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2018

  • May 4-10, 2018

    • $2 million in one Public Works project as follows:
      • $2 million to the Saginaw County Road Commission, Saginaw, Michigan, to support the reconstruction and expansion of Dixie Highway, a historic transportation route in Saginaw County, Michigan. The project will promote an increase in road capacity, improve safety and ensure a more efficient flow of commerce, which will attract and bring in new investments, jobs, and related economic activity to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 54 jobs and leverage $6.5 million in private investment.
    • $10,481,220 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $9.88 million to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, New York, to fund the demolition and reconstruction of deteriorating dock infrastructure at the former Marine Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. The proposed project consists of demolishing platforms and bulkheads and reconstructing the interior platforms, piling and appropriate components to allow access to vessels undergoing repairs in the dry dock at the terminal. The investment will protect the shoreline from erosion, stabilize dry dock operations, create jobs, and attract businesses. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 75 jobs and leverage $19.5 million in private investment.
      • $391,220 to the Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, Anchorage, Alaska, to fund the creation of the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative, which will focus on aligning public, private and academic support toward the long-term, sustainable development of Alaska’s ocean economy, the blue growth strategy. This project will create a roadmap that will lead the transition from oil to a new blue economy, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs.
      • $210,000 to the University of Hawaii Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, to fund the purchase of equipment for the Maui Food Innovation Center at the University of Hawaii’s Maui campus. The facility is a product development and manufacturing site for agribusiness and food entrepreneurs. The project will assist with addressing the needs of agricultural workers by supporting entrepreneurship and export development through the creation of a packaging and marketing support center at the University, which will help bolster the food production-to-consumption value chain and support food-business entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 32 jobs.
    • $480,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • April 20-26, 2018

    • $958,885 in one Public Works project as follows:
      • $858,885 to the Village of Delta, the Maumee Valley Planning Organization, and Fulton County, Ohio to fund the construction of a new raw water pump station to provide untreated water service to an industrial park within Fulton County and the Village of Delta, Ohio. The project includes two new vertical turbine style pumps with suction piping connected to an old reservoir intake located immediately north of the pump station. This investment will support and enhance economic development in the Northwest Ohio region, which will help expand job opportunities and address the unemployment rate in the area. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 165 jobs and leverage $81.19 million in private investment.
    • $968,774 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $788,774 to the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA BioMed, Torrance, California, to fund the purchase and acquisition of research equipment for use in a biotech incubator facility in Torrance, California. Once completed, the project will improve service capacity of the incubator, which will assist entrepreneurial firms in creating more employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. In addition, this project will address the region’s demand for more high-skilled workers and increase private capital investment in the local community.
      • $180,000 to the Capital Area Council of Governments, Austin, Texas, to fund the implementation of the Capital Area Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program, which will assist communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Capital Area Region of Texas, specifically in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Lee counties. The project activity will include identification of potential resiliency, mitigation, and economic recovery projects in these disaster declared areas, as well as developing a secure regional data hub for geospatial data. This project will bring together the region’s public and private sectors in the creation of a roadmap that supports economic recovery, reconstruction, redevelopment, workforce training, resiliency, and long-term planning.
    • $65,000 in one Partnership Planning project 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.
  • April 6-12, 2018

    • $6.826 million in five Public Works projects as follows:
      • $1.535 million to the John C. Calhoun state Community College/Alabama Community College System, Tanner, Alabama, to support the construction of an automotive technology program facility on the campus of Calhoun Community College. The facility will offer extensive hands-on training in an active shop environment that will provide skills necessary to enter and excel in the automotive service and repair industry. The completion of the project will expand and strengthen the automotive cluster in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, enhancing the region’s economic resilience. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 219 jobs and leverage $32.515 million in private investment.
      • $1.5 million to the Research Foundation State University of New York, Alfred, New York, to fund the renovation and expansion of an existing building to be used to develop the Biorefinery Development Commercialization Center in Alleghany County. The upgrades will create a research and development center and commercial scale up facility for the patented cellulose Hot Water Extraction – Membrane Separation Process. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s ability to create new jobs and retain existing jobs, which will help to create economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 5 jobs and leverage $500,000 in private investment.
      • $1.2 million to the City of Tulia, Texas, to fund the construction of new infrastructure that includes the installation of a road, water, and sewer to develop an industrial business park that will facilitate the City of Tulia’s economic diversification into manufacturing and renewable energy. This investment will promote job growth and business expansion to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 15 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.
    • $403,000 in five Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • March 30-April 5, 2018

