
    • $250,000 to the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to fund a feasibility study and economic planning project that will benefit areas of Dona Ana County and the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The study will identify assets in the local economy to leverage for potential future investments that will result in developing an industry cluster to increase business capacity and create new, higher paying job opportunities for the region’s workforce.
    • $159,000 to the Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a regional economic disaster recovery manager to support a regional approach to disaster preparedness by assisting with the development and implementation of 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.
    • $69,700 in Assistance to Coal Communities to Warrior Creek Development, War, West Virginia, to fund a feasibility study for a maker space in Welch, West Virginia. The study is needed to determine market demand, define necessary resources, development of a business plan, and most importantly to determine the financial sustainability of this proposed maker space. A preliminary engineering and environmental analysis of the potential site will also be included in the study. Once implemented, the project will create new businesses and jobs in the region.
    • $50,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to FIVCO Area Development district, Grayson, Kentucky, to fund an economic impact study for a five-county region in eastern Kentucky. The focus areas of the study include looking at infrastructure needs for future growth, impact from higher wages and lowered unemployment within the region, workforce development/educational impacts, transportation/commuting needs, impact to related economic sectors, cluster development potential, and ways to harness the resulting positive economic impact from the aluminum/aerospace/automotive industry. Completion of the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs.
  • $225,000 in three 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.
  • $8,866,032 in five Public Works projects as follows:
    • $2.8 million to the City of Brewton, Alabama, to fund construction of new water and sewer facilities that will essentially serve the City of Brewton and outlying areas in the region. The project will include the construction of water and sewer infrastructure that will adequately supply and benefit a new high tech business in the area. It will upgrade and expand the existing services currently available to allow future growth and economic development. Completion of the project will enable the region to become more economically diversified and resilient by supporting needed infrastructure improvements. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 300 jobs and leverage $5.9 million in private investment.
    • $2 million to Davie County, North Carolina, to fund infrastructure improvements to serve the Eastern Davie Sewer Area located in the northeastern part of Davie County, North Carolina. The improvements will support the development and growth of the medical and manufacturing cluster industries throughout the region by providing additional capacity for commercial and economic growth and mitigate business disruption. Completion of the project will support job creation and leverage private investment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 187 jobs and leverage $23.12 million in private investment.
    • $1,819,227 to the Provo City Corporation, Provo, Utah, to fund the construction of new infrastructure to the Mountain Vista Business Park in Provo, Utah. The project includes new road and utilities to help further develop an emerging tech and manufacturing campus at the Park. The improvements will help strengthen and enhance the advanced manufacturing cluster, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 450 jobs and leverage $35 million in private investment.
    • $1,416,805 to the Borough of Paulsboro, New Jersey, to support the installation of a new water main to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal and distribution center within the terminal property, providing potable water and fire protection to the site that currently has no water services. The new water line will not only provide for fire suppression, spills and other emergency needs that may arise but it will also provide ballast for all vessels loading and unloading at the Port. The investment will create jobs and attract new investments in the county. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $10 million in private investment.
    • $830,000 to the City of Rockland, Maine, to support the construction of components, repairs and upgrades to the City of Rockland's commercial fish pier, to ensure that it remains available as a key resource to the Mid-Coast fishing and lobstering community. The project includes repairing and resurfacing the pier, replacing fendering piles and camels, stabilizing the storage area, upgrading the electrical system and adjacent dredging to an approximate depth of eight feet at all tides. The investment will support retention and creation of jobs in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 86 jobs.
  • $9,103,376 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $4.442 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to fund construction of a facility to be known as The Forward Center, a disaster resistant building to aid in disaster recovery efforts in the region. The Forward Center will house up to 60 high technology startups, a science & technology and manufacturing company. It will provide space to conduct research and development and prototyping activity for the development of neuro-modulators medical devices. Completion of the project will help promote long-term science and technology manufacturing and private sector investment in businesses in the designated geographic area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 675 jobs.
    • $2,561,376 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the Hazard Community and Technical College, the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and the Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Versailles, Kentucky, to fund the development and implementation of a fast-track advanced manufacturing training program across sixteen counties and three community colleges. The program will be designed to meet the immediate and future needs of the manufacturing industry in the region. The investment will encourage job growth and business expansion in manufacturing including advanced, sustainable and supply chain manufacturing. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 261 jobs.
    • $1 million in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, Gulfport, Mississippi, to fund re-capitalization of an existing Revolving Loan Fund that provides loans to small businesses in Harrison county, Mississippi. The project will not only assist businesses repair, replace, and/or improve operations that were disrupted by Hurricane Nate, but will also help to establish or expand operations in order to meet an increased demand for products or services that support recovery from the impacts of hurricane and other storms in multiple counties located on the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi. Completion of the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 168 jobs, save 59 jobs, and leverage $4.875 million in private investment.
