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2019

  • EDA announced one Public Works investment from May 10-16, 2019, for $3,000,000, which is matched by $1,300,000, in local investment, to the Town of Kearny, Kearny/Hudson County, New Jersey, to fund upgrades to infrastructure along Hackensack Avenue in a designated Opportunity Zone in Kearny, New Jersey. The upgrades include reconstruction of the roadway, construction of sidewalks and landscaping, lighting, and replacement of sewer, storm sewer, water and electric conduit. Once completed, the project will improve access to Kearny Point Industrial Park, which provides entrepreneurs and small businesses job opportunities and serves as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 7,000 jobs and leverage $1,000,000,000 ($1 billion) in private investment.
  • EDA announced 10 investments from May 3-9, 2019, totaling $4,508,344, which is matched by $3,352,151 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $3,758,344 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $3,398,344 that will help create 120 jobs and leverage $8,920,000 in private investment, and (2) $750,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,758,344 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,720,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, matched by $2,262,423 in local investment, to the Homes of Hope, Inc., the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, the South Carolina Association for Economic Development, and the City of North Charleston, Greenville/Greenville County, South Carolina, to fund the renovation of an existing building to serve as an incubator and training facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. The facility will provide services to small businesses such as training and planning, industry mentoring, market development, networking and collaborations, and financial advisory services to assist the region in economic recovery from Hurricane Irma. The investment will help small businesses become more resilient, diversify the regional economy and create jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 45 jobs and leverage $3,920,000 in private investment.
      • $678,344 in Assistance to Coal Communities funds, matched by $452,228 in local investment, to the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority, Man/Logan County, West Virginia, to support expansion of the Hatfield McCoy Trail System. The project will help open more than 185 miles of new Hatfield McCoy Trails in Lincoln, McDowell, and Wyoming counties. Completion of the project will lead to job creation and serve as a catalyst for economic development in the southern West Virginia communities that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
      • $290,000, with no local match, to the Seneca Nation of Indians, Irving/Chautauqua County, New York, to support the Seneca Nation to conduct a detailed deployment strategy, feasibility study, and engineering plans to install broadband fiber throughout the Cattaraugus territory located in a designated Opportunity Zone in western New York. 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 high speed Internet services, which will help sustain and grow businesses throughout the region.
      • $70,000, matched by $70,000 in local investment, to the Region Six Planning Commission, Marshalltown/Marshall County, Iowa, to fund the hiring of a business disaster recovery case coordinator to provide disaster recovery and resilience-building support to a designated Opportunity Zone in Marshalltown, Iowa. The coordinator will manage recovery projects responsive to damage caused by an EF-3 tornado and assist the business community with developing a plan that will lead the region forward.
    • $750,000 in six Partnership Planning projects, matched by $567,500 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from April 26 to May 2, 2019, totaling $10,257,090. These investments include the following: (1) $9,892,090 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $7,872,090 that will help create 34 jobs and leverage $3,150,000 in private investment, and (2) $365,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $9,892,090 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $7,872,090 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, with no local match, to the Blue Lake Rancheria, Blue Lake/Humboldt County, California, to fund the Toma Resilience Campus Construction Project in Blue Lake, California. The project will develop a campus site to provide facilities and infrastructure to support an economic resilience ecosystem, which will attract private investments, boost the region’s workforce, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 34 jobs and leverage $3,150,000 in private investment.
      • $1,660,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding, matched by $415,000 in local investment, to the City of Harrison, Harrison/Boone County, Arkansas, to fund the Goblin Drive Phase One Infrastructure Improvements Project to expand an existing roadway and develop additional infrastructure in Harrison, Arkansas. The improvements will help the region increase disaster resiliency by reducing flooding impacts on the roadway and ensuring that the manufacturing facilities on Industrial Park road can remain open during severe weather events, which will strengthen the local economy.
