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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $3 Million to Support Advanced Manufacturing in Arizona


WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, to establish the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC), a multi-tenant facility that will provide flexible high-tech space to local businesses. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 75 new jobs, retain 31 jobs, and generate $500,000 in private investment.

“The Trump Administration is committed to not only retaining jobs in this country, but also to taking action that creates new opportunities for Americans,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I look forward to seeing how the new Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center will work to support local businesses.”

The project develops new multi-tenant flex-space for high technology companies and supports the diversification of the region’s economy by advancing new opportunities in the manufacturing space.

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.