    • $600,000 to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, to support the Biomedical Research Foundation with creating the Entrepreneur Accelerator Program to provide personalized, advocacy-oriented business assistance to additional parishes in North Louisiana. This investment will expand existing services to provide product-based start-ups for local businesses, which will promote job growth and diversify the region’s economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs, save 100 jobs, and leverage $15 million in private investment.
    • $500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (Recinto Universitario Mayaguez), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to fund a technical assistance program to support business recovery and development in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. It will serve at least 300 municipalities, non-profits, and governmental entities currently engaged with business recovery efforts due to the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria that impacted thousands of businesses in the region. Completion of the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs.
  • $280,000 in three 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.
  • $1.318 million in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $703,00 to the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency and the Town of Hounsfield, New York, to assist the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency and the Town of Hounsfield to install water, sewer, storm water management, and fiber-optic cable necessary for business development at Watertown International Airport. The investment will create jobs and a portfolio of shovel-ready sites to attract new investments in Jefferson County. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 40 jobs, save 90 jobs, and leverage $3.5 million in private investment.
    • $615,000 to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and the Brunswick Sewer District, Brunswick, Maine, to fund the repair and upgrade of three sanitary sewer pump stations to make them suitable for industrial and commercial use in Cumberland County. The project scope of work will include the installation of a portable generator, new electrical components, replacement of lighting fixtures and removal of existing fuel tanks. The replacement of the three sewer pump stations will enable the re-use of existing commercial and industrial facilities in the area and create high quality jobs.
  • $686,445 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $240,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Bartow, Florida, to fund the Central Florida Aviation Industries Cluster, collaboration, feasibility and strategic plan to support economic diversification targeting Polk and Highlands counties in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The goal of the project is to pave the way for coordinated efforts to build an aviation hub that will provide the ability to be competitive in a global market, create stable long term jobs, and offer training in aviation related skills.
    • $206,545 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Fort Myers, Florida, to support the development of a regional sustainability implementation study for small and mid-sized farms in Southwest Florida. Completion of the study will create a market contact list, regional brand, a marketing strategy, a food safety plan template, and an initial marketing implementation. The market research will not only open opportunities to sell directly to new buyers but it will also be a valuable research opportunity to learn about the needs of buyers and consumers.
    • $180,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to West Florida Regional Planning Council, Pensacola, Florida, to fund a Disaster Recovery Coordinator to manage recovery projects responsive to damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the City of Pensacola. This investment will allow local leaders to develop a plan that will lead the region forward, help accomplish and directly assist the implementation of the identified resilience and diversification strategies.
    • $59,500 in Assistance to Coal Communities funds to the Pike County Fiscal Court, Pikeville, Kentucky, to fund the development of a county-wide broadband implementation plan that builds upon the feasibility study and implementation plan undertaken by the City of Pikeville. The Pike County Strategic Broadband Plan project will provide county leaders a roadmap for serving local residents and the business community with reliable, affordable broadband service in a phased approach based upon feasibility criteria developed. This investment will help the county capitalize on its strengths and opportunities related to long-term economic development, create or enhance an environment that is conducive to job growth, improve infrastructure and overall community development to improve the quality of life.
  • $116,667 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to support the third year of a five-year University Center 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.
  • $362,000 in four 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.
  • $1,143,012 in three Public Works projects as follows:
    • $500,000 to the City of Corsicana, Texas, to support sanitary sewer main and lift station improvements for a light industrial park along I-45 in Corsicana, Texas. The park is a prime site for businesses in the regional manufacturing and logistics cluster and with these improvements, the park is expected to accommodate new industrial and distribution/ warehousing facilities. This investment will assist the region with providing new job opportunities to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $7 million in private investment.
    • $393,812 to the Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska, to support the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha with establishing an education and training hub for digital design, prototyping and sustainable technology. The project includes the remodel and retrofit of an existing facility to expand and enhance hands-on, experimental learning, which will result in job opportunities and economic development for the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 450 jobs.
    • $249,200 to Mount Pleasant City, Utah, to support the expansion of an existing airport industrial park in Mount Pleasant, Utah. The improvements include roadway surface upgrades and a culinary waterline and sanitary sewer extension, which will enable companies to expand their existing manufacturing businesses. Completion of the project will support job creation and leverage private investment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $1.15 million in private investment.
  • $861,944 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $661,944 to the Independent School District No. 1 of Nez Perce County and the Clearwater Economic Development Association, Lewiston, Idaho, to fund the acquisition of equipment and technology to support the career and technical education programs including engineering technology, precision machining, auto mechanics, construction, and health occupations to school districts in Lewiston. The new resources will address the region’s demand for more high-skilled workers, which will result in the creation and retention of jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 243 jobs, save 144 jobs, and leverage $9.1 million in private investment.
    • $200,000 to the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo, California, to fund a feasibility study to determine the economic impact of recent severe storms and flooding and the closure of a nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California. The Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Strategy will provide information that will help the county focus its economic efforts widely and be a roadmap to providing long-term benefits for county residents and businesses, which will strengthen the regional economy.
