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2017

  • February 20-24, 2017

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

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

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