      • $300,000, matched by $75,000 in local investment, to the Southeastern Economic Development Commission and the Cape Fear Council of Governments, Elizabethtown/Bladen County, North Carolina, funds the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to provide resources to facilitate the recovery and enhance resiliency of communities negatively impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The recovery coordinator will identify potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects to help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improve the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
      • $60,000, matched by $60,000 in local investment, to the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, Lowell/Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments in Massachusetts, which comprises the City of Lowell and the Towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngborough and Westford. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $365,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $365,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 16 investments from April 12-18, 2019, totaling $10,724,200, which is matched by $8,968,072 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $4,201,200 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $800,000 that will help create 120 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment; (2) $5,338,000 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 155 jobs, save 2,564 jobs, and leverage $154,855,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,185,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $4,201,200 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,500,000 to the Regents of the University of California, Riverside/Riverside County, California, matched by $2,500,000 in local investment, to fund the acquisition of equipment for use in a life sciences industry business incubator in a designated Opportunity Zone in Riverside, California. The Inland Empire Entrepreneurial Life Science Incubator Equipment Acquisition Project will support business enterprises by improving the efficiency of their operations, which will contribute to the creation of jobs opportunities for the region’s workforce. In addition, this project will address the region’s demand for more high-skilled workers.
      • $800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board Foundation, Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California, matched by $200,000 in locally investment, to fund a revolving loan fund in Sonoma County, California, to assist disaster recovery and resiliency efforts for local businesses in the wake of the flooding, severe winter storms, and wildfires in 2017. The investment will provide access to affordable capital for business start-up or expansion in the state to encourage job creation, retention, high paying jobs, economic diversification and economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 120 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds to the Alabama Aviation Education Center, Inc., Mobile/Mobile County, Alabama, matched by $177,136 in local investment, to fund the Flight Works Alabama Aviation Education Center in a designated Opportunity Zone in Mobile County, Alabama. This investment will provide an apprenticeship program to assist Flight Works Alabama graduates with an opportunity to attain full-time employment in the manufacturing and aerospace industry. The goal of the project is to build an aviation hub that will provide the ability to be competitive in a global market, create stable long-term jobs, and contribute to economic diversification in a region impacted by Hurricane Irma.
      • $250,000 to the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee/Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, matched by $254,136 in local investment, to support the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology with providing remediation training and testing for welders in the eastern Oklahoma region. The Welding Remediation Program will provide a skilled workforce to support investments made by companies in the oil and gas industry, which will help strengthen and enhance diversification in the region, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create jobs.
      • $151,200 to the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Wilson/Wilson County, North Carolina, matched by $37,800 in local investment, to support the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments with continuing the Disaster Recovery Coordinator project in a designated Opportunity Zone. This amendment will assist the Town of Princeville with planning and project management services to help the community become more resilient during natural disasters by implementing economic development strategies focused on recreational, cultural, and historic tourism. The Coordinator is critical in helping to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region, which will strengthen the local economy.
    • $5,338,000 in three Public Works project as follows:
      • $2,415,000 to the City of Tallassee, Tallassee/Elmore County, Alabama, matched by $2,415,000 in local investment, to fund sewer infrastructure upgrades to create a sustainable, reliable wastewater system that will meet the needs of industry in the City of Tallassee. The project is critical to the retention and expansion of jobs in the healthcare, advance manufacturing and automotive sectors. This investment will assist the region with providing new job opportunities to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs, save 2,059 jobs, and leverage $455,000 in private investment.
      • $2,211,000 to South Sioux City, South Sioux City/Dakota County, Nebraska, matched by $2,211,000 in local investment, to fund the Water Storage Improvement project in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The City is addressing the local and regional need for additional water storage capacity in the Roth Industrial park, which will allow industrial expansion in the park. This project will make it possible businesses to be more operationally efficient, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 145 jobs and leverage $145,000,000 in private investment.
      • $712,000 to the City of Monticello, Monticello/Wayne County, Kentucky, matched by $178,000 in local investment, to fund sewer infrastructure to serve an existing industry in the City of Monticello, Kentucky. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the growing industrial area, which will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 505 jobs and leverage $9,400,000 in private investment.