  • $630,000 in three 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.
  • $555,000 in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $400,000 to the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Alexandria, Louisiana, to fund the purchase and renovation of a building for the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance to develop the Center for Innovation and Prosperity in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana. The center will offer day-to-day job and entrepreneur skills development, advance growth of small business and innovation in globally competitive environments, and benefit from public and private partnerships. The investment will help to diversify the regional economy by driving the skills and capacities of workers and entrepreneurs alike in higher technology enterprises. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 250 jobs and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
    • $155,000 to the Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to assist the Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation in expanding its Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE). The CCE Food and Baking Consortium is a public-private partnership with anchor institutions to increase local food sourcing and procurement. It will facilitate access to private capital investments for CCE clients and provide capacity building and technical assistance for business development and job creation. The improvements will help promote market access for goods manufactured by minority and/or disadvantaged food businesses in the designated geographic area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 300 jobs.
  • $430,000 in four 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.
  • $575,804 in five Technical Assistance University Center projects to support the second year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • $12,615,908 for 11 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $2,272,895 to America’s Central Port District, Granite City, Illinois, to fund the construction of a rail spur, rail uploading pit and driveway improvements to serve the primary harbor storage building at America’s Central Port Manufacturing and Transportation Facility in Granite City, Illinois. In addition, the project will repair and renovate the site to allow the Port to attract new tenants to the property, which will bring in new investment, jobs, and related economic activity to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 16 jobs, save 32 jobs, and leverage $1.2 million in private investment.
    • $2,142,247 to the City of Waukegan, Illinois, to fund critical infrastructure to support the redevelopment of roadway to serve and improve industrial property in the City of Waukegan, Illinois. Once completed, the project will help to create and retain jobs, and generate private investment to assist the City with its resiliency efforts. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 8 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $3 million in private investment.
    • $2,031,480 to the Trustees of James Sprunt Community College, North Carolina, to fund construction of the James Sprunt Community College Health Education Facility in Duplin County, North Carolina. The project will build a two-story classroom, lab facility and workforce training space to facilitate the expansion of the licensed practical nursing and registered nursing programs. Completion of the project will foster development of a skilled workforce in a rural economically disadvantaged region that has been impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 111 jobs and leverage $12 million in private investment.
    • $1.624 million to the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to fund an entrepreneurial assistance and accelerator program that will deliver technical assistance and support through centers located in San Juan. The project will establish three business assistance centers to support entrepreneurs and business owners with the basic services needed to continue their operations during disaster recovery. The centers will provide co-working space, access to shared services, business training and technical assistance, and support in product development and commercialization. Completion of the project will foster conditions that support job creation and strengthen Puerto Rico’s devastated entrepreneurial environment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 90 jobs and save 60 jobs.
    • $1.5 million to the City of Johnson City, Tennessee, to fund construction of wastewater improvements to support the expansion of a flooring manufacturing business and provide necessary infrastructure for industries to expand and locate in the City of Johnson City. Completion of the project will enable business enterprises in the area to operate more efficiently and expand their economic capacity, which will foster conditions that support the creation of jobs and leverage private investments. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs, save 200 jobs, and leverage $9 million in private investment.
    • $990,700 to the Henderson County Fiscal Court and the City of Henderson, Kentucky, to fund expansion of Ohio Drive in Henderson County, Kentucky, to meet the current and planned transportation needs of the existing local industries. The project will expand the current road width, add a center turn lane and improve the efficiencies of supply-line deliveries and outgoing shipments. Completion of the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create and economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support capital investment and create jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 39 jobs, save 270 jobs, and leverage $8.3 million in private investment.
    • $969,000 to the City of Lake Norden, South Dakota, to support the improvement of the City of Lake Norden’s drinking water system including the development of new wellfield, piping from the wellfield to the water treatment facility, and other infrastructure improvements. Once completed, the project will allow manufacturing companies to expand its production facilities, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 125 jobs and leverage $220.67 million in private investment.
    • $686,586 to the North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation and the City of North Sioux, South Dakota, to fund construction of an access road, water main, and storm sewer in the Flynn Business Park North in North Sioux City, South Dakota. Completion of the project will allow current companies located in the park to expand as well as attract new companies, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 33 jobs, save 8 jobs, and leverage $12.8 million in private investment.
    • $180,000 to the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission, Victoria, Texas, to fund the hiring of a Regional Disaster Recovery Management Team to serve all Hurricane Harvey communities and local governments within the Golden Crescent Region in the State of Texas. The Team will serve as liaisons between local, state, and federal partners in order to speed the recovery process through strategic technical assistance and local capacity augmentation for the highly impacted area. This investment will help facilitate the economic resiliency component of the regional comprehensive economic development strategy, which will prepare and equip the region with mitigation and reliance tools that will reduce the interruption of operations caused by future natural disaster events.
