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2020

  • EDA announced 33 investments from May 25-29, 2020, totaling $22,887,871, which is matched by $17,463,211 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $19,886,501 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes five investments totaling $11,658,207 that will help create 635 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $28,400,000 in private investments; (2) $702,850 in six Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (3) $2,298,520 in 20 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $19,986,501 in seven Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $15,418,694 in local investments, as follows:
      • $8,000,000 in 2019 disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,000,000 in local investment, to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to fund a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to finance long-term economic recovery efforts for businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael throughout the state of Florida. The RLF will provide access to affordable capital for business start-up or expansion in Florida’s disaster declared counties, to encourage job creation and retention, high-paying jobs, economic diversification, and economic stability, which will advance the region’s resiliency against future disasters.
      • $4,800,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,200,000 in local investment, to the Town of Fair Bluff, Far Bluff/Columbus County, North Carolina, to support the town of Fair Bluff with building a facility to help reopen small businesses hit hard by Hurricane Florence. The project will construct a 24,746 square foot small business center to enable businesses to relocate from damaged facilities in the floodplain. The project will also connect the center to water, wastewater, and electric utilities, install a new fire hydrant, and provide paved parking, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and landscaping. Once completed, the project will catalyze redevelopment, promote resiliency, strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment, and create jobs in a designated Opportunity Zone. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 42 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $2,400,000 in private investment.
      • $2,078,447 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $271,341 in local investment, to the City of Wells, Wells/Elko County, Nevada, to fund construction of critical storm water infrastructure to deepen and improve the existing storm water channels in Elko County. The project will mitigate floodwater by adding culverts that will direct storm waters safely through the commercial core to a river basin, which will create a resilient roadway to the city’s commercial and industrial enterprises. Once completed, the project will minimize flooding hazards, restore productivity to commercially zoned acreage, support job creation, and advance economic resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 45 jobs and leverage $10,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $11,195,339 in local investment, to the Indian River State College, Fort Pierce/Saint Lucie County, Florida, to support the Indian River State College with constructing a new, state-of-the-art facility for HVAC, Welding and Advanced Manufacturing programs in Saint Lucie County. The project will support hands-on learning with an “applied STEM” approach to meet the immediate needs of manufacturing companies while also developing the skills that employees need to serve and grow a company in the 21st Century. Once completed, the project will bolster long-term economic growth by providing a pipeline of skilled workers, which will enhance the advancement of economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 111 jobs.
      • $1,779,760 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $444,940 in local investment, to the McCreary County Water District, Whitley City/McCreary County, Kentucky, to fund upgrades to existing sewer infrastructure to accommodate business growth, including the expansion of a local manufacturer in McCreary County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will allow wastewater to be pumped directly to the treatment plant, which will enable the company to initiate a new business line and partnership with a foreign company. Once completed, the project will help promote private capital investment, spur economic resiliency, and create job opportunities in communities that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $1,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,000,000, matched by $250,000 in local investment, to the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation, Raymond/Rockingham County, New Hampshire, to support the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation with establishing a revolving loan fund to support long-term recovery from several natural disasters and economic shocks that impacted Rockingham, Hillsborough, Belknap, Cheshire, Merrimack, Strafford, and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. In an area containing several designated Opportunity Zones, the project will address the need for access to working capital and provide technical assistance and loan packaging to small and medium-sized businesses seeking financing for start-up, growth, or operational sustainment. Once completed, the project will promote entrepreneurial activity, spur private investment, expand competitiveness, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 287 jobs and leverage $15,000,000 in private investment.
      • $228,294, matched by $57,074 in local investment, to the Barren River Area Development District, Bowling Green/Warren County, Kentucky, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to aid in disaster recovery and help provide technical assistance to local governments in the 10-county region served by the Barren River Area Development District. The coordinator will work with communities to build resource capacity and assess the needs of the region to better plan for and respond to future disasters, which will help spur business and social redevelopment in designated Opportunity Zones.
    • $702,850 in six Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $702,850 in local investments, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $2,298,520 in 20 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,341,667 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 21 investments from May 18-22, 2020, totaling $9,741,545, which is matched by $6,811,480.93 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $3,410,495 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two investments totaling $3,062,000 that will help create 66 jobs, save 155 jobs, and leverage $5,055,000 in private investments; (2) $4,530,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 582 jobs, save 1,050 jobs, and leverage $96,980,000 in private investment; (3) $1,379,950 in 12 Technical Assistance University Center projects to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; (4) $106,100 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs; and (5) $315,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,410,495 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $308,400 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no local match, to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee/Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, to support the Citizen of Potawatomi Nation with diversifying the regional economy by providing critical infrastructure for the Iron Horse Industrial Park in Pottawatomie County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will add two additional miles of rail within the Park to support recovery and rebuilding efforts following a natural disaster that significantly reduced revenue from the tribal enterprises. Once completed, the project will increase the tribes’ ability to weather economic downturns by bolstering economic diversification, enhancing global economic competitiveness, creating jobs, attracting private investment, and building resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 47 jobs and leverage $4,500,000 in private investment.
      • $562,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $308,400 in local investment, to the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association/Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas/Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, to support the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association with the installation of infrastructure needed to moor vessels on Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, an area hit hard in 2017 by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The project will install new transient moorings, repair damaged day moorings, and establish a mooring maintenance program, which will help protect reefs from vessel damage and organize an overcrowded bay. Once completed, the project will increase business resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, promote the tourism industry, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 19 jobs, save 155 jobs, and leverage $555,000 in private investment.
      • $348,495 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the City of Ellington, Ellington/Reynolds County, Missouri, to support the city of Ellington with conducting an initial hydrology study and analysis of Logan Creek to reduce flooding and provide the City with options, effects, recommended solutions, and a full engineering design to construct a water protection/diversion structure in Reynolds County. Once completed, the project will help create a more resilient business environment in the face of severe weather events and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $4,530,000 in two Public Works projects, matched by $5,011,700 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,530,000, matched by $2,070,000 in local investment, to the St. Cloud Technical and Community College/Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, St. Cloud/Stearns County, Minnesota, to support the St. Cloud Technical & Community College with constructing a new advance manufacturing training lab in Stearns County. The project will expand capacity of the college’s manufacturing technology program by providing cutting-edge equipment and offering a flexible space to serve the region’s workforce training needs. Once completed, the project will help upskill the region’s workforce by providing a pipeline of skilled workers in high demand fields, which will bolster workforce development, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 240 jobs, save 1,050 jobs, and leverage $37,700,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000, matched by $2,941,700 in local investment, to the Powdersville Water District, Easley/Anderson County, South Carolina, to fund improvements to a critical water system infrastructure in Anderson County, South Carolina. The project will provide a resilient water supply system to local businesses including an advanced manufacturing exporter of power tools. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, attract private investment, and promote the advancement of the manufacturing industry within the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 342 jobs and leverage $59,280,000 in private investment.
    • $1,379,950 in 12 Technical Assistance University Center projects, matched by $1,333,880.93 in local investments, to support a five-year University Center (UC) program, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $106,100 in one Local Technical Assistance project, with no local match, to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Washington, District of Columbia, to support the IEDC with establishing the Through its RestoreYourEconomy.org platform, to provide technical assistance and knowledge sharing resources for communities that have been impacted by or are working to prepare for natural disasters and other economic disruptions. The program will help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improving the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
    • $315,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $157,500 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from May 11-15, 2020, totaling $2,321,294, which is matched by $1,309,767 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,384,944 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two investments totaling $898,500 that will help create 27 jobs and leverage $2,003,000 in private investments; (2) $748,500 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 15 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment; (3) $112,850 in one Technical Assistance University Center project to make the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community; and (4) $75,000 in one Partnership Planning project to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,384,944 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $373,417 in local investments, as follows:
      • $800,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $200,000 in local investment, to the West River Foundation for Economic and Community Development, Sturgis/Meade County Missouri, to support the Foundation with establishing a Revolving Loan Fund to support recovery and rebuilding efforts following a natural disaster that hit Bennett, Butte, Custer, Fall River, Meade, Pennington, and Perkins Counites located within and near designated Opportunity Zones in South Dakota. The project will address the local and regional need for capital by providing gap financing for start-up businesses, which will help support disaster mitigation, bolster economic diversification, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 27 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $240,000, matched by $60,000 in local investment, to the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority, Columbia/Richland County, South Carolina, to fund a statewide infrastructure assessment of the technical, managerial, operational and financial needs of public water and sewer systems in South Carolina. The project will help increase water and sewer system capacity throughout the state, which will enhance community resiliency in the aftermath of future disasters and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $246,444 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $61,676 in local investment, to the City of Doniphan, Doniphan/Ripley County, Missouri, to support the city of Doniphan with improving infrastructure and stabilizing the Quick Creek bank to address the local and regional need for flood mitigation in Ripley County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The improvements will help maintain business continuity and attract future investment by protecting the value of the area and reducing risks associated with major flood events, which will strengthen the region’s economic resiliency and create jobs for long-term economic stability.
