$500,000 in RIS i6 funds to the Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, to build upon and accelerate the momentum from the Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology, a proof-of-concept center founded by Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
$2.040 million in Public Works funds to the City of Bluefield, West Virginia, to support development of an industrial incubator to serve start-up businesses in southern West Virginia and portions of Virginia that have been negatively impacted by the downturn in the coal industry.
$3,197,160 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Detroit Economic Growth Association and the City of Detroit, Michigan, to support the redevelopment and expansion of an area that was formerly abandoned residential homes in the City of Detroit.
$3,420,601 in Public Works funds to the City of Rochelle, Illinois, to fund the extension of a city-owned rail line and rail switch yard to support the expansion of industrial/commercial manufacturing businesses in the region. In addition, the improvements will serve as a catalyst for attracting new businesses looking to locate in the region.
$2,922,513 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Atlanta, Georgia, to fund the design and renovation of an existing building for development of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
$3,044,202 in Public Works funds to the City of Fresno, California, to fund construction of critical road and storm drain infrastructure necessary to provide access to an industrial area serving major businesses in Fresno County.
$2,912,165 in Public Works funds to the Chester Sewer District, Chester, South Carolina, to fund improvements to the city’s water and sewer infrastructure to support new businesses and expansion of existing industrial sites such as Carolina Poly, the largest polyethylene film manufacturers in the United States.
* This project is funded through the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. POWER is a coordinated effort, involving multiple federal agencies, with the goal of effectively aligning federal economic and workforce development programs and resources to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector.
$1.595 million in Economic Adjustment assistance to Central Maine Community College, Auburn, Maine, to expand Central Maine Community College’s Precision Machining Technology Laboratory to accommodate students and businesses’ increasing demand for employee training, product development, and access to specialized equipment not available within their workplaces.
* The POWER Initiative is an integrated, multi-agency effort to invest Federal economic and workforce development resources in communities and regions negatively affected by changes in the coal economy.
$1.7 million in Economic Adjustment assistance to the City of Russellville, Arkansas, to support the City’s water and wastewater infrastructure improvements which will provide sufficient fire protection, prevent sewage contamination and ameliorate the region’s water service.
$1.04 million in Public Works funds to the South Central Louisiana Technical College, Morgan City, Louisiana, to fund critical infrastructure improvements to support development of the Wielding Training Center in Saint Mary County, Louisiana.
* The Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program provides technical assistance to U.S. manufacturing and production firms affected by import competition in order to help them develop and implement projects to regain global competitiveness, increase profitability and create jobs.
$2.6 million in Public Works funds to the Greensville County/Greensville County Water and Sewer Authority, Emporia, Virginia, to fund critical infrastructure improvements to support development of the Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center in Greensville County, one of Virginia’s primary mega-site developments.
$1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Mercedes, Texas, to construct critical road, water, and sewer infrastructure to support the development of a mixed-use commercial park at the 200-acre Technopolis Village in Mercedes.
$1.65 million in Public Works funds to Berkeley County, South Carolina, to fund construction of a new regional sewer system to support development of an industrial park, which will house the new Volvo manufacturing facility.