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2020

  • 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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