      • $98,500 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $51,741 in local investment, to the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority, Williamson/Mingo County, West Virginia, to support the completion of a Master Plan for development of the Air Transportation Park in Mingo County. By analyzing costs and road, water and sewer infrastructure impact, the study will lay the groundwork for economic diversification throughout the region. Once completed, the project will promote business resiliency in coal communities, attract private investment, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $3,000 in private investment.
    • $748,500 in one Public Works project, matched by $748,500 in local investment, as follows:
      • $748,500, matched by $748,500 in local investment, to the Town of Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh/Steuben County, New York, to fund construction of a wastewater collection system and refurbishment of a wastewater treatment infrastructure that is currently serving the Prattsburgh School District campus in Steuben County. Once completed, this project will be essential in supporting a local telephone company with expanding and creating skilled technical and professional employment opportunities, which will attract private investment and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 15 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment.
    • $112,850 in one Technical Assistance University Center project, matched by $112,850 in local investment, to support the third year of a five-year University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Texas at Tyler, which is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.
    • $75,000 in one Partnership Planning project, matched by $75,000 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced nine investments from May 4-8, 2020, totaling $13,038,440, which is matched by $10,419,085 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $11,063,940 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two investments totaling $8,763,940 that will help create 80 jobs and leverage $16,000,000 in private investments; (2) $1,500,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 235 jobs; (3) $72,000 in two Local Technical Assistance projects to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs; and (4) $402,500 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $11,063,940 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,889,985 in local investments, as follows:
      • $6,458,400 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,614,600 in local investment, to the City of Yankton, Yankton/Yankton County, South Dakota, to support the City with upgrading its water treatment infrastructure near an Opportunity Zone in Yankton County. The project will replace the water treatment plant’s electrical main gear, install a power generator for effluent pumping, upgrade pre-treatment room influent screens, replace process pumps with dry pit submersible pumps, and construct a new equalization basin. The improvements will increase capacity for businesses and promote resiliency following flood damage in 2019, which will help create jobs, promote economic diversification, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $11,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,305,540 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $576,385 in local investment, to the Economic Development Authority of Floyd County, Floyd/Floyd County, Virginia, to fund construction of the Floyd Growth Center Building for skilled trades and innovative production in Floyd County. The project will assist the region with recovery efforts from the 2018 floods by providing a resilient space to address business continuity concerns while promoting job growth in the area. Once completed, the project will help Floyd County High School students with job shadowing, internships, and part-time job experiences, which will help bolster economic diversification, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $5,000,000 in private investment.
      • $2,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $399,000 in local investment, to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc., Pine Bluff/Jefferson County, Arkansas, to support the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. (SEAEDD) with establishing a new headquarters facility in Pine Bluff. The current SEAEDD building is in major disrepair, and the new space will allow for continued disaster resiliency and recovery efforts by offering more classrooms for trainings and outreach. Once completed, the project will increase capacity for pre-disaster planning and post-disaster cleanup coordination and offer apprenticeship that focus on disaster recovery and resiliency projects within the region, which will provide long-term economic growth.
      • $300,000, matched by $300,000 in local investment, to the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Providence/Providence County, Rhode Island, to support the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank with conducting a study of the Newport Naval Station’s surplus property for transfer to Middletown, Portsmouth, and the city of Newport in Rhode Island. The study will aid communities in developing plans for the effective re-use of Navy-owned infrastructure for commercial and public use of the assets to be transferred to the municipalities. Once completed, the project will expand the competitiveness of an industrial cluster to benefit Opportunity Zone communities and serve as a catalyst for long-term economic growth throughout the region.
    • $1,500,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $7,054,600 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $7,054,600 in local investment, to the Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan/Sheridan County, New York, to support the Northern Wyoming Community College District with renovating its current Health Sciences Center to meet the growing demand for healthcare workers in Sheridan County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will provide adequate learning space to train students for healthcare jobs with the Indian Health Services as well as private healthcare facilities. Once completed, the project will bolster long-term economic growth by providing a pipeline of skilled healthcare workers, which will enhance the advancement of resiliency throughout an area hit hard by the decline of the coal industry. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 235 jobs.
    • $72,000 in two Local Technical Assistance projects, matched by $72,000 in local investments, as follows:
      • $52,000, matched by $52,000 in local investment, to the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District, Bozeman/Gallatin County, Montana, to support the city of Bozeman with developing a conduit utility master plan and being the transition for operating the conduit system as its own revenue generating fund. The project will help address the local and regional need for high quality, high speed internet connectivity, which will aid existing businesses and create the environment for further business expansion throughout the region.
      • $20,000, matched by $20,000 in local investment, to the County of Cheyenne, Cheyenne/Cheyenne County, Colorado, to fund the development of the Opportunity Zone Community Prospectus to identify specific industries and types of private investors that align with the growth, vision, and economic strengths of Cheyenne County. The project will help local leadership determine the best plan for attracting industries such as infrastructure improvements and workforce development, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
    • $402,500 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $402,500 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from April 27-May 1, 2020, totaling $20,552,466, which is matched by $7,719,522 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $17,592,466 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes three investments totaling $15,500,000 that will help create 284 jobs and leverage $4,857,142 in private investments; (2) $2,750,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 360 jobs and leverage $9,350,000 in private investment; and (3) $210,000 in one Partnership Planning project to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $17,592,466 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $4,829,522 in local investments, as follows:
      • $13,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $2,350,000 in local investment, to the University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, Ponce/Ponce County, Puerto Rico, to support the University of Puerto Rico-Ponce with establishing a disaster resilient research and business facility to support high-growth businesses focused on the health and medical tourism industries. The project will serve as a high-performing, energy efficient, multiuse infrastructure that supports a business hosting and retention program for entities within a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will help mitigate the direct effects of weather and utilities related interruptions and bolster business continuity, industrial diversification, create jobs, and provide long-term economic growth that will strengthen resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs.
      • $1,542,186 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $413,381 in local investment, to the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Des Moines/Polk County, Iowa, to support the Iowa Economic Development Authority of Des Moines, Iowa, with the development and integration of comprehensive disaster assessments and resiliency plans for Mills and Fremont counties. The project will help identify future land for the use of commercial, business growth, and sustainable community development. Once completed, the project will bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private investment, and create jobs throughout the region.
      • $1,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to Johnston County and the Town of Four Oaks, Smithfield/Johnson County, North Carolina, to fund infrastructure improvements to extend sewer lines and loop the water transmission system within the I-95 Town of Four Oaks corridor in Johnston County, North Carolina. In addition, the project will provide the necessary public water and sewer infrastructure to serve a future warehouse, distribution, retail, and training campus. Once completed, the project will promote job creation, attract private investment, and build resiliency against future disasters. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 161 jobs and leverage $2,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,000,000, matched by $428,571 in local investment, to the East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association, Inc., Rexburg/Madison County, Idaho, to support the East-Central Idaho Planning & Development Association with establishing a rural revolving loan fund covering the counties of Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton in eastern Idaho. The project will provide access to working capital, which will help address the region’s need to strengthen the local workforce. Once completed, the project will promote the growth of rural small businesses, create jobs and help bolster economic diversification throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 93 jobs and leverage $2,857,142 in private investment.
