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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $620,000 to Make Critical Water Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Support Manufacturing in Shelby


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $620,000 grant to the city of Shelby, Montana, to build a water main extension that will allow a major local manufacturer to expand operations. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 40 jobs and spur more than $8 million in private investment.

“We commend Shelby for their efforts to support the local manufacturing community,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs Dennis Alvord. “These efforts made by the community will help to create new jobs by facilitating the expansion of a key local employer.”

The project will include the design and build of a water main extension for a manufacturing facility located east of Shelby. The project will include the installation of approximately 5,700 linear feet of 6" pipe, gate valves, flush hydrants, an air release assembly, and a booster pump station to support the expansion of the facility.

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.