    • $1,185,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $995,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 11 investments from April 5-11, 2019, totaling $7,033,371. These investments include the following: (1) $3,042,421 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $2,897,180 that will help create 182 jobs, save 446 jobs, and leverage $16,000,000 in private investment; (2) $3,570,950 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 291 jobs, save 208 jobs, and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment; and (3) $420,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,042,421 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Dubuque, Dubuque/Dubuque County, Iowa, to fund construction of the Bee Branch Stormwater Pumping Station in an Opportunity Zone in Dubuque, Iowa, to include the replacement of existing flood gates and pumps, construction of an additional new flood gate, and installation of an additional back-up generator for pumps. The project will provide the city with necessary infrastructure to reduce the negative impacts of heavy rainfall and flooding, which will create a resilient local economy to help retain and increase job opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 152 jobs, save 436 jobs, and leverage $15,500,000 in private investment.
      • $397,180 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the County of Mendocino, Ukiah/Mendocino County, California, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator for Mendocino County, California. The project will include developing the Mendocino County Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan, creating a broadband plan, and establishing a digital learning project for businesses to open new markets and increase job creation. The coordinator is critical in helping to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region by functioning as the liaison for the community, which will lead to the development of strategies to mitigate job loss and create resiliency for future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
      • $145,241 in Assistance to Coal Communities funds to the Hopi Tribe, Kykotsmovi Village/Navajo County, Arizona, to fund the Hopi Tribe Economic Opportunities Planning and Development Project to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural businesses industry and identify resources needed to establish a tourism industry strategy for the region. The investment will assist the region's assets to provide opportunities to create jobs, attract new businesses, and advance community revitalization to transition from coal reliance. The proposed strategic planning initiative will ensure that the areas resources and partnerships are being used most efficiently and effectively to maximize the region's potential to create sustainable well-paying jobs.
    • $3,570,950 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,070,950 to the City of West Frankfort, West Frankfort/Franklin County, Illinois, to fund infrastructure improvements to repurpose the West Frankfort Mall in Franklin County, Illinois. Completion of the project will attract private investments, create jobs and diversify the local economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 218 jobs, save 208 jobs, and leverage $1,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,500,000 to the City of Durant, Durant/Bryan County, Oklahoma, to fund wastewater infrastructure improvements in the City of Durant, Oklahoma, to include the construction of a belt filter press that will allow sludge to be disposed of in a dewatered form or hauled directly to a landfill. The project will reside in two Opportunity Zone census tracts and will result in the increased water capacity needed to help local businesses expand and attract new private investment to the region, which will diversify the regional economy and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 73 jobs and leverage $12 million in private investment.
    • $420,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 19 investments from March 29-April 4, 2019, totaling $7,011,217. These investments include the following: (1) $5,071,217 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes three projects for $2,989,071 that will help create 78 jobs, save 163 jobs, and leverage $8,697,000 in private investment; (2) $1,100,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure; and (3) $840,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $5,071,217 in 12 Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $2,640,000 to the City of Viroqua and the County of Vernon, Wisconsin, to support the construction and expansion of the City of Viroqua/Vernon County Industrial Park to provide needed industrial and commercial building sites following severe storms and flooding in the area. The improvements will help the region diversify and strengthen its industrial base, attract new industries to build on the area’s competitive strengths, attract private investment, and create jobs to improve the local economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 58 jobs, save 3 job, and leverage $8,450,000 in private investment.
      • $400,000 to the Sevier County Electric System, Sevierville/Sevier County, Tennessee, to fund construction of an alternate electrical feed to the Douglas Lake Water Intake Center to increase resiliency and ensure continuity of operations for businesses impacted by natural disaster events. This project will provide adequate and reliable water supply to the region, which is critical in sustaining economic growth and resiliency.
