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Latest EDA Grants

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2015

  • March 10-13, 2015

    • $1.2 million in Public Works funds to the Southwest Key Programs, Austin, Texas, to construct and renovate infrastructure in East Austin to create a mixed-use commercial center to grow small businesses and develop innovation-based industry clusters. This project will lay the foundation for job opportunities for a distressed area through promotion of entrepreneurship for the largely Hispanic and African-American East Austin community. This investment is part of a $5,713,847 project that the grantee estimates will create 250 jobs.

    • $1.2 million in Public Works funds to the Brooks Development Authority, San Antonio, Texas, to enable the Brooks City Base community to turn unused land and buildings on the site of the former Brooks Air Force Base into a viable area for businesses growth and investment. The newly available spaces will act as an engine for economic growth as they are marketed to innovative businesses in bioscience, technology, and renewable energy. This investment is part of a $2.075 million project that the grantee estimates will create 1,500 jobs.

  • March 2-9, 2015

    • $2 million in Public Works funds to Davidson County Community College/Davidson County Community College Foundation, Lexington, North Carolina, to construct the new Health Sciences Building on the Davidson County Community College’s main campus. The new facility consolidates and expands the college’s health programs to address central North Carolina’s critical need for nurses and nursing assistants and an emergency medical science program. This investment is part of a $10,450,576 project that the grantee estimates will create 1,000 jobs, save 2,215 jobs, and leverage $108 million in private investment.

    • $1.5 million in Public Works funds to the Meridian Community College, Lauderdale, Mississippi, to expand and renovate Meridian Community College’s existing Workforce Development Center to meet the growing demands of regional employers and address the current lack of available workers. The new facility will include training in industrial maintenance, manufacturing/distribution, electrical technology, truck driving, and construction trade technology. This investment is part of a $5,248,892 project that the grantee estimates will create 2,020 jobs and leverage $44.5 million in private investment.

    • $1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, to construct critical water and gas line infrastructure to enable a European ceramic tile company to set up its first production and distribution center in the United States. This initial investment will benefit 13 counties in Tennessee and help make the region more competitive in the global economy. This investment is part of a $2.178 million project that the grantee estimates will create 180 jobs and leverage $70 million in private investment.