    • $159,000 to the Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning and Development Commission, Lake Charles, Louisiana, to fund the hiring of a Regional Economic Disaster Recovery Manager to mitigate the continued hurricane, flooding and disaster impacts and facilitate recovery for the Imperial Calcasieu region in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Through the aid of the regional disaster manager other assistance will include emergency preparedness training, development of crisis communication plans, and business analysis impact studies. 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.
    • $60,000 to the Perry County Fiscal Court, Hazard, Kentucky, to support planning for the implementation of the Drone Port of Kentucky project. The investment will help to provide the necessary resources to initiate a study and implement a long-term, job-creation, aerospace, advanced manufacture testing and educational center in southeastern Kentucky. Completion of the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, create jobs and support private capital investment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs, save 155 jobs, and leverage $12.5 million in private investment.
  • $9,516,710 in six Public Works projects as follows:
    • $3 million to the City of Chelsea, Massachusetts, to support the reconstruction of critical infrastructure roadway to serve the New England Produce Cluster in the City of Chelsea, Massachusetts. The improvements will assist the City in recruiting businesses, replace existing old infrastructure and install new road components. Completion of the project will support job creation and leverage private investment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,000 jobs, save 1,200 jobs, and leverage $8.697 million in private investment.
    • $2,116,710 to the Bishop Paiute Tribe, Bishop, California, to fund the design and installation of infrastructure improvements including land clearance and excavation, parking, water, sewer, and storm drains to support the retail center and business incubator construction in Bishop, California. Once completed, this project will attract tourist to the City, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 98 jobs and leverage $5 million in private investment.
    • $1.3 million to the West St. Mary Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District and the South Louisiana Community College, Franklin, Louisiana, to fund the construction of an industrial training facility that will offer state-of-the-art aluminum fabrication training to meet the needs of local marine industry employers in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Completion of the project will help bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private investment and create jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 120 jobs.
    • $1.1 million to Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to fund roadway infrastructure to the Louisiana State University Innovation Park that currently is home to 44 companies, the student and small business incubator and over 250 employees. This project will assist in the expansion of the Park by providing a new access road to open up 150 acres of land to accommodate up to 42 additional companies. The improvements will expand the capacity of the Park and serve as a catalyst for new commercial and industrial development and job creation in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 2,100 jobs and leverage $80 million in private investment.
    • $1 million to Partnership for Community Action, Albuquerque, New Mexico, to fund construction of a new building in a Social Enterprise Center to be used as a source for community led economic development benefitting the local economy in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Once completed, the facility will provide resources that focus on professional development, direct manufacturing, entrepreneurship training, and related workforce education. This project will make it possible for entrepreneurs and small business enterprises to be more operationally efficient, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 43 jobs.
    • $1 million to the El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso, Texas, to support the development of infrastructure for a light industrial park servicing the advanced logistics cluster within the Borderplex region of El Paso, Texas. The investment will prepare the site for the increase of industrial and international commerce by providing new construction of a water and sewer main, lift station, and warehouses. Once completed, this project will help bring together the public and private sectors and create an economic development roadmap that strengthens the regional economy, supports private capital investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 140 jobs.
  • $188,000 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $100,000 to the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians, White Earth, Minnesota, to fund the White Earth Integrated Business Development System Feasibility Study to evaluate the potential for a workforce and business development facility on the reservation. The facility will serve as a one-stop educational center, offering workforce training, entrepreneurial supports and a business incubator for tribal members and other residents from northwestern Minnesota, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
    • $48,000 to the Darlington County Water and Sewer Authority, Darlington, South Carolina, to fund a disaster resiliency plan for Darlington County Water and Sewer Authority in Darlington County. The project will include a comprehensive inventory of the water and sewer assets and deficiencies at industrial sites in the area. Completion of the project will assist the applicant to effectively leverage its capacity and assets to support economic growth and diversification, mitigate impacts from natural disasters and ensure business continuation in the region.
    • $40,000 to the City of North Miami, Florida, to fund a disaster resiliency plan for the City of North Miami, Miami-Dade County, to conduct a target industry cross-section analysis and implementation strategy. The plan will provide a clear strategy that will identify which types of industries and businesses to target for development, attraction, and foreign direct investment within the City. Completion of the project will strengthen the long-term economic infrastructure of the region and help maintain economic resilience in the wake of future natural disasters.
  • $2.525 million in 35 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.
  • $1.298 million in 11 Technical Assistance University Center projects to support the second year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • $1,658,560 in three Public Works projects as follows:
    • $738,425 to the City of Fremont, Michigan, to fund the construction of a road extension that will provide an alternative truck route for the City of Fremont’s Industrial Park. Once completed, the project will reduce traffic congestion in downtown Fremont, alleviate truck traffic from residential streets, and fill vacant parcels in the City, which will boost new commercial and industrial development, and create opportunities for job creation in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 29 jobs, save 75 jobs, and leverage 4.4 million in private investment.