      • $353,000 to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the implementation of an economic resilience initiative for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), to include the delivery of technical assistance on infrastructure redevelopment, assessment and analysis of the regional business environment, and delivery of economic resilience and recovery training. The project will be a critical part of the CNMI's effort to rebuild its infrastructure, become more resilient to the effects of future natural disasters, which will lead to long-term economic stability throughout the region.
      • $280,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Texas Engineering Extension Service, College Station/Brazos County, Texas, to support the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) with providing disaster preparedness and recovery training to officials in communities vulnerable to natural disasters in College Station, Texas. The training will prepare these communities to effectively utilize public assistance reimbursement programs to quickly restore critical infrastructure that supports economic development, which will establish resiliency for future natural disasters.
      • $247,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the University of West Florida, Pensacola/Escambia County, Florida, to fund the purchase of a Mobile Assistance Center (MAC) to support the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Small Business Disaster Relief program. The MAC project will allow the SBDC Network to provide technical assistance and ongoing, intensive consulting to small businesses and individuals in the counties that were most severely impacted by Hurricane Irma. This investment will provide the necessary business recovery assistance to help ensure a more sustainable, resilient, and stronger region.
      • $200,000 to the Mid-East Commission, Washington/Beaufort County, South Carolina, to support the hiring of a Disaster Recovery Coordinator to aid in Hurricane Florence disaster recovery and help provide technical assistance to local governments in Beaufort, Bertie and Pitt counties in the Mid-East region. The coordinator will work with communities to build resource capacity and assess the needs of the region to better plan for and respond to future disasters. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $189,071 to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the implementation of an economic resilience initiative for the county of Hawaii, to include organizing and deploying economic development volunteers to provide technical assistance on recovery to impacted communities in the region. The project will be a critical part of the county's effort to rebuild its infrastructure, become more resilient to the effects of future natural disasters, which will lead to long-term economic stability throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 150 jobs and leverage $47,000 in private investment.
      • $175,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Pinellas Park/Pinellas County, Florida, to fund a technical assistance initiative led by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to conduct an applied research project that includes educating Chambers of Commerce staff on disaster recovery preparation by conducting an exercise with regional management staff and business leaders on how best to prepare for disaster recovery. Completion of the project will strengthen the long-term economic infrastructure of the region and help maintain economic resilience in the wake of future natural disasters.
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments, Florence/Florence County, South Carolina, to support the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments with the completion of a master plan study to implement a strategic planning initiative that would support the region’s ability to better leverage the new Dillon Inland Port during future disasters. Once completed, the study will provide a plan that identifies barriers to growth and storm issues associated with transportation and distribution of products and goods at the Port, making the region more resilient to natural disasters.
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Lake County Economic Development Corporation, Kelseyville/Lake County, California, to support the Lake County Economic Development Corporation with the hiring of an economic recovery coordinator to participate in evaluating data to assist in the development and implementation of the County Recovery and Resilience Plans, which will lead to the development of strategies to mitigate job loss and create resiliency for future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs, save 10 jobs, and leverage $200,000 in private investment.
      • $148,000 to the Southeastern Partnership, Inc., Elizabethtown/Bladen County, North Carolina, to fund a regional industry sector analysis for a region of 18 counties in southeastern North Carolina. The study will refine the Southeastern Partnership’s marketing efforts by identifying promising growth sectors the best align with the region’s competitive advantages. Once completed, the project will create new businesses and jobs in the region, which will lead to a more resilient economy.
      • $119,146 in Assistance to Coal Communities funds to Arizona State University, Tempe/Maricopa County, Arizona, to support the development of a technical assistance program focused on renewable energy development within the Navajo Nation Chapter governments in Window Rock, Arizona, which is located on the Navajo Reservation. Once completed, this project will foster diversification of the economy and spur job creation in sustainable industries throughout the region’s workforce.
    • $1,100,000 in one Public Works project as follows:
      • $1,100,000 to the Pine Technical College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Pine City/Pine County, Minnesota, to fund the expansion of a workforce training center to modernize a portion of the Pine Technical College campus in Pine City, Minnesota. 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.
