U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $615,000 to Make Critical Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Support Business Growth in Brunswick, Maine
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $615,000 grant to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority of Brunswick, Maine, to repair and upgrade sanitary sewer pumps needed to support industrial and commercial business development in the community.
“We commend the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority for working to generate economic opportunities by improving facilities to attract new businesses,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs Dennis Alvord. “This project will provide the necessary infrastructure to create hundreds of new jobs in Maine.”
Specifically, this project will repair and upgrade three sanitary sewer pump stations that serve approximately 281,000 square feet of a former military facility. Electrical services, generator hook-ups, pump installation, and new piping all will help the facility repurpose for industrial and commercial use, attracting new business development.
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.