    • $720,135 to the City of Chickamauga, Georgia, to fund water improvements needed for fire protection that will serve a major national manufacturer of carpet and flooring in Walker county, Georgia. The project will enable the company to expand and compete in global markets, especially investments that expand U.S. exports, encourage foreign direct investment, promote the repatriation of U.S. jobs and position firms to become leaders in global industries. It will also increase the region’s ability to retain and attract additional targeted sustainable industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,000 jobs and leverage $100 million in private investment.
    • $200,000 to the Bemidji Regional Airport Authority, Bemidji, Minnesota, to provide additional support to the Bemidji Regional Airport Authority Infrastructure and Hangar Development Project, which includes the construction of multiple improvements to support the growth of existing businesses. The Airports existing hangars are at capacity which led to the need for additional hangar space. Once completed, the extra improvements will increase general aviation activity and improve the connectivity of the region, which will lead to sustainable economic growth and foster collaboration, innovation and job creation throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.
  • $2,232,232 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $875,048 to Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, to support the launch of Innovation Plaza at Dixie State University by providing funds to purchase equipment for laboratories in the biotech, medical, and environmental testing, and entrepreneurial makerspace to create a hub for innovation and skills training. Completion of the project will enable business enterprises in the area to operate more efficiently and expand their economic capacity, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 260 jobs.
    • $500,000 to the Technology Entrepreneur Center, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, to support the Technology Entrepreneur Center, Inc. (T-REX) in establishing a regional Locational Intelligence Resource Center (LIRC) which will provide resources, training and services for existing and start-up Advanced Information and Intelligence Technologies (AIIT) companies and organizations in St. Louis, Missouri. This project will help spur new, skilled positions and bolster the AIIT business cluster in the area, which will boost economic growth and global competitiveness in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 475 jobs.
    • $277,184 to the Keetoowah Economic Development Authority, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to fund a comprehensive economic feasibility study to support economic development capacity-building for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Tribe in Oklahoma. Once completed, the analysis and data from this study will provide the Tribe with reliable information to create a strategy to help improve the quality of life for members, which will lead to economic stability, diversification and the retention and creation of jobs for the local economy.
    • $240,000 to the Gulf Coast Economic Development District, Houston, Texas, to fund the hiring of a Disaster Recovery Manager to identify potential resiliency, mitigation, and recovery projects in the declared disaster areas throughout the Gulf Coast Region, which includes the counties of Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton. This contractor will aid the local governments and economic development organizations in creating the Gulf Coast Regional Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program, which will assess the impacts on the local communities. This investment will help bring together the region’s public and private sectors in the creation of a roadmap that supports recovery, reconstruction, redevelopment, workforce training, and long-term planning.
    • $180,000 to the South East Texas Economic Development District, Beaumont, Texas, to support the development and implementation of the South East Texas Regional Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program, which will serve the declared disaster areas comprised of Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange Counties. The program will include hiring a regional disaster recovery manager to identify potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects, as well as having the manager work with the federal and state disaster teams to develop economic recovery plans for the area. Once completed, this program will provide a roadmap and tool to assist policymakers and communities across the region with disaster mitigation and resiliency allowing for faster damage assessments and proactive measures after a natural disaster.
    • $100,000 to the Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, Texas, to fund the hiring of a regional disaster recovery manager to identify potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects in the disaster-impacted areas of Comal, Guadalupe, and Karnes Counties, Texas. Through the aid of the regional disaster coordinator other assistance will include emergency preparedness training, development of crisis communication plans, and business analysis impact studies. 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.
    • $60,000 to the Perry County Fiscal Court, Hazard, Kentucky, to support planning for the implementation of the Drone Port of Kentucky project. The investment will help to provide the necessary resources to initiate a study and implement a long-term, job-creation, aerospace, advanced manufacture testing and educational center in southeastern Kentucky. Completion of the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, create jobs and support private capital investment. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs, save 155 jobs, and leverage $12.5 million in private investment.
  • $2,326,911 in 33 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.
  • $278,000 in two Technical Assistance University Center projects to support the third year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • $360,000 for two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $180,000 to the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, Jasper, Texas, to support the coordination and development of the Deep East Texas Regional Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program providing assistance in the declared disaster counties of Jasper, Newton, Pol, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, and Tyler. The program will include hiring a regional disaster coordinator, identification of potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects in the impacted areas. This investment will assist in helping the communities develop and implement recovery plans which will have long-term benefits to rebuild the communities and local economy.
    • 180,000 to the Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Bryan, Texas, to support the coordination and development of the Brazos Valley Regional Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program. This investment will focus on quickly assessing the economic recovery needs of the disaster impacted communities and matching, preparing, deploying and supporting experienced volunteers to affected communities. The program will help economic developers, individual communities and the regional government to locate and access necessary resources, as well as build capacity to maintain the momentum required for long-term disaster recovery.