      • $550,280 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $137,570 in local investment, to the International Economic Development Council, Washington/District of Columbia, DC, to support the International Economic Development Council with providing technical assistance to communities impacted by 2018 and 2019 disasters in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Once implemented, the project will meet the need for pre-and post-disaster planning by providing capacity-building services to address economic disruption in the impacted areas. The project will help support recovery and resiliency efforts, which will lead to regional economic growth.
    • $2,750,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $2,750,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $2,750,000, matched by $2,750,000 in local investment, to the Regents of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs/El Paso County, Colorado, to support the Regents of the University of Colorado with the expansion and renovation of the University of Colorado’s cybersecurity building in El Paso County, Colorado. The project is located within a designated Opportunity Zone and will address the region’s need for strengthening the cybersecurity ecosystem by investing in a facility to house cybersecurity companies looking to expand within the region and create a pipeline of well-trained cybersecurity professionals. Once completed, the project will promote higher paying jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 360 jobs and leverage $9,350,000 in private investment.
    • $210,000 in one Partnership Planning project, matched by $140,000 in local investment, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 25 investments from April 20-24, 2020, totaling $16,028,404, which is matched by $8,460,186 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $10,711,990 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes four investments totaling $8,205,606 that will help create 158 jobs, save 1,710 jobs, and leverage $7,710,000 in private investments; (2) $3,503,593 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 178 jobs and leverage $1,685,185 in private investment; (3) $27,100 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs; and (4) $1,785,721 in 14 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $10,711,990 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,924,154 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to Tulsa County, Tulsa/Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to support Tulsa County and Tulsa County Drainage District 12 with replacing equipment to provide critical infrastructure to two important pump stations behind the Arkansas River Levee in Tulsa County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will help mitigate damages from the 2019 flooding and provide the necessary infrastructure to save impacted business from leaving the region. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, create jobs, and build resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 1,559 jobs.
      • $2,500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $625,000 in local investment, to the City of Hidalgo, Hidalgo/Hidalgo County, Texas, to support the city of Hidalgo with post-disaster rebuilding efforts resulting from the 2018 floods that severely impacted Produce Road and the Produce Park Industrial area in Hidalgo County. The project will provide critical roadway infrastructure improvements to Produce Road and create a reliable access to goods and services manufactured by businesses located within the Produce Park Industrial area. Once completed, the project will help bolster business development, attract private investment, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 53 jobs, save 136 jobs, and leverage $7,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,400,000, matched by $600,000 in local investment, to Yeshiva University, New York/New York County, New York, to support the Yeshiva University Innovation Lab with providing critical infrastructure and technical assistance to Israeli high-tech firms seeking to locate their businesses within Opportunity Zones in New York City. The project will help expose start-up companies to the NYC ecosystem and provide logistic support, human resources support, marketing assistance, contracts with local vendors, and access to investors. Once completed, the project will attract foreign direct investments, support entrepreneurialism, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $210,000 in private investment.
      • $1,305,606 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $326,401 in local investment, to the Town of Odessa, Odessa/Lincoln County, Washington, to fund the rehabilitation of a critical water system infrastructure to assist with recovery efforts from the 2017 storms that adversely impacted the region and will meet the water supply needs of the community in Odessa. The project will replace susceptible pavement sections with a more robust pavement to allow a freely draining system, which can create reliable access to farm supplies, medical facilities, and businesses within a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will help the region become resilient against future disasters, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and save 15 jobs.
      • $1,116,596 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $279,149 in local investment, to the M&P Missouri River Levee District and the Pony Creek Drainage District #2, Glenwood/Mills County, Iowa, to support the M&P Missouri River Levee District with conducting a levee certification study to assist in long-term disaster recovery efforts in Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa. The project will collect data, establish methodologies, analyze base flood elevations, conduct a site inspection, survey a levee top, and coordinate certification requirements to achieve levee accreditation. Once completed, the project will help retain businesses, enhance development opportunities, protect 32 miles of county, state, and interstate roadways, and increase economic resiliency to future flooding disasters.
      • $700,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $307,604 in local investment, to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Concho/Canadian County, Oklahoma, to support the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes with updating the Tribes’ comprehensive economic development strategy plan and developing a long-term master recovery plan to implement across multiple locations throughout the Tribes 10 county service areas in Oklahoma. The project will help the region recover from the 2018 natural disasters and serve as a guide for implementing future projects that effectively address the creation and retention of high-quality jobs, support economic growth, infrastructure improvements, attract private investment, and advance economic resiliency against future disasters.
      • $539,788 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, with no local match, to the County of Butte, Oroville/Butte County, California, to support the County of Butte with hiring a deputy administrative officer to spearhead comprehensive long-term recovery efforts in an area devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire and the 2019 severe storms in Butte County. The officer will plan, organize, and direct the county’s economic and community development, the county’s communication and outreach program, and will serve as a liaison between local, state, and federal partners. Once completed, the project will spur commercial and workforce activity, promote resiliency, and strengthen economic growth throughout the region.
      • $150,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplement funds, matched by $36,000 in local investment, to the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Lincoln/Lancaster County, Nebraska, to support the Southeast Nebraska Development District with hiring a disaster recovery coordinator to assist with recovery efforts from the 2019 spring flooding that impacted Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson, Gage, Saunders, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Polk, York, Filmore, and Thayer counties in Nebraska. The disaster recovery coordinator will establish regional partnerships, provide direct assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, and review, update, and implement disaster recovery plans. Once completed, the project will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy, which will increase resilience in the face of future disasters.
    • $3,503,593 in two Public Works projects, matched by $4,278,891 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,950,000, matched by $1,950,000 in local investment, to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority, Johnstown/Cambria County, Pennsylvania, to fund the construction of a 2-story building to serve as a multi-use business center that will bolster economic development in Cambria County. The project will assist in the redevelopment of the region’s economy that was affected from the downturn in the coal industry by promoting entrepreneurialism, providing office space for local businesses, and supporting a labor force reintegration job training program for individuals effected by the opioid crisis. Once completed, the project will help diversify the region’s economy, attract private investment, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 124 jobs and leverage $1,200,000 in private investment.
      • $1,552,593, matched by $2,328,891 in local investment, to the Southern Tier Network, Inc., Corning/Steuben County, New York, to fund the construction and installation of approximately 83 miles of high-speed dark fiber-optic cable in the Southern and Central Tier regions of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates counties in New York. The project will provide access to a stable and reliable broadband network and ensure connection to high-speed internet for local business and institutions, including 11 designated Opportunity Zones. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 54 jobs and leverage $485,185 in private investment.
    • $27,100 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $7,420 in local investment, to the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, Yuma/Yuma County, Arizona, to support the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation with conducting the Spaceport Land Feasibility Study for Yuma County, Arizona. Once completed, the project will provide a plan for capitalizing on new opportunities to foster economic development in the area, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
    • $1,785,721 in 14 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,249,721 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced eight investments from April 13-17, totaling $9,202,500, which is matched by $3,519,657 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $9,070,000 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes three investments totaling $7,860,000 that will help create 134 jobs, save 340 jobs, and leverage $7,500,000 in private investments; (2) $25,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs; and (3) $107,500 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $9,070,000 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $3,457,157 in local investments, as follows:
      • $4,500,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,250,000 in local investment, to the Local Development Authority, San Juan/San Juan County, Puerto Rico, to fund the rehabilitation of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads Port Control Building, for reuse as a publicly owned multi-tenant commercial space that will support early stage businesses in San Juan County. The project will reconstruct infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria and make site improvements of streets and sidewalks on the main roadway intersection, which will allow pedestrians access from the Ferry Terminal to commercial facilities. Once completed, the project will leverage the regional scale of the maritime-surface and multi-modal transportation system by redeveloping the waterfront to entice tourism, which will promote economic resiliency and job creation throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 134 jobs and leverage $1,500,00 in private investment.
      • $3,000,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,037,157 in local investment, to the Town of Damariscotta, Damariscotta/Lincoln County, Maine, to support the Town of Damariscotta with constructing a waterfront flood infrastructure to protect the town’s business continuity and public safety in Lincoln County. The project will help the region recover from a natural disaster by installing a retaining wall and improving the storm drainage system, which will allow efficient public access to the town’s commercial district and promote tourism. Once completed, the project will save jobs, bolster economic resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 340 jobs.