    • $1.93 million in one Public Works project as follows:
      • $1.93 million to the Town of Hartland, Maine, to fund the construction of upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant, throughout the Town of Hartland in Somerset County. The upgrades include replacing blowers, mixers, pumps, clarifier components, the sludge press, and overall upgrades of the buildings, tanks, and lagoons to ensure continued compliance with State and Federal wastewater discharge regulations. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s tanning industry and help to retain existing jobs, which will help to create economic stability in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 175 jobs.
    • $166,100 in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project as follows:
      • $166,100 to the Hawaii Pacific University, Waimanalo, Honolulu County, Hawaii, to support the development of Aquaculture and Biotechnology training programs to educate local companies, workers, and teachers with the information and skills necessary to grow these clusters in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The project will help diversify Hawaii’s economy and tourism industry, which will contribute to more employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs.
    • $245,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • March 23-29, 2018

    • $5,314,435 in three Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2.64 million to the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle, Weirton, West Virginia, to fund rehabilitation of the Wheeling Corrugating Steel Plant complex in Brooke County. The project will include repairs and improvements to existing infrastructure, installation of an electrical system and other appurtenances. This investment will promote job growth and business expansion to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 95 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $1.385 million in private investment.
      • $1.5 million to the Piedmont Technical College, Inc. and the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission, Greenwood, South Carolina, to fund construction of a new building to house the Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence on the Piedmont Technical College campus. The project will include construction, site work and infrastructure improvements of a manufacturing training center on land owned by the college. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s advance manufacturing cluster, increase its resilience to economic impacts and meet labor demands of the region’s industries. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 86 jobs and leverage $16.32 million in private investment.
      • $1,174,435 to the City of Weirton, West Virginia, to support site preparation and infrastructure upgrades for approximately twenty acres in the Three Springs Business Park in Brooke County. The project will include site clearing, grading and storm water management, as well as construction of four access roads with site utilities and other appurtenances. This investment will promote job growth and attract private investments to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 500 jobs and leverage $5 million in private investment.
    • $1.212 million in one Economic Adjustment Assistance project as follows:
      • $1.212 million to the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, Maxwelton, West Virginia, to support the rehabilitation of the Rahall Business and Technology Center in the city of Maxwelton. The project will include repair of existing water and electrical infrastructure and other miscellaneous site work with appurtenances. Completion of the project will enable business enterprises in the area to operate more efficiently and expand their economic capacity, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 32 jobs, save 168 jobs, and leverage $1.285 million in private investment.
    • $2.051 million in 26 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • March 16-22, 2018

