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2017

  • May 8-12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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