      • $1,050,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,050,000 in local investment, to Barnstable County (acting through the Cape Cod Commission), Barnstable/Barnstable County, Massachusetts, to support the development and implementation of the Cape Cod Economic Development District’s multi-pronged initiative to address the region’s environmental and economic resiliency challenges in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The project will assess impacts from the coastal storms and flooding that devasted the region in 2018 and develop a framework for action to improve decision-making tools used in disaster response efforts. Once completed, the project will help produce a regional geographic data set that will support economic resiliency throughout the region.
      • $360,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $90,000 in local investment, to the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority, Fort Smith/Sebastian County, Arkansas, to support the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority with conducting an environmental review for a port and multimodal facility, to help mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters in Crawford County, Arkansas. The project will consist of initiating and completing all permitting for the site, conducting an engineering study to estimate costs and utility needs, and formulating a preliminary design for expanding the facility, which will help promote the export industry, increase the port’s competitiveness, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $6,000,000 in private investment.
      • $160,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $30,000 in local investment, to the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, Saco/York County, Maine, to support the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission with developing an economic resiliency strategy to mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters in York County, Maine. The project will quantify tourism data from six hard-hit communities, assess at-risk infrastructure, and identify continuity mechanisms to develop a blueprint for prioritizing future investment and inter-municipal cooperation. Once completed, the project will foster tourism, promote resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $25,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $25,000 in local investment, to the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, Bend/Deschutes County, Oregon, to support the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council with hiring a consultant to prepare a business development feasibility study for the city of Madras located in Central Oregon. Once completed, the study will provide a plan for future implementation to generate more economic opportunities for the region and diversify the local economy.
    • $107,500 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $37,500 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 11 investments from April 6-10, totaling $14,144,524, which is matched by $8,109,805 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $8,350,004 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two investments totaling $3,875,200 that will help create 54 jobs, save 1,239 jobs, and leverage $15,600,000 in private investments; and (2) $5,794,520 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 143 jobs, save 106 jobs, and leverage $277,530,000 in private investments.
    • $8,350,004 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,107,161 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,475,200 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $868,800 in local investment, to the City of Westby, Westby/Vernon County, Wisconsin, to support the City of Westby with expanding the city-owned industrial park to meet the need for more business capacity in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The project will make critical infrastructure improvements to help mitigate the effects of recent natural disasters, which will lead to the creation of jobs, spur private investment, promote resiliency, attract new businesses, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 49 jobs and leverage $15,600,000 in private investment.
      • $1,999,420 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $522,250 in local investment, to the Maine Technology Institute and the Foundation for a Strong Maine Economy dba Focus Maine, Brunswick/Cumberland County, Maine, to support the Maine Technology Institute with creating a comprehensive roadmap for strengthening the marine living resources economy in Brunswick. The project will formulate strategies to mitigate future disasters, develop a sustainable workforce, and identify new market opportunities and transportation mechanisms, which will help promote business resiliency, expand industry competitiveness, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $1,110,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $266,400 in local investment, to the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan/San Juan County, Puerto Rico, to support the University of Puerto Rico with hiring disaster recovery coordinators to provide strategic technical assistance, implement recovery strategies, and serve as a liaison between federal, state, and local partners. The project will align existing research and investigation of innovative solutions with recovery efforts, identify eligible grant initiatives, and establish a database of scholarly publications to help with planning. Once completed, the project will support sustainable tourism, help mitigate future disasters, and promote economic development throughout Puerto Rico.
      • $700,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $175,000 in local investment, to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville/Washington County, Arkansas, to support the University of Arkansas’s efforts to assist Arkansas businesses and agribusinesses in furthering economic development and disaster recovery activities through the expansion of commercialization and trade opportunities in Washington County. The University of Arkansas will help introduce businesses to potential export markets to help bolster economic diversification and support disaster recovery efforts from the 2019 floods that affected the region, which will help attract foreign direct investments, create and retain jobs, and enhance economic resiliency throughout the region.
      • $400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $100,000 in local investment, to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, St. Albans/Franklin County, Vermont, to support the Northwest Regional Planning Commission with developing an economic resiliency strategy needed to assist with long-term disaster recovery efforts in Franklin and Grand Isle counties in Vermont. The project will deliver technical assistance to agricultural producers in an emerging cluster, design and pilot an agriculture workforce development-certification program, make capital investments in food storage and transportation, and advance strategic planning in municipalities. Once completed, the project will help protect critical infrastructure from future flooding, create and retain employment opportunities, support industry restructuring, and enhance economic resilience throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and save 1,239 jobs.
      • $385,953 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $104,711 in local investment, to the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to support Florida A&M University with the development of a comprehensive recovery strategy, the FAMU/North Port St. Joe Recovery Project, for the North Port St. Joe community in response to Hurricane Michael and natural disasters. The project will provide a roadmap for the community to implement long-term economic development opportunities by providing technical assistance strategies to support long-term disaster recovery efforts. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, enhance and improve existing communities, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $219,431 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $55,000 in local investment, to Northeastern University and the Maine Department of Economic Development, Boston/Suffolk County, Maine, to support Northeastern University with developing strategies to drive resiliency-focused capital investment into Opportunity Zones in the towns of Millinocket, East Millinocket and Madison, and the City of Saco, Maine, as a pilot for the development of a more comprehensive strategy for generating economic growth and resiliency in Opportunity Zones state-and region-wide. Once completed, the project will promote resiliency, mitigate the effects of natural disaster, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $60,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $15,000 in local investment, to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority, Moultrie/Colquitt County, Georgia, to support the Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority with conducting a study to fill the critical need for workforce development data in the wake of a recent natural disaster in Colquitt, Brooks, Grady, Mitchell, and Thomas counties in Georgia. The study will conduct extensive research to collect and analyze data to deliver a blueprint for maximizing current skillsets, planning job training, and interconnecting businesses in an area covering designated Opportunity Zones. Once completed, the project will help create a highly skilled workforce, promote manufacturing, enhance economic resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $5,794,520 in three Public Works projects, matched by $6,002,644 in local investments, as follows:
      • $3,000,000, matched by $4,796,514 in local investment, to the Town of Hardwick/Center for an Agricultural Economy, Hardwick/Caledonia County, Vermont, to fund the Town of Hardwick’s restoration and re-use of the historic landmark Yellow Barn and the construction of an industrial building to establish an accelerator for food science and food manufacturing in Caledonia County. The project will improve parking, lighting, landscaping, stormwater management, commercial loading, and transportation connections to increase the functionality of the site. Once completed, the project will serve an emerging cluster of agricultural industries, diversify the local timber economy, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 46 jobs, save 6 jobs, and leverage $2,530,000 in private investment.
      • $1,576,520, matched by $394,130 in local investment, to the City of Piedmont, Piedmont/Mineral County, West Virginia, to fund the construction of a new water line to address an emergency water supply loss due to the closure of a local water treatment plant. The project will help provide critical water service in Mineral County and supply the town, businesses, and neighboring communities with potable water. Once completed, the project will which help save residents from water service disruption, help retain existing jobs, assist with industry restructuring, and build economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 100 jobs
      • $1,218,000, matched by $812,000 in local investment, to the Town of Ashley, Ashley/Steuben County, Indiana, to fund the construction of water and sewer infrastructure to improve service to commercial and industrial businesses in Steuben County, Indiana. The project will extend water and sewer access, which will allow a major plastics recycling company to construct a new facility on-site. Once completed, the project will create jobs, increase economic resiliency, and promote advanced manufacturing in an emerging cluster. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 97 jobs and leverage $275,000,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced 13 investments from March 30-April 3, 2020 totaling $38,520,970, which is matched by $14,835,950 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $35,930,180 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes five investments totaling $34,659,039 that will help create 820 jobs, save 1,941 jobs, and leverage $165,000,000 in private investment; (2) $2,264,555 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 133 jobs, save 88 jobs, and leverage $10,500,000 in private investment; and (3) $326,235 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $35,930,180 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $12,245,158 in local investments, as follows:
      • $15,672,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $3,918,000 in local investment, to the City of Walterboro, Walterboro/Colleton County, South Carolina, to fund renovations of the city’s wastewater treatment plant by supporting the expansion of infrastructure for an employer in Walterboro County, South Carolina, a designated Opportunity Zone. The expansion will provide long-term benefits to the local economy in the event of future disasters, providing the region with opportunities to diversify the economy through the attraction of foreign direct investments, and expanding the business of local industries. In addition, the project will create economic resiliency by strengthening the regional economy, supporting private investments, and creating jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 360 jobs and leverage $70,000,000 in private investment.