    • $6,707,680 in six Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2 million to Franklin County and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville, Tennessee, to fund the construction of a proposed training facility at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The facility will support the expansion of existing industries as well as attract new businesses to the area. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s skill training programs and create jobs which will help to create economic stability in the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 250 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $7.5 million in private investment.
      • $1.815 million to the Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corporation and the Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Research, Starkville, Mississippi, to fund the construction of a unique analytical center for services to support Mississippi State University in providing education and workforce training in scientific research. The training will provide an industrial resource to attract companies looking to relocate to a region where they can access instruments, equipment and expertise to verify product integrity, support manufacturing, insure quality control and contribute to product development. Once completed, the new building will drive entrepreneurship and business growth, which will strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs.
      • $1 milliohttps://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/19/stone-county-ar.htmn to Stone County, Arkansas, to construct a county-owned manufacturing building needed to meet the business expansion demand in Stone County. This new building will provide a significant boost to the local economy by serving as a catalyst for retaining existing businesses, attracting more industry, and promoting job creation and economic growth in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs and leverage $650,000 in private investment.
      • $880,000 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/22/Bishopville-sc.htmto the city of Bishopville, South Carolina, to fund the construction of critical infrastructure to facilitate the location and expansion of a new business to the City of Bishopville. The pump station upgrade portion of the proposed project consists of demolishing the existing pump house and components and installing new infrastructure to support a business in the health care sector. This investment will promote job growth and attract private investments to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 150 jobs and leverage $12 million in private investment.
      • $512,680 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/22/carmi-il.htmto the city of Carmi, Illinois, to support the reconstruction and modernization of Industrial Avenue in the City of Carmi’s industrial area, adding storm sewers and drainage to prevent frequent road flooding. Completion of the project will resolve the reoccurring flooding issue and improve economic conditions which will strengthen the city’s long-term economy, while also bolstering the region’s resilience. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 10 jobs, save 115 jobs, and leverage $800,000 in private investment.
      • $500,000 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/22/piedmont-mo.htmto the city of Piedmont, Missouri, to fund the replacement of a waterline that serves the Highway 49 Industrial Park in Piedmont. The improvements will increase utility reliability and resource conservation, which will result in attracting new higher paying jobs, future businesses and retaining local manufacturing jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help save 30 jobs.
    • 261,000 in four Local Technical Assistance projects to strengthen the capacity of local or state organizations and institutions to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility studies, impact analyses, disaster resiliency plans, and project planning.
    • $630,000 in nine Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • March 8-15, 2018

    • $733,609 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $486,000 to the InterBel Telephone Cooperative, Eureka, Montana, to fund the installation of fiber-optic cable to deliver high-speed Internet service to business customers located in the Town of Eureka. Completion of the project will stabilize the region’s labor market through job creation and business expansion in information technology infrastructure. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 62 jobs and leverage $150,000 in private investment.
      • $247,609 to the City of Sterling, Kansas, to support the extension of a sewer system to provide infrastructure improvements in Sterling, Kansas. The completion of the project will lead to the building of a new manufacturing facility that supports new innovations in science and health care and business expansion that will help create new jobs for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.
    • $580,000 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $350,000 to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, to fund the Coastal Bend Economic Recovery and Resiliency Assistance Program to help accelerate the recovery process for the communities effected by Hurricane Harvey in the Coastal Bend Region of Texas. This project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and bring those local economies back to and potentially above their pre-disaster levels in the shortest time duration, which will spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $200,000 to Monroe County, Key West, Florida, to support the hiring of a disaster recovery coordinator to support Monroe County’s economic recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. This investment will enable the county to enhance economic resilience efforts in support of faster recovery from future disasters which will result in less job lost, business closures, lost revenues, workforce and population. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region.
      • $30,000 to the Tri-County Economic Development District, Colville, Washington, to fund a study on economic impacts and appropriate actions to take regarding closures of two major area businesses in northeast Washington, which have been slow to recover from the Great Recession. Phase one of the study will examine how the closures will affect commerce, poverty levels, educational attainment, and the ability to attract and retain new industries. Phase two will identify potential economic development activities to mitigate these effects. The final phase will research one of the suggested economic development activities. Once completed, this study will bring together the public and private sectors by building an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region.
    • $365,000 in three Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • March 2-8, 2018