  • $348,373 for four Technical Assistance University Center projects to support the third year of a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
  • $1.76 million for 25 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.
  • $2 million in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $2 million to the Saginaw County Road Commission, Saginaw, Michigan, to support the reconstruction and expansion of Dixie Highway, a historic transportation route in Saginaw County, Michigan. The project will promote an increase in road capacity, improve safety and ensure a more efficient flow of commerce, which will attract and bring in new investments, jobs, and related economic activity to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 54 jobs and leverage $6.5 million in private investment.
  • $10,481,220 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $9.88 million to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, New York, to fund the demolition and reconstruction of deteriorating dock infrastructure at the former Marine Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. The proposed project consists of demolishing platforms and bulkheads and reconstructing the interior platforms, piling and appropriate components to allow access to vessels undergoing repairs in the dry dock at the terminal. The investment will protect the shoreline from erosion, stabilize dry dock operations, create jobs, and attract businesses. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs and leverage $19.5 million in private investment.
    • $391,220 to the Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, Anchorage, Alaska, to fund the creation of the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative, which will focus on aligning public, private and academic support toward the long-term, sustainable development of Alaska’s ocean economy, the blue growth strategy. This project will create a roadmap that will lead the transition from oil to a new blue economy, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs.
    • $210,000 to the University of Hawaii Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, to fund the purchase of equipment for the Maui Food Innovation Center at the University of Hawaii’s Maui campus. The facility is a product development and manufacturing site for agribusiness and food entrepreneurs. The project will assist with addressing the needs of agricultural workers by supporting entrepreneurship and export development through the creation of a packaging and marketing support center at the University, which will help bolster the food production-to-consumption value chain and support food-business entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 32 jobs.
  • $480,000 in three 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.
  • $958,885 in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $858,885 to the Village of Delta, the Maumee Valley Planning Organization, and Fulton County, Ohio to fund the construction of a new raw water pump station to provide untreated water service to an industrial park within Fulton County and the Village of Delta, Ohio. The project includes two new vertical turbine style pumps with suction piping connected to an old reservoir intake located immediately north of the pump station. This investment will support and enhance economic development in the Northwest Ohio region, which will help expand job opportunities and address the unemployment rate in the area. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 165 jobs and leverage $81.19 million in private investment.
  • $968,774 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $788,774 to the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA BioMed, Torrance, California, to fund the purchase and acquisition of research equipment for use in a biotech incubator facility in Torrance, California. Once completed, the project will improve service capacity of the incubator, which will assist entrepreneurial firms in creating more employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. In addition, this project will address the region’s demand for more high-skilled workers and increase private capital investment in the local community.
    • $180,000 to the Capital Area Council of Governments, Austin, Texas, to fund the implementation of the Capital Area Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program, which will assist communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Capital Area Region of Texas, specifically in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Lee counties. The project activity will include identification of potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects in these disaster declared areas, as well as developing a secure regional data hub for geospatial data. This project will bring together the region’s public and private sectors in the creation of a roadmap that supports economic recovery, reconstruction, redevelopment, workforce training, resiliency, and long-term planning.
  • $65,000 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.
  • $6.826 million in five Public Works projects as follows:
    • $1.535 million to the John C. Calhoun state Community College/Alabama Community College System, Tanner, Alabama, to support the construction of an automotive technology program facility on the campus of Calhoun Community College. The facility will offer extensive hands-on training in an active shop environment that will provide skills necessary to enter and excel in the automotive service and repair industry. The completion of the project will expand and strengthen the automotive cluster in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, enhancing the region’s economic resilience. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 219 jobs and leverage $32.515 million in private investment.
    • $1.5 million to the Research Foundation State University of New York, Alfred, New York, to fund the renovation and expansion of an existing building to be used to develop the Biorefinery Development Commercialization Center in Alleghany County. The upgrades will create a research and development center and commercial scale up facility for the patented cellulose Hot Water Extraction – Membrane Separation Process. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s ability to create new jobs and retain existing jobs, which will help to create economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
    • $1.2 million to the City of Tulia, Texas, to fund the construction of new infrastructure that includes the installation of a road, water, and sewer to develop an industrial business park that will facilitate the City of Tulia’s economic diversification into manufacturing and renewable energy. This investment will promote job growth and business expansion to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 15 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.
  • $403,000 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.
  • $1.93 million in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $1.93 million to the Town of Hartland, Maine, to fund the construction of upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant, throughout the Town of Hartland in Somerset County. The upgrades include replacing blowers, mixers, pumps, clarifier components, the sludge press, and overall upgrades of the buildings, tanks, and lagoons to ensure continued compliance with State and Federal wastewater discharge regulations. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s tanning industry and help to retain existing jobs, which will help to create economic stability in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 175 jobs.
  • $166,100 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project as follows:
    • $166,100 to the Hawaii Pacific University, Waimanalo, Honolulu County, Hawaii, to support the development of Aquaculture and Biotechnology training programs to educate local companies, workers, and teachers with the information and skills necessary to grow these clusters in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The project will help diversify Hawaii’s economy and tourism industry, which will contribute to more employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs.