      • $6,840,865 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,343,500 in local investment, to the City of Lumberton, Lumberton/Robeson County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a critical stormwater infrastructure to improve drainage in the vicinity of the Southeastern Health Facility located in the Tanglewood area of Lumberton City, North Carolina. The project will support the region’s efforts in recovering from the destructions of Hurricane Florence and maintaining business continuity by reducing the area’s vulnerability to future flooding. Once completed, the project will establish reliable accessibility to businesses by mitigating flooding and creating economic resiliency against future disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 1,800 jobs.
      • $6,745,200 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $4,427,800 in local investment, to the Cal Poly Corporation/California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo/San Luis Obispo County, California, to support the Cal Poly Corporation with the construction of a facility to expand the Cal Poly Technology Park in San Luis Obispo, California. The project will construct a 30,000 square foot building and install supporting infrastructure to help fill the critical need for capacity in the area, which will lead to the creation of new industries and jobs throughout the region and help contribute to the economic resilience in the face of future natural disasters. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $20,000,000 in private investment.
      • $4,408,398 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,102,100 in local investment, to the Northeastern Technical College and the Northeastern Technical College Foundation, Cheraw/Chesterfield County, South Carolina, to fund renovations to a former Winn-Dixie facility by constructing two small additions that will transform the building into the Northeastern Technical College’s Marlboro Campus servicing Marlboro, Dillion, and Chesterfield Counties in South Carolina. The project will support expansion of the diesel, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and allied health industries by providing a training infrastructure to instruct future workforce and retrain incumbent workers. Once completed, the project will help recovery efforts from the aftermath of a natural disaster by diversifying the local economy and offering a state-of-the art training facility that can create higher paying jobs. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 310 jobs.
      • $992,576, matched by $248,144 in local investment, to the Town of Seaboard, Seaboard/Northampton County, North Carolina, to support the Town of Seaboard with the rehabilitation and upgrade of a wastewater treatment plant needed to sustain and retain a local manufacturing business in Northampton County, North Carolina. The project will replace the end-stage lagoon liner, construct a transfer pump station, repair the spray-field irrigation, and install a standby generator, which will help modernize and expand operations in the area. Once completed, the project will help save jobs, promote resiliency, support an emerging industrial cluster, and strengthen economic development throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 141 jobs saved and leverage $75,000,000 in private investment.
      • $869,153 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Bayfield/Bayfield County, Wisconsin, to support the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians with hiring an economic development coordinator to assist with recovery efforts in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The coordinator will help develop an economic development strategy, conduct a feasibility study, create master plans for two tribally-owned sites, and implement recovery plans. Once completed, the project will diversify the local economy, promote economic resilience in the face of future natural disasters, and preserve the cultural heritage of the tribe.
      • $250,000, matched by $167,617 in local investment, to the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, Santa Fe/Santa Fe County, New Mexico, to support the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship with identifying, training, and certifying professionals to deliver workshops for creative-industry entrepreneurs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The project will help increase workforce readiness and grow innovation-centric jobs for creative entrepreneurs throughout the area. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
      • $151,988 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $37,997 in local investment, to the Foundation for a Sustainable Community/Institute for Sustainable Development, Alexandria/Alexandria City, Virginia, to support the Foundation for a Sustainable Community dba Institute for Sustainable Development with coordinating a series of eight economic recovery and resiliency workshops that will connect local officials to resources and assist the region in recovering from the 2018 flood that effected Howard, Frederick, and Washington Counties in Maryland. The project will help facilitate public-private partnerships and build working relationships between economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, disaster response organizations, and federal agencies to support the establishment of a mitigation and disaster response preparedness plan. Once completed, the project will help protect critical infrastructure from future flooding, create and retain employment opportunities, and enhance economic resilience throughout the region.
    • $2,264,555 in two Public Works projects, matched by $2,264,556 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,958,555, matched by $1,958,556 in local investment, to the City of Phenix City, Phenix City/Russell County, Alabama, to fund upgrades to the only wastewater treatment plant to provide a critical sewer infrastructure that will accommodate new and expanding industries in Russell County, Alabama, a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will increase commercial development opportunities, create jobs, attract private investments, and help strengthen and diversify the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 103 jobs, save 88 jobs, and leverage $8,000,000 in private investment.
      • $306,000, matched by $306,000 in local investment, to the City of Sherrill, Oneida County, New York, to support the City of Sherrill with the upgrade of an electrical substation critical to expanding utility service at the Silver City Industrial Park in Oneida County, New York. The project will increase the transformer’s size, upsize wire to handle the increased load, and install new poles and pole-mounted gang switches for primary switching. Once completed, the project will support business growth, expand manufacturing product development, and increase economic development throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and leverage $2,500,000 in private investment.
    • $326,235 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $326,236 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 11 investments from March 23-27, 2020, totaling $7,026,935, which is matched by $8,612,614 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $2,000,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base that will help create 520 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $53,000,000 in private investment; (2) $3,683,935 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 106 jobs and leverage $12,600,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,343,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $2,000,000 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, matched by $5,274,157 in local investment, as follows:
      • $2,000,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $5,274,157 in local investment, to the Lenoir Community College/Lenoir County, Kinston/Lenoir County, North Carolina, to fund the renovation and expansion of the Lenoir Community College’s Lloyd Health Science Building, to include constructing a two-story classroom/lab extension on its existing infrastructure in Lenoir County, North Carolina. The project will help the region with recovering from the destruction of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence by meeting the growing health science needs and addressing the critical healthcare operations throughout eastern North Carolina. Once completed, the project will promote higher paying jobs in the healthcare industry, attract private investment, and bolster economic resiliency throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 520 jobs, save 18 jobs, and leverage $53,000,000 in private investment.
    • $3,683,935 in two Public Works projects, matched by $2,455,957 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,558,935, matched by $1,705,957 in local investment, to the Valdosta and Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, Valdosta/Lowndes County, Georgia, to fund the renovation of the Valdosta Area Business Incubator in Lowndes County, Georgia, a designated Opportunity Zone. This project renovates the second and third floors of the incubator, repairs exterior masonry, and replaces the roof in order to provide small business start-ups with space for communications and expansion. Once completed, this project will promote economic growth and development, spur private investment, and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 81 jobs and leverage $9,700,000 in private investment.
      • $1,125,000, matched by $750,000 in local investment, to Jasper County, Ridgeland/Jasper County, South Carolina, to fund critical roadway and stormwater infrastructure improvements to support the U.S. Highway 278 corridor in Jasper County, South Carolina. The project will increase the region’s competitiveness in attracting, expanding, and retaining light industrial businesses, which will help the region become resilient against future disasters, create jobs, attract private investment, and strengthen the reginal economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs and leverage $2,900,000 in private investment.
    • $1,343,000 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $882,500 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 12 investments from March 16-20, 2020, totaling $3,380,900, which is matched by $1,537,637 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $1,990,400 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two investments for $1,850,400 that will help create 210 jobs and save 40 jobs; (2) $345,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs; and (3) $1,045,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $1,990,400 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $703,470 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,500,400 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $499,600 in local investment, to the North Dakota State University Research & Technology Park, Fargo/Cass County, North Carolina, to fund the acquisition of tools and equipment necessary for a newly retrofitted makerspace at North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park in Fargo County, North Dakota. This project will help the region recover from the Spring Floods of 2019 and reinforce the need for regional economic diversification by providing a space for students, members of the public, and clients of a nearby incubator to test the technical viability of their ideas. Once completed, the project will support the development of a more diversified agricultural technology driven ecosystem with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, which will strengthen the regional economy, support private investments, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 180 jobs.