    • $510,790 in one Public Works project as follows
      • $510,790 https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/06/forsyth-ga.htmto the City of Forsyth, Georgia, to fund improvements to electrical infrastructure, doubling capacity for the Monroe County Industrial Park. The increased peak electric capacity is required to allow for the expansion of a manufacturing business in the area. The project improvements will support current and future industries in the Park. The investment will strengthen and enhance the area’s advanced manufacturing cluster, increase its resilience to economic impacts and meet labor demands of the region’s industries. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs, save 30 jobs, and leverage $46 million in private investment.
    • $210,000 in one Partnership Planning project 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.
  • January 12-18, 2018

    • $5,131,560 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,964,36https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/01/18/highland-ca.htm0 to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Bernardino County, Highland, California, to fund the construction of two roadways to support access to an airport and commercial zone in Highland, which is in the vicinity of the San Manuel Reservation. The improvements will enhance access to several commercial businesses, which will help strengthen the local economy by serving as a catalyst for new industrial development and job creation in the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 394 jobs and leverage $23 million in private investment.
      • $2,167,20https://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/01/18/coopersville-mi.htm0 to the City of Coopersville, the Allendale Charter Township, and the Polkton Charter Township, Coopersville/Ottawa County, Michigan, to construct an upgrade of a municipal water system by increasing water volumes and reliability to support the growing diary processing industry cluster and manufacturing base in Coopersville. The improvements will help build a reliable redundant water system that will supply the local manufacturing communities with a sustainable amount of water and provide adequate capacity for future development. This investment will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 70 jobs and leverage $54 million in private investment.
    • $2,009,147 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $1.5 millhttps://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2018/01/18/mt-vernon-tx.htmion to the City of Mount Vernon and the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, to fund infrastructure to help repurpose rail lines to the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation (NETEX) corridor that includes additional rail siding, an industrial lead track, and transload tracks. The new terminal, Franklin County International Railport (FCIR), will be a low-volume transload terminal for receipt and shipment of rail cars, serving local businesses in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. The investment will support local businesses with opening new markets in the area and reduce transportation cost, which will bring in new investment, jobs, and related economic activity to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 82 jobs, save 55 jobs, and leverage $2 million in private investment.
    • $1.89 million in nine Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
  • January 4-11, 2018

    • $1,152,961 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $615,673 to the City of Gothenburg, Nebraska, to support the extension of the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems to provide service to an existing industrial subdivision that currently has limited water service and utilizes an outdated septic system. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the growing industrial area in the City of Gothenburg, Nebraska. This investment will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 20 jobs, save 73 jobs, and leverage $675,000 in private investment.
      • $537,288 to the Taylorville Development Association and the City of Taylorville, Illinois, to fund the construction and upgrade of a water system, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, road improvements, and equipment to a commercial and industrial park in Taylorville. The improvements will enhance the marketability of the park and its assets by enabling existing industrial businesses to expand while attracting new industrial development to the area, which will strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 318 jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.
    • $2,009,147 in three Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $300,000 to the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco, California, to provide support to individuals in economically distressed communities to develop the technical skills, business acumen, confidence, and networks needed to start and grow their own businesses, build foundational skills and prepare them to locate their operations throughout the local community. The investment will sup$938,447 to Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois, to support the purchase and installation of equipment and other platforms to house a mobile workforce training center specialized in welding and machining. This project will provide on-site job training at area employer and community organizing locations, in Cook County. The investment will support workforce development efforts throughout the region, which will boost manufacturing and logistics sectors locally, create jobs and provide economic stability. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 350 jobs, save 100 jobs, and leverage $8.5 million in private investment.port workforce development efforts throughout the region, which will revitalize the economy and create jobs. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 50 jobs.
      • $80,000 to the Tahoe Prosperity Center, Incline Village, Nevada, to fund a broadband feasibility study to identify opportunities for investment in an advanced fiber optic network in the Tahoe Basin region of California and Nevada. Results of this study will provide essential information to support the region’s effort in building a broadband system to diversify its economy and increase its resiliency against natural disasters, which will help sustain and grow businesses throughout the region.
    • $363,000 in two Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.