    • $840,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 13 investments from March 22-28, 2019, totaling $10,238,955. These investments include the following: (1) $9,188,955 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $4,327,080 that will help save 105 jobs and leverage $4 million in private investment; and (2) $1,050,000 in nine Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $9,188,955 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $4,327,080 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Arcadia, Arcadia/Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, to fund the City of Arcadia Storm Water System Flood Improvements Project to upgrade and redevelop four storm water pump stations to help the City of Arcadia recover from both long-term and sudden and severe economic distress. Once completed, the improvements to the City’s infrastructure will help make existing business more reliable, which will lead to more employment opportunities and long-term economic development. The grantee estimates that this project will help save 105 jobs and leverage $4 million in private investment.
      • $2,554,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Abbeville, Abbeville/Abbeville County, South Carolina, to support the establishment of critical wastewater infrastructure upgrades to the Long Cane Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility in the City of Abbeville, part of which is in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone. The upgrades will allow the wastewater treatment facility to be able to better respond to high water events, such as those that occurred during Hurricane Irma, and maintain reliable and consistent services to existing industrial and commercial customers. The project will help strengthen and enhance diversification in the region, boost new commercial and industrial development, and create jobs.
      • $1,207,875 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to Winthrop University, Rock Hill/York County, South Carolina, to fund improvements and upgrades to electrical substations serving Winthrop University, which is located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, to support increased resiliency of the University’s electrical system. Hardening this infrastructure is critical to the continued operation of the campus, a major employer in the county with 854 full time employees, and has a $160-million-dollar impact on York County, South Carolina. This project will support job retention and business expansions, which will result in new higher paying jobs and additional employment throughout the region.
      • $1,100,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the TruFund Financial Services, Inc., New York/New York County, New York (project is located in Houston/Harris County, Texas), to support the development of a technical assistance program to assist entrepreneurial business development opportunities for small and minority-women owned businesses in the Houston, Texas region. The TruFund Disaster Resiliency Program will address disadvantages for these businesses that are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey by providing business assessments, small group training sessions, counseling and professional consultant services, access to capital, ecosystem engagement, disaster recovery and business resiliency planning and preparation, and contractor education. 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.
    • $1,050,000 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.
  • EDA announced 28 investments from March 15-21, 2019, totaling $10,787,066. These investments include the following: (1) $2,550,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 630 jobs and leverage 710,000,000 in private investment; (2) $5,749,998 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; and (3) $2,487,068 in 24 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $2,550,000 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $1,500,000 to Amarillo College, Amarillo/Potter County, Texas, to support Amarillo College with the construction of a maker space as the first of three phases of a future Innovation Hub. The maker space will provide networking/conference space for entrepreneurs, as well as wood and metal workstations providing access to 3-D printing equipment to assist the region with diversifying its economy and attracting new entrepreneurs to Potter County. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 400 jobs.
      • $1,050,000 to St. Joseph County and Metronet, South Bend/St. Joseph County, Indiana, to fund the Indiana Enterprise Center Broadband Expansion Project to construct a redundant fiber loop that provides a fail-safe network suitable for supporting an industrial business development park in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Once completed, the investment will help spur job creation and private sector growth, which will provide long-term economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 230 jobs and leverage $710,000,000 in private investment.
    • $5,749,998 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $5,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Rockport, Rockport/Aransas County, Texas, to fund the construction of a new building for the Rockport Art Association to facilitate the city’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The Rockport Center for the Arts will help the city retain its existing workforce of artists and entrepreneurs, which will boost tourism and revitalize the downtown area. Once completed, this investment will lead to long-term growth opportunities for the region.
      • $749,998 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to Texas Tech University, Lubbock/Lubbock County, Texas, to support the Innovative Financing Strategies for Small Businesses in Hurricane Prone Regions study, to conduct evidence-based research of small business methods and tools to facilitate disaster preparation, recovery, and long-term growth in hurricane-prone regions throughout Lubbock, Texas. Once completed, the study will help to strengthen the region's resiliency and ultimately create jobs as well as sustain the local economy.