      • $350,000, matched by $168,870 in local investment, to the Venture Café Foundation, Charlestown/Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to support the Venture Café Foundation with providing business development and entrepreneur educational programs at the Roxbury Innovation Center in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project will provide a pathway for entrepreneurs to move at their own pace through workshops, skills training, mentorship, and business plan development, which can lead towards access to capital and business acceleration. Once completed, the project supports a vibrant shared workspace for program participants, which will help generate new businesses, create jobs, and drive economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs and save 40 jobs.
      • $140,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $35,000 in local investment, to the Grand Gateway Economic Development Association, Big Cabin/Craig County, Oklahoma, to support the Grand Gateway Economic Development Association with hiring a disaster resiliency coordinator to assist with recovery efforts from the 2018 storms and flooding that impacted Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Rogers, Mayes, and Delaware Counties in Oklahoma. The disaster resiliency coordinator will collaborate with regional stakeholders to expand capacity that will help support disaster recovery initiatives and develop a comprehensive regional disaster mitigation plan. Once completed, the project will result in the region having a resource to prepare for response to and recovery from future disasters, which will create economic resiliency and provide sustainable jobs throughout the region.
    • $345,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $125,000 in local investment, to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, Washington/District of Columbia, to support the NADO Research Foundation with providing training through the Economic Development District (EDD) Training Program for Emerging Leaders and the Southwest Region Economic Development Association Annual Training Conference. The project will provide comprehensive practical and best practice training and learning experiences to EDD staff across the region. Additionally, the project will offer unique and specific training to emerging leaders of EDD staff that will take on leadership roles in the near future, which will help strengthen the effectiveness of regional economic development partners to build capacity, increase investments, and promote further regional economic growth and competitiveness.
    • $1,045,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $709,167 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced nine investments from March 9-13, 2020, totaling $1,497,218, which is matched by $1,121,692 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $377,218 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, and (2) $1,120,000 in six Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $377,218 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $121,692 in local investments, as follows:
      • $201,218 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $50,305 in local investment, to the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Spooner/Washburn County, Wisconsin, to fund the development of a comprehensive inventory and evaluation of flood-prone road and stream crossings in Wisconsin’s Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties, to create a regional infrastructure systems database for the Lake Superior Basin region. The transportation infrastructure systems of northern Wisconsin are at risk of continued failure due to repeated flooding and a lack of road-stream crossing inventory and flood hazard evaluation. The project will help the region’s leaders maximize their investment in critical infrastructure, which will limit the impact of future natural disasters and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $96,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities, matched by $51,387 in local investment, to the Marshall University Research Corporation, Huntington/Cabell County, West Virginia, to support the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University with conducting research and developing economic development strategies for three counties hit hard by the decline of the coal industry in West Virginia. The project will provide needed economic stability and a roadmap on continued diversification of the economy, which will enhance job creation and retention, spur private investment, and advance resiliency throughout the region.
      • $80,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $20,000 in local investment, to the Moore County Partners in Progress and the County of Moore, Pinehurst/Moore County, North Carolina, to support the Moore County Partners in Progress with conducting an entrepreneurial assessment to support disaster recovery, economic resiliency and diversification in Moore County. The study will evaluate the viability of various entrepreneurial development opportunities, including the potential for establishing an entrepreneurial incubator/hub, and then determine the best course of action to implement in order to assist small businesses, foster entrepreneurial development, and mitigate adverse economic effects from natural disasters, including recent hurricanes. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
    • $1,120,000 in six Partnership Planning projects, matched by $1,000,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 26 investments from March 2-6, 2020, totaling $8,230,223, which is matched by $4,467,542 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $4,804,723 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $1,600,000 that will help create 25 jobs, save 760 jobs, and leverage $625,000 in private investment; (2) $2,350,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 165 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $14,600,000 in private investment; and (3) $1,075,500 in 16 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $4,804,723 in eight Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,236,954 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,200,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $550,000 in local investment, to the Concho Valley Council of Governments, San Angelo/Tom Green County, Texas, to support the Concho Valley Council of Governments (CVCOG) in San Angelo, with purchasing a building to serve as CVCOG’s regional headquarters to provide disaster recovery and economic development services to the region. The project will focus on reconstruction and rebuilding towards resiliency while diversifying the economy to promote a quick recovery and make it more hardened to withstand future impacts of economic, natural, and other disasters, which will lead to economic stability throughout the region.
      • $1,100,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,100,000 in local investment, to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Catoosa/Rogers County, Oklahoma, to fund railroad infrastructure improvements at the Port of Catoosa in Rogers County, Oklahoma. The Port is a vital transportation node that ensures the flow of goods and other resources during natural disasters, and with the repairs it can remain competitive and expand the region’s ability to attract and retain its targeted industries. Once completed, the project will help build a reliable access to vital resources to support regional resiliency after future natural disasters and provide long-term sustainable economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 735 jobs.
      • $500,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $125,000 in local investment, to the Northeast Council of Governments and the Northeast County of Governments Development Corporation, Aberdeen/Brown County, South Dakota, to support the Northeast Council of Governments with establishing a Revolving Loan Fund to support small businesses with recovering and rebuilding following a natural disaster that hit twelve northeast counties located within and near designated Opportunity Zones in South Dakota. The project will address the local and regional need for capital by providing gap financing for start-up businesses as well as retaining, sustaining, and expanding businesses throughout the region. Once completed, the project will support disaster mitigation efforts by providing local business with access to working capital, which will bolster economic diversification, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 25 jobs, and leverage $625,000 in private investment.
      • $462,723, matched by $273,954 in local investment, to the Lowcountry Local First, Charleston/Charleston County, South Carolina, to support the Lowcountry Local First organization with implementing the Good Enterprises program, to offer a curriculum of business education in Charleston County. The project will provide training, incubation, acceleration, financial literacy, and mentorship for underserved entrepreneurs in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will promote economic sustainability, expand job opportunities, and promote growth throughout the region.
      • $200,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to the Centralina Economic Development Commission, Inc., Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to support the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to collaborate with local leaders in Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabbarrus, Gaston, Irdell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties in central North Carolina. The disaster recovery coordinator will update recovery plans, facilitate development of new plans for severely impacted communities that do not have them, and assist with special recovery projects. Once completed, the project will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy, which will increase resilience in the face of future disasters.
      • $200,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $50,000 in local investment to the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Kernersville/Forsyth County, North Carolina, to support the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to implement recovery strategies and collaborate with local leaders in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties in North Carolina. The disaster recovery coordinator will update recovery plans, facilitate the development of new plans for severely impacted communities that do not have them, and assist with special recovery projects. Once completed, the project will help strengthen and diversify the regional economy and will increase resilience in the face of future disasters.
      • $72,000, matched by $18,000 in local investment, to the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Wilson/Wilson County, North Carolina, to support a regional broadband study to fill the critical need for asset information in Wilson, Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, and Northhampton counties in North Carolina. The project will identify target opportunities for future investment in high-speed broadband in an area hard-hit by recent natural disasters. Once completed, the project will provide long-term economic growth, support business development, and create new jobs throughout the region.
      • $70,000, matched by $70,000 in local investment, to the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Authority, Eddyville/Lyon County, Kentucky, to support the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Authority with the update of the Riverport Master Plan, to serve as the foundation for revitalization in Lyon County. The project will define areas for improvement and establish priorities for future projects and growth in areas within the riverport’s boundaries. Once completed, the project will help create jobs and encourage economic development throughout the region.
    • $2,350,000 in two Public Works projects, matched by $1,296,421 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,031,789 in local investment, to the City of Springdale, Springdale/Washington County, Arkansas, to support critical roadway infrastructure improvements to remove existing portions of Jefferson Street, widen Kendrick Avenue, and connect it to Arkansas State Highway 265 in Benton County, Arkansas. The project improvements will also support a food processing equipment manufacturer with the construction of a new plant on a nearby site, which will help create jobs, spur private investments, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 65 jobs, save 60 jobs, and leverage $14,600,000 in private investment.
      • $850,000, matched by $264,632 in local investment, to the Delgado Community College, New Orleans/Orleans County, Louisiana, to support the Delgado Community College with the design and construction of a new two-story Delgado Maritime and Industrial Training Facility in a designated Opportunity Zone in Orleans County, Louisiana. The new facility will address the regions need for skilled workers by providing a maritime training program on new deckhands that will prepare students for entry into the Inland Water Transportation Industry. Once completed, the project will produce a pipeline of trained and credentialed mariners, create jobs, and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs.