  • $245,000 in three 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.
  • $5,314,435 in three Public Works projects as follows:
    • $2.64 million to the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle, Weirton, West Virginia, to fund rehabilitation of the Wheeling Corrugating Steel Plant complex in Brooke County. The project will include repairs and improvements to existing infrastructure, installation of an electrical system and other appurtenances. This investment will promote job growth and business expansion to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 95 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $1.385 million in private investment.
    • $1.5 million to the Piedmont Technical College, Inc. and the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission, Greenwood, South Carolina, to fund construction of a new building to house the Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence on the Piedmont Technical College campus. The project will include construction, site work and infrastructure improvements of a manufacturing training center on land owned by the college. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s advance manufacturing cluster, increase its resilience to economic impacts and meet labor demands of the region’s industries. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 86 jobs and leverage $16.32 million in private investment.
    • $1,174,435 to the City of Weirton, West Virginia, to support site preparation and infrastructure upgrades for approximately twenty acres in the Three Springs Business Park in Brooke County. The project will include site clearing, grading and storm water management, as well as construction of four access roads with site utilities and other appurtenances. This investment will promote job growth and attract private investments to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 500 jobs and leverage $5 million in private investment.
  • $1.212 million in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project as follows:
    • $1.212 million to the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, Maxwelton, West Virginia, to support the rehabilitation of the Rahall Business and Technology Center in the city of Maxwelton. The project will include repair of existing water and electrical infrastructure and other miscellaneous site work with appurtenances. Completion of the project will enable business enterprises in the area to operate more efficiently and expand their economic capacity, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 32 jobs, save 168 jobs, and leverage $1.285 million in private investment.
  • $2.051 million in 26 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.
  • $6,707,680 in six Public Works projects as follows:
    • $2 million to Franklin County and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville, Tennessee, to fund the construction of a proposed training facility at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The facility will support the expansion of existing industries as well as attract new businesses to the area. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s skill training programs and create jobs which will help to create economic stability in the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 250 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $7.5 million in private investment.
    • $1.815 million to the Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corporation and the Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Research, Starkville, Mississippi, to fund the construction of a unique analytical center for services to support Mississippi State University in providing education and workforce training in scientific research. The training will provide an industrial resource to attract companies looking to relocate to a region where they can access instruments, equipment and expertise to verify product integrity, support manufacturing, insure quality control and contribute to product development. Once completed, the new building will drive entrepreneurship and business growth, which will strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs.
    • $1 milliohttps://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/19/stone-county-ar.htmn to Stone County, Arkansas, to construct a county-owned manufacturing building needed to meet the business expansion demand in Stone County. This new building will provide a significant boost to the local economy by serving as a catalyst for retaining existing businesses, attracting more industry, and promoting job creation and economic growth in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $650,000 in private investment.
    • $880,000 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/22/Bishopville-sc.htmto the city of Bishopville, South Carolina, to fund the construction of critical infrastructure to facilitate the location and expansion of a new business to the City of Bishopville. The pump station upgrade portion of the proposed project consists of demolishing the existing pump house and components and installing new infrastructure to support a business in the health care sector. This investment will promote job growth and attract private investments to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $12 million in private investment.
    • $512,680 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/22/carmi-il.htmto the city of Carmi, Illinois, to support the reconstruction and modernization of Industrial Avenue in the City of Carmi’s industrial area, adding storm sewers and drainage to prevent frequent road flooding. Completion of the project will resolve the reoccurring flooding issue and improve economic conditions which will strengthen the city’s long-term economy, while also bolstering the region’s resilience. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs, save 115 jobs, and leverage $800,000 in private investment.
    • $500,000 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/22/piedmont-mo.htmto the city of Piedmont, Missouri, to fund the replacement of a waterline that serves the Highway 49 Industrial Park in Piedmont. The improvements will increase utility reliability and resource conservation, which will result in attracting new higher paying jobs, future businesses and retaining local manufacturing jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 30 jobs.
  • 261,000 in four Local Technical Assistance projects to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning.
  • $630,000 in nine 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.
  • $733,609 in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $486,000 to the InterBel Telephone Cooperative, Eureka, Montana, to fund the installation of fiber-optic cable to deliver high-speed Internet service to business customers located in the Town of Eureka. Completion of the project will stabilize the region’s labor market through job creation and business expansion in information technology infrastructure. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 62 jobs and leverage $150,000 in private investment.
    • $247,609 to the City of Sterling, Kansas, to support the extension of a sewer system to provide infrastructure improvements in Sterling, Kansas. The completion of the project will lead to the building of a new manufacturing facility that supports new innovations in science and health care and business expansion that will help create new jobs for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.