    • $2,487,068 in 24 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seventeen investments from March 8-14, 2019, totaling $3,395,500. These investments include the following: (1) $280,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, and (2) $3,115,500 in fifteen Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $280,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to fund the hiring of a disaster resilience coordinator to manage recovery projects responsive to damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the region served by the Apalachee Regional Planning Council. The coordinator will attend response and recovery meetings to assist with the development of a gap analysis of technical expertise needed in the affected areas, which will help to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region and create resiliency for future disasters.
      • $120,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the West Florida Regional Planning Council, Pensacola/Escambia County, Florida, to support the West Florida Regional Planning Council with developing a post-disaster recovery blueprint to assist communities devastated from Hurricane Irma. The Post Disaster Redevelopment Strategy will serve to refine, expand, and identify projects, programs and new opportunities to accelerate disaster recovery in the area, which will help to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region and create resiliency for future disasters.
    • $3,115,500 in fifteen Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 24 investments from February 15-21, 2019, totaling $8,208,000. These investments include the following: (1) $3,800,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, which includes one project for $3,000,000 that will help create 1,354 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $76 million in private investment; (2) $575,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project that will help leverage $50,000 in private investment, and (3) $3,833,000 in 20 Partnership Planning projects Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,800,000 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $3,000,000 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, Philadelphia/ Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to support the reconstruction of the main entryway road to the Philadelphia Navy Yards to improve access and ease the current traffic. The Navy Yard has become home to large international corporations as well as start-ups so the improvements will assist with housing more manufacturing and entrepreneurial companies, which will bring a greater workforce into the area and support continued economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,354 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $76 million in private investment.
      • $800,000 to the Town of Tabor City, Tabor City/Columbus County, North Carolina, to fund the renovation of a building to establish a business incubator in the Town of Tabor City. The incubator will support resilience and economic recovery by allowing new businesses to grow and existing business severely impacted by natural disasters to start over, which will lead to more employment opportunities and long-term economic development.
    • $575,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $375,000 to the East Texas Economic Development District, Kilgore/Gregg County, Texas, to support the East Texas Council of Governments with the development of a regional broadband strategic plan for 14 counties in East Texas. The plan will help identify existing gaps in broadband access across the region to assist in providing full regional connectivity. In addition, this investment will help the region capitalize on its strengths and opportunities related to long-term economic development, create or enhance an environment that is conducive to job growth, and improve infrastructure and overall community development to improve the quality of life.
      • $200,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to 3CORE, Inc., Chico/Butte County, California, to fund a regional disaster coordinator to assist small businesses in California’s Tri-County 3CORE district with recovering from the 2017 natural disasters. This investment will enable the region to enhance economic resilience efforts in support of faster recovery from future disasters which will result in less job lost, business closures, lost revenues, workforce and population. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $50,000 in private investment.
    • $3,833,000 in 20 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from February 8-14, 2019, totaling $11,934,650. These investments include the following: (1) $8,558,850 in five Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 891 jobs, save 502 jobs, and leverage $461,624,000 in private investment; and (2) $3,376,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base that will help create 225 jobs, save 66 jobs, and leverage $62,600,000 in private investment.
    • $8,558,650 in five Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,335,850 to the Town of Bourne, Bourne/Barnstable County, Massachusetts, to fund construction of a new waste water treatment plant that will provide needed treatment capacity to the existing sewer system in Buzzards Bay located in the Town of Bourne. The project will support growth in the marine science, technology and renewable ocean-based energy industries, which will provide new job opportunities for the entire Cape Cod Economic Region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 183 jobs, and leverage $18,260,000 in private investment.
