U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.3 Million to Make Water Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Support Business Growth in Los Lunas, New Mexico
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to the Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico, to make critical water infrastructure improvements needed to support business development in the region. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 3,000 jobs.
“By leveraging new business opportunities through infrastructure improvements, the Trump Administration is creating thousands of jobs in countless American communities,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The increased capacity of the local water infrastructure will improve the competitiveness of Los Lunas’ business community.”
The project will install a 21,000-foot potable water pipeline that will run along New Mexico State Route 6 and the BNSF Railway. The new pipeline will increase intermodal freight capabilities in the region and will power the growth of the manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution industries. This project was made possible by the regional planning efforts led by the Mid-Region Council of Governments. EDA funds the Mid-Region Council of Governments to bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment, and create jobs.
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.