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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.5 Million To Build Workforce Training Center in Perris, California

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5.5 million grant to the city of Perris, California, to help build the Perris Downtown Skills Training and Job Placement Center. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 325 jobs and spur $10 million in private investment.

“Investment in workforce development and training will further the economic growth and record low unemployment that have been a hallmark of the Trump Administration,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Through the construction of this new center, Perris will expand opportunities for its workers, paving a path for greater success and growth.”

This project supports the construction of the Perris Downtown Skills Training and Job Placement Center. The new center will help the region develop a skilled workforce which is in high demand among local manufacturing businesses and industries. Successful completion of the project will lead to more employment opportunities for workers and increase economic activity in the region.

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.

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