    • $1,075,500 in 16 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $934,167 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced seven investments from February 24-28, 2020, totaling $17,966,274, which is matched by $5,361,551 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $16,718,000 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $7,478,000 that will help create 315 jobs, save 1,325 jobs, and leverage $431,000,000 in private investment; and (2) $1,248,274 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 225 jobs, save 85 jobs, and leverage $77,000,000 in private investment.
    • $16,718,000 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $4,113,277 in local investments, as follows:
      • $8,960,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $2,240,000 in local investment, to the City of Long Beach, Long Beach/Los Angeles County, California, to fund the design and construction of a critically needed flood control infrastructure that will improve the storm drains and pump stations throughout the City of Long Beach, a designated Opportunity Zone in Los Angeles County. The project will increase resiliency to withstand and recover from events such as winter storms, flooding, and mudslides that could adversely impact the growth of the regional economy. Once completed, the project will help lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $5,600,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,400,000 in local investment, to Lycoming County, Williamsport/Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, to fund the repair of the structurally unsound I-wall within a levee to prevent catastrophic flooding in Williamsport. The project will re-line, repair, and replace I-wall metal pipes in the economic epicenter of the town to retain and protect existing businesses. Once completed, the project will advance manufacturing, secure resiliency from future natural disasters, and promote employment in a designated Opportunity Zone. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 240 jobs, save 1,300 jobs, and leverage $425,000,000 in private investment.
      • $1,878,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $400,000 in local investment, to 3SCORE, INC, Chico/Butte County, California, to support 3CORE with capitalizing an existing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and funds technical assistance for the RLF in Butte, Tehama, and Glenn Counties, California. The project will provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with access to working capital in areas impacted by natural disasters, including the 2018 Camp Fire. Once completed, the project will help small businesses recover and grow, promote economic diversification, and strengthen communities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs, save 25 jobs, and leverage $6,000,000 in private investment.
      • $180,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $45,000 in local investment, to the Southwest Iowa Planning Council, Atlantic/Cass County, Iowa, to support the Southwest Iowa Planning Council with hiring a recovery coordinator to implement a long-term disaster strategic plan that will assist the region with recovery efforts from 2019 floods that severely affected Harrison, Shelby, and Fremont Counties in Iowa. The recovery coordinator will help to create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improving the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters, which will help spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $100,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $28,277 in local investment, to the Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Kingsville/Kleberg County, Texas, to support the Texas A&M University at Kingsville with conducting a disaster recovery modeling simulation in the cities of Mercedes and Raymondville, Texas. The project will assist the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Region with developing a disaster management plan, to serve as a resilience development tool, to meet the communities' critical need of an objective, data -driven, and community-specific support system, that will promote economic resiliency throughout the region.
    • $1,248,274 in two Public Works projects, matched by $1,248,274 in local investments, as follows:
      • $735,000, matched by $735,000 in local investment, to the Town of Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett/Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to fund the reconstruction of a critical infrastructure roadway to serve the Town of Mattapoisett’s 100-acre Industrial Park and the existing businesses in Plymouth County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The project improvements will support new business development opportunities and enable expansion of office space, light manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, and distribution activities within the industrial park. Once completed, the project will help advance the region’s industrial growth, support entrepreneurialism, attract private investments, and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 200 jobs and leverage $35,000,000 in private investment.
      • $513,274, matched by $513,274 in local investment, to the Village of Atkinson, Atkinson/Henry County, Illinois, to fund critical sewer infrastructure improvements needed to support the growth of manufacturing businesses in Atkinson. The project improvements will assist the Village of Atkinson with extending its existing sewer services to several businesses, which will attract new business starts, private investment, and serve as a hub of economic activity throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 85 jobs, and leverage $42,000,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced eight investments from February 17-21, 2020, totaling $2,004,683, which is matched by $582,961 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $709,222 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, and (2) $1,295,461 in seven Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $709,222 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, with no local match, as follows:
      • $709,222 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, with no local match, to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Odanah/Ashland County, Wisconsin, to support the Bad River Chippewa Tribe with hiring a disaster recovery manager to help develop an economic diversification strategy plan and assist with recovery efforts from natural disasters in Odanah. The disaster recovery manager will also lead a feasibility study to aid the creation of a new business incubator that supports entrepreneurship and new economic activity in the area. The project will help bolster new business opportunities within the Tribal community, and helps the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters.
    • $1,295,461 in seven Partnership Planning projects, matched by $582,961 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced four investments from February 10-14, 2020, totaling $2,636,416, which is matched by $633,854 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $2,581,416 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes two projects for $2,181,416 that will help create 395 jobs, save 160 jobs, and leverage $120,500,000 in private investment; and (2) $55,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs.
    • $2,581,416 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $633,854 in local investments, as follows:
      • $1,726,416 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $431,604 in local investment, to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands/Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Saipan/Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, to support the construction of a water filtration system in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, a designated Opportunity Zone. The new infrastructure improvements will ensure the availability of fresh potable water on the island to help increase economic conditions that will lead to the creation of more employment opportunities and higher personal incomes for the region’s workforce. Once completed, the project will support resiliency against future natural disasters, spur private investments, and provide long-term economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 370 jobs and leverage $110,000,000 in private investment.
      • $455,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $113,750 in local investment, to Jefferson County, Rigby/Jefferson County, Idaho, to fund the design and engineering of a roadway to provide access to an industrial area in Jefferson County. The project will help the County improve necessary infrastructure to address the resiliency of the roadway as a result of severe winter storms and flooding, which will lead to long-term economic growth and an increase in sustainable job opportunities throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 25 jobs, save 160 jobs, and leverage $10,500,000 in private investment.
      • $400,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $88,500 in local investment, to the Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Recinto de Cupey/Municipality of Cataño, Cataño/Cataño, Puerto Rico, to fund the Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plan for the Cataño waterfront in Puerto Rico, a designated Opportunity Zone. Cataño is a 10-minute ferry ride from the San Juan port where more than 1.4 million cruise ship tourists visit annually. The plan will use a community-based research approach to design strategies for attracting visitors to Cataño for shopping, sight-seeing, and other tourist attractions. Once completed, the project will help improve recruitment and retention throughout the region, which will strengthen the local economy.
    • $55,000, in one Local Technical Assistance project, with no local match, to the Port of Clarkston, Clarkston/Asotin County, Washington, to support the development of the Economic Impact and Needs Assessment of the Cruise Boat and Passenger Vessel Industry in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Once completed, the study will provide a plan for capitalizing on new opportunities in workforce development, which will lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
  • EDA announced eight investments from February 3-7, 2020, totaling $14,808,351, which is matched by $4,598,761 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $8,331,455 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $7,431,455 that will help save 175 jobs and leverage $2,450,000 in private investment; (2) $6,056,896 in three Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 332 jobs, save 298 jobs, and leverage $17,450,000; and (3) $420,000 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $8,331,455 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $2,082,863 in local investments, as follows:
      • $7,431,455 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,857,863 in local investment, to the Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County, Carson/Skamania County, Washington, to fund upgrades to an electrical power substation to support the energy needs of commercial and industrial customers in Skamania County. The regional area sustained major damages from severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. This project will increase reliability of access to electrical power and provide commercial and industrial customers with an uninterrupted, ongoing source of electricity. Once completed, the project will sustain the region’s economic growth, support job creation, and promote resiliency after future natural disasters. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 175 jobs and leverage $2,450,000 in private investment.
      • $720,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $180,000 in local investment, to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Dayton/Montgomery County, Ohio, to support the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission with hiring a disaster recovery manager to help develop a comprehensive mitigation and resiliency plan, which will support recovery efforts from the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes that devastated the region in Dayton County, a designated Opportunity Zone. The disaster recovery manager will collaborate with regional partners, business community, and economic development organizations to create a robust economic reuse and redevelopment strategy that will address the serious concerns of the region’s workforce depletion caused by the adverse impacts of the tornadoes. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $180,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $45,000 in local investment, to the West Central Texas Economic Development District Corporation, Abilene/Taylor County, Texas, to the West Central Texas Economic Development District with providing technical assistance and developing a regional resiliency plan to facilitate economic recovery in Abilene, Texas, an area impacted by 2018 storms and flooding. The project will focus on reconstruction and rebuilding towards resiliency while diversifying the economy to promote a quick recovery and make it more hardened to withstand future impacts of economic, natural, and other disasters, which will lead to economic stability throughout the region.