      • $2,040,000 to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the Trustees of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and the County of Cabarrus, Salisbury/Rowan County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a new Advanced Technology Center Flex Lab and industrial support offices located at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The technology center will provide space for new programs and trainings in mechatronics, engineering technologies, robotics, motors, plastics, CAD, 3D printing, hydraulics and pneumatics. Completion of the project will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 133 jobs, save 319 jobs, and leverage $66,864,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000 to the City of Bardstown, Bardstown/Nelson County, Kentucky, to fund sewer infrastructure upgrades to serve several companies in an industrial area in Bardstown, Kentucky. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the city, which will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. the grantee estimates that this investment will help create 611 jobs and leverage 369,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000 to the Southern Aroostook Development Corporation, Houlton/Aroostook County, Maine, to fund the construction of the Murine Food Production Facility for the manufacturing of dietetically-specific, quality-controlled feed research mice. The project work includes utility connections, parking and access road, concrete building pad, storm water drainage, pavement and exterior lighting. Once completed, the research laboratory will provide opportunities for new markets for the region’s agriculture capacity, and new jobs to help sustain the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 17 jobs and leverage $4,000,000 in private investment.
      • $982,800 to the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, Rochester/Monroe County, New York, to fund the renovation of interior space in the Sibley Square building in Rochester, NY, to develop a shared-use commercial kitchen with fourteen kitchen stations, one show kitchen, and shared-use dry and cold storage. The new kitchen will provide food entrepreneurs space to showcase their goods, provide cooking lessons, and hold pop-up events, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $3,000,000 in private investment.
    • $3,376,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $1,840,000 to the City of Peachtree Corners and the Prototype Prime, Inc., Peachtree Corners/Gwinnett County, Georgia, to fund the acquisition of property for expansion of the Peachtree Corners Technology Incubator to support the development and growth of businesses in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The incubator will focus on start-up companies engaged in software development, gaming programs and web applications, and will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. This investment will create jobs, enhance the marketability of the area and create economic development opportunities for the local community. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 143 jobs, save 46 jobs, and leverage $27,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,536,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Town of White Sulphur Springs, White Sulphur Springs/Greenbrier County, West Virginia, to support water infrastructure improvements needed to serve new and future business needs in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. In addition, it serves the Greenbrier State Forest State Park which currently relies in an antiquated well system. The improvements will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in a region severely impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The project will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to the area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 82 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $35,100,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects from February 1-7, 2019, totaling $1,550,000. These projects, which includes one project for $350,000 that will help create 5 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $557,440 in private investment, will help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base.
    • $1,550,000 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows: $800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with delivering economic recovery and revitalization services and resources to communities affected by multiple disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. IEDC will provide training to prepare and support expert economic developers with identifying ways to advance economic recovery, solidify gains, strengthen operations and partnerships, and promote further growth for the affected communities. The investment will help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improving the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
    • $350,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Parsons, Parsons/Tucker County, West Virginia, to support the City of Parsons with providing sewer service to the newly established Parsons Business Park to assist businesses with recovery efforts due to devastation caused by flooding in 2017. The upgrades will help maintain reliable and consistent services to existing customers and prevent impacted businesses from relocating, which will help create a stable economic climate and strengthen and enhance diversification in the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create 5 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $557,440 in private investment.
    • $320,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Harris County Flood Control District, Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund the Deep Tunnel Feasibility Study to determine the need to construct deep tunnels under Harris County for transporting storm waters away from utility and transportation infrastructure, which connect economic activity centers in the region. This study will address systemic vulnerabilities from flooding across the county after Hurricane Harvey, which will help mitigate economic disruption after future flooding events and create resilience in the region.
    • $80,000 to the Calaveras Health Impact Product Solutions and the Alpine Biomass Collaborative, West Point/Calaveras County, California, to fund the Wood Processing Campus Feasibility Study to determine the needed resources and other requirements for the implementation of a wood processing campus to develop biomass fuels in Alpine County, California. The study will help mitigate against future wildfire threats promoting and implementing a healthy forest management initiative that uses excess biomass cleared from the land in the area. This effort will significantly reduce vulnerability to dangerous wildfires and improve forest and watershed health, which will diversify and create resilience in the local economy.
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