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2014

September 22-26, 2014

$3,515,400 in Public Works funds to the Provo City Corporation, Provo, Utah, to support construction of infrastructure improvements at the Provo Municipal Airport. The improvements will enable access to the airport’s service bay hangers and taxi lanes, and will serve as a catalyst for expansion and development of other airport infrastructure. This investment is part of a $7,030,800 project that the grantees estimate will create 600 jobs and leverage $65 million in private investment.

$3 million in Public Works funds to the Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation, Youngstown, Ohio, to fund interior and exterior renovation of the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) Tech Block Building #5 for new use as a second stage regional business accelerator, additive manufacturing incubator, and workforce training center. This new facility is expected to double YBI’s economic impact on the region, which is just beginning to capitalize on the entrepreneurial growth potential of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This investment is part of a $5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 80 jobs.

$2,922,393 in Public Works funds to the City of Newburgh and the City of Newburgh Industrial Development Agency, Newburgh, New York, to fund construction of public water, sewer, and storm water infrastructure improvements to service an existing industrial site in Newburgh. These improvements will support the retention and expansion of one of the region’s major employers. The improvements will also accommodate the startup of new businesses and allow more competitiveness in the region’s industries. This investment is part of a $4,174,848 project that the grantees estimate will create 50 jobs, save 180 jobs, and leverage $8 million in private investment.

$2.669 million in Public Works funds to Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, to construct the construction of Michigan State University’s Food Product and Innovation Center, a USDA/FDA certified food processing facility. The investment renovates an existing building where second stage food processing companies will grow and develop. The Center will provide workforce training and assist kitchen incubators, commercial kitchens, and food production companies across Michigan with up-scaling and testing new products to increase exports and to enter new commercial markets nationwide and globally. This investment is part of a $5.338 million project that the grantee estimates will create 327 jobs and leverage $273 million in private investment.

$2.5 million in Public Works funds to the City of Akron and the Akron Development Corporation, Akron, Ohio, to construct the Bits and Atoms Innovation Center, an accelerator/incubator hybrid. The Center will consist of core spaces that foster collaboration and opportunities for NE Ohio Entrepreneurs. This investment is part of a $4.5 million project that the grantees estimate will create 65 jobs.

$2 million in Public Works funds to the Startex-Jackson-Wellford Duncan Water District, Lyman, South Carolina, to upgrade and expand a water treatment plant in the growing Startex, Jackson, Wellford, Duncan, and Lyman area of Spartanburg County. The new infrastructure will support the location of a Japan-based manufacturer of advanced materials, including fibers and textiles, plastic resins, films, and carbon fiber composite materials. This project will enhance and strengthen the aerospace and energy-related clusters in the region. This investment is part of a $4,132,700 project that the grantee estimates will create 300 jobs and leverage $1 billion in private investment.

$2 million in Public Works funds to the Saint Louis Economic Development Partnership and Saint Louis County, Clayton, Missouri, to support construction of an addition to the Wellston Enterprise Center facility, a business incubator, in Wellston. The additional space will attract more start-up businesses and entrepreneurs and create the conditions necessary for public and private investment and economic growth in the region. This investment is part of a $2.5 million project.

$1.983 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the Johnstown Business District Development Corporation, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to fund the renovation of a vacant and dilapidated historic building in downtown Johnstown to house the Cambria-Rowe Business College’s “App Development” program. This investment will create educational and training opportunities in high technology in the region. This investment is part of a $2.833 million project that the grantee estimates will create 19 jobs.

$1,948,500 in Public Works funds to the Village of Waltonville, Illinois, to build infrastructure needed for a new ethanol plant in the Village of Waltonville that will provide economic opportunity for rural communities within a 75-mile radius. The project will create employment and other industrial opportunities in the region. This investment is part of a $3.897 million project that the grantee estimates will create 120 jobs and leverage $500 million in private investment.

$1,689,600 in Public Works funds to the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to fund the design, engineering, and installation of reinforced concrete pipes to support the West Edge Storm Sewer Interceptor Project in downtown Cheyenne. The improved storm sewer system will increase storm water carrying and retention capacity and provide needed levels of flood protection and disaster resiliency, allowing the city to be better prepared to withstand future natural disasters. This investment is part of a $3,379,200 project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs and save 20 jobs.

$1,674,984 in Public Works funds to the Newport County Development Council, the City of Newport, and the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island, Middletown, Rhode Island, to fund the redevelopment of the former Sheffield public school in Newport for use as a technology business incubator, accelerator, and innovation center. The state-of-the-art facility will be designed to meet LEED standards and will support defense, marine, climate change, environmental and digital industry clusters and entrepreneurs. This investment is part of a $3,349,968 project.

$1,557,567 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Town of Coventry, Rhode Island, to fund the continued installation of sewer/storm water infrastructure in Coventry. Completion of this project will result in a more efficient system that will enable the continued development of the town’s industrial corridor, and ensure the long-term economic viability of the town still recovering from the March 2010 floods. This investment is part of a $2,450,075 project that the grantee estimates will create 200 jobs and save 203 jobs.

$1,546,396 in Public Works funds to the Hamden Economic Development Corporation and the Town of Hamden, Connecticut, to fund the redevelopment of an existing building in Hamden for use as the Hamden Business Incubator, the first and only mixed-use incubator in the region. The new space will house businesses in the town’s emerging manufacturing and health care clusters, allowing them to expand and grow. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantees estimate will create 100 jobs.

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to the Village of Carey, Ohio, to construct a new electrical substation to meet the energy needs of local manufacturers. Industrial growth in the Village of Carey and neighboring communities has been hampered by the limitations of the existing system, which has been at capacity and unreliable. The increased capacity from the new infrastructure will support future industrial expansion and job growth. This investment is part of a $3,880,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 50 jobs and leverage $18 million in private investment.

$1.3 million in Economic Adjustment funds to Dickson County, the Water Authority of Dickson County, the Dickson County Industrial Development Board, