U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $926,795 to Construct Airport Taxiway in Yuba County
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
September 11, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $926,795 grant to Yuba County, California, to construct an airport taxiway to support an industrial area in Olivehurst. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 96 new jobs and spur $830,000 in private investment.
“We commend Yuba County for working to spur economic opportunities through infrastructure improvements,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs Dennis Alvord. “This project will build a new airport taxiway to support business development and the creation of new jobs in Olivehurst.”
The new airport taxiway at the Yuba County Airport will improve access to an industrial park in Olivehurst. The connection from the airport to the industrial sites will increase capacity for local businesses, enabling them to create more employment opportunities for the region’s workforce.
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.