U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.9 Million for Roadway Infrastructure Needed to Support Business Development in Highland, California
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
January 18, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.9 million grant to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Highland, California, to make critical roadway improvements required to further develop the infrastructure of the region. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 394 jobs, and spur $23 million in private investment.
“After years of neglect, President Trump has emphasized the crucial need to rebuild and revitalize American infrastructure,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The new roads providing access to the airport and commercial zone in Highland will support local business needs and create new job opportunities for the community.”
The project supports the local 3rd Street and 5th Street Corridor improvement initiative and will include the construction of two new roadways to support access to the local airport and commercial zone in the vicinity of the San Manuel Reservation. The improved infrastructure will increase capacity for businesses located in the region while providing high-paying employment opportunities for the local 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.