  • $580,000 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $350,000 to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, to fund the Coastal Bend Economic Recovery and Resiliency Assistance Program to help accelerate the recovery process for the communities effected by Hurricane Harvey in the Coastal Bend Region of Texas. This project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and bring those local economies back to and potentially above their pre-disaster levels in the shortest time duration, which will spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
    • $200,000 to Monroe County, Key West, Florida, to support the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to support Monroe County’s economic recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. This investment will enable the county to enhance economic resilience efforts in support of faster recovery from future disasters which will result in less job lost, business closures, lost revenues, workforce and population. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
    • $30,000 to the Tri-County Economic Development District, Colville, Washington, to fund a study on economic impacts and appropriate actions to take regarding closures of two major area businesses in northeast Washington, which have been slow to recover from the Great Recession. Phase one of the study will examine how the closures will affect commerce, poverty levels, educational attainment, and the ability to attract and retain new industries. Phase two will identify potential economic development activities to mitigate these effects. The final phase will research one of the suggested economic development activities. 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.
  • $365,000 in three 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.
  • $510,790 in one Public Works project as follows:
    • $510,790 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/06/forsyth-ga.htmto the City of Forsyth, Georgia, to fund improvements to electrical infrastructure, doubling capacity for the Monroe County Industrial Park. The increased peak electric capacity is required to allow for the expansion of a manufacturing business in the area. The project improvements will support current and future industries in the Park. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s advanced manufacturing cluster, increase its resilience to economic impacts and meet labor demands of the region’s industries. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 30 jobs, and leverage $46 million in private investment.
  • $210,000 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.
  • $5,131,560 in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $2,964,36https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/01/18/highland-ca.htm0 to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Bernardino County, Highland, California, to fund the construction of two roadways to support access to an airport and commercial zone in Highland, which is in the vicinity of the San Manuel Reservation. The improvements will enhance access to several commercial businesses, which will help strengthen the local economy by serving as a catalyst for new industrial development and job creation in the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 394 jobs and leverage $23 million in private investment.
    • $2,167,20https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/01/18/coopersville-mi.htm0 to the City of Coopersville, the Allendale Charter Township, and the Polkton Charter Township, Coopersville/Ottawa County, Michigan, to construct an upgrade of a municipal water system by increasing water volumes and reliability to support the growing diary processing industry cluster and manufacturing base in Coopersville. The improvements will help build a reliable redundant water system that will supply the local manufacturing communities with a sustainable amount of water and provide adequate capacity for future development. This investment will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 70 jobs and leverage $54 million in private investment.
  • $2,009,147 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $1.5 millhttps://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/01/18/mt-vernon-tx.htmion to the City of Mount Vernon and the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, to fund infrastructure to help repurpose rail lines to the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation (NETEX) corridor that includes additional rail siding, an industrial lead track, and transload tracks. The new terminal, Franklin County International Railport (FCIR), will be a low-volume transload terminal for receipt and shipment of rail cars, serving local businesses in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. The investment will support local businesses with opening new markets in the area and reduce transportation cost, which will bring in new investment, jobs, and related economic activity to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 82 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $2 million in private investment.
  • $1.89 million in nine 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.
  • $1,152,961 in two Public Works projects as follows:
    • $615,673 to the City of Gothenburg, Nebraska, to support the extension of the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems to provide service to an existing industrial subdivision that currently has limited water service and utilizes an outdated septic system. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the growing industrial area in the City of Gothenburg, Nebraska. This investment will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs, save 73 jobs, and leverage $675,000 in private investment.
    • $537,288 to the Taylorville Development Association and the City of Taylorville, Illinois, to fund the construction and upgrade of a water system, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, road improvements, and equipment to a commercial and industrial park in Taylorville. The improvements will enhance the marketability of the park and its assets by enabling existing industrial businesses to expand while attracting new industrial development to the area, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 318 jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.
  • $2,009,147 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
    • $300,000 to the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco, California, to provide support to individuals in economically distressed communities to develop the technical skills, business acumen, confidence, and networks needed to start and grow their own businesses, build foundational skills and prepare them to locate their operations throughout the local community. The investment will sup$938,447 to Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois, to support the purchase and installation of equipment and other platforms to house a mobile workforce training center specialized in welding and machining. This project will provide on-site job training at area employer and community organizing locations, in Cook County. The investment will support workforce development efforts throughout the region, which will boost manufacturing and logistics sectors locally, create jobs and provide economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 350 jobs, save 100 jobs, and leverage $8.5 million in private investment.port workforce development efforts throughout the region, which will revitalize the economy and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs.
    • $80,000 to the Tahoe Prosperity Center, Incline Village, Nevada, to fund a broadband feasibility study to identify opportunities for investment in an advanced fiber optic network in the Tahoe Basin region of California and Nevada. Results of this study will provide essential information to support the region’s effort in building a broadband system to diversify its economy and increase its resiliency against natural disasters, which will help sustain and grow businesses throughout the region.
  • $363,000 in two 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.
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