    • $6,056,896 in three Public Works projects, matched by $2,410,898 in local investments, as follows:
      • $2,589,380, matched by $647,347 in local investment, to Sampson Community College and Sampson County, Clinton/Sampson County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a new commercial truck driving training facility located in the Clinton-Sampson Industrial Park in Sampson County, a designated Opportunity Zone. This investment will support the expansion of the Sampson Community College’s truck driving school and will generate a pipeline of skilled licensed drivers to meet a significant regional employment need. Once completed, the project will create jobs, spur private investments, and advance economic resiliency. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 291 jobs, save 243 jobs, and leverage $13,500,000 in private investment.
      • $2,271,953, matched by $567,988 in local investment, to Idaho State University, Pocatello/Bannock County, Idaho, to support the Idaho State University with construction, renovation, and expansion of an existing infrastructure to establish the Onsite Power Generation and Systems Technical Education and Training Facility in Bannock County, near a designated Opportunity Zone. The new technical education and training facility will offer courses on building, maintaining, and repairing power generation systems to help produce highly skilled technicians. The project will promote higher paying employment opportunities, promote economic diversification, and support economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 24 jobs.
      • $1,195,563, matched by $1,195,563 in local investment, to the Port of Newport, Newport/Lincoln County, Oregon, to support the construction of a new fixed pier, gangway, and gangway float on Port Dock 5 at the Port of Newport in Yaquina Bay, Oregon. The Port is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet and serves as the only access to a floating dock with approximately 80 vessel moorings and floating fuel facility. Once completed, the project will assist the Port in maintaining services for the existing fleet, expand local business operations, and create employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 17 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $3,950,000 in private investment.
    • $420,000 in two Partnership Planning projects, matched by $105,000 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 29 investments from January 27-31, 2020, totaling $6,906,704, which is matched by $4,690,304 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $156,704 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; (2) $1,500,000 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 24 jobs; (3) $50,000 in one Local Technical Assistance project to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs, and (4) $5,200,000 in 25 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $156,704 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $89,445 in local investments, as follows:
      • $117,704, matched by $50,445 in local investment, to Oakland University, Rochester/Oakland County, Michigan, to fund a feasibility study to determine the validity of a small business service center to help support non-technology-based companies flourish in Pontiac. The study will evaluate how local, regional, and state resources can be integrated into a single entity that develops, sustains, and promotes entrepreneurial opportunities near designated Opportunity Zones. Once completed, the study will support regional planning for business expansions, which will create jobs and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $39,000, matched by $39,000 in local investment, to Jefferson County, Watertown/Jefferson County, New York, to support the development and implementation of a 5-year comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for Jefferson County, which will include development of the CEDS plan itself and an in-depth tourism destination development plan to be incorporated into the CEDS. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $1,500,000 in one Public Works project, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, as follows:
      • $1,500,000, matched by $1,500,000 in local investment, to the Venango County Economic Development Authority, Franklin/Venango County, Pennsylvania, to support the Venango County Economic Development Authority with renovating the third floor of the historic Oil City National Bank Building, to establish an Innovation Center in Venango County. The project includes creating commercial infrastructure to provide office, co-working, meeting, and maker space in a designated Opportunity Zone. Once completed, the project will be a catalyst for new business, help revitalize an industrial area, create jobs, and spur economic growth and resiliency throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create 24 jobs.
    • $50,000, in one Local Technical Assistance project, matched by $50,000 in local investment, to support the update and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for seven counties in the southeast Wisconsin region. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
    • $5,200,000 in 25 Partnership Planning projects, matched by $3,050,859 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced five investments from January 20-24, 2020, totaling $1,182,267, which is matched by $819,738 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $65,030 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base; (2) $627,237 in one Public Works project to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 3,465 jobs; and (3) $490,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $65,030 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project, with no local match, as follows:
      • $65,030, with no local match, to the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Crandon/Forest County, Wisconsin, to support the Forest County Potawatomi Community with conducting a study to determine the feasibility of a communications and information technology training center, to help increase the number of STEM-based employment opportunities in the region. The study will help the local tribe determine how best to encourage additional growth in media and technology-based sectors in Forest County, Wisconsin. Once completed, the training center will provide a central location for skill enhancement and entrepreneurship support in the area, which will lead to the creation of jobs and spur business throughout the region.
    • $627,237 in one Public Works project, matched by $627,238 in local investment, as follows:
      • $627,237, matched by $627,238 in local investment, to the City of Indianola, Indianola/Warren County, Iowa, to fund construction of an access road along Iowa Avenue industrial park to serve the Missouri Valley Joint Apprentice Training Center (JATC) facility in the city of Indianola. The project will help address the region’s need for a skilled workforce, specifically electrical lineman by providing apprentice with accessibility to the JATC training facility. Once completed, the project will promote higher paying employment opportunities, and support economic growth throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create $3,465 jobs.
    • $490,000 in three Partnership Planning projects, matched by $192,500 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • EDA announced 13 investments from January 6-10, 2020, totaling $12,377,300, which is matched by $5,154,325 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $11,239,800 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $3,000,000 that will help create 635 jobs and save 55 jobs; and (2) $1,137,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
  • EDA announced 13 investments from January 6-10, 2020, totaling $12,377,300, which is matched by $5,154,325 in local investments. These investments include the following: (1) $11,239,800 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project for $3,000,000 that will help create 635 jobs and save 55 jobs; and (2) $1,137,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $11,239,800 in five Economic Adjustment Assistance projects, matched by $4,279,950 in local investments, as follows:
      • $7,120,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $1,000,000 in local investment, to the Sonoma County Community College District, Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California, to support the establishment of a construction and trade employment training facility in Sonoma County, California. The project will help recovery efforts from the Sonoma Complex fires losses by building an infrastructure that will provide instructional training courses in the construction, manufacturing, and trade industries. Once completed, this project will provide future trainee’s with current employment opportunities, promote economic resiliency, and strengthen the regional economy.
      • $3,000,000, matched by $3,000,000 in local investment, to the Beall Family Foundation, Newport Beach/Orange County, California, to fund the purchase of equipment to construct a movable scientific laboratory at the University of Lab Partners located in Research Park in Orange County, California. The project will serve as an incubator that offers new start-up biotech entrepreneurs with affordable access to expensive scientific equipment in a state-of-the-art facility, including office space that can accelerate the development of ideas. Once completed, the project will support innovation, create and retain jobs, and attract private investments. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 635 jobs and save 55 jobs.
      • $740,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $185,000 in local investment, to the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission, LaCrosse/LaCrosse County, Wisconsin, to support the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission (MRRPC) of La Crosse, Wisconsin, with the creation of an economic recovery and resiliency plan to mitigate future flooding and storm-related impacts in the villages of Ontario, Readstown, Viola, and La Farge. The study will analyze the region's safest sites for business, industry workforce housing, community facilities and public infrastructure, which will help lead to the creation of jobs and businesses throughout the region.
      • $300,000 in 2019 Disaster Supplemental funds, matched by $75,000 in local investment, to the Town of Paradise, Paradise/Butte County, California, to fund the hiring of a disaster recovery manager to lead community disaster and emergency management planning in Paradise, California. The project will result in the region having a resource to prepare for response to and recovery from future disasters, which will create economic resiliency and provide sustainable jobs throughout the region.
      • $79,800 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding, matched by $19,950 in local investment, to the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce, Poplar Bluff/Butler County, Missouri, to support the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce with conducting a retail market analysis for the five-county region of Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley, and Wayne counties in Missouri. The study will result in a market report to help address the local and regional need to restore and improve pre-disaster economic conditions. Once completed, the project will provide the region with information needed to attract and expand businesses within the Poplar Bluff downtown Opportunity Zone, which will help sustain the region’s economic growth, support job creation, and promote resiliency after future natural disasters.
    • $1,137,500 in eight Partnership Planning projects, matched by $874,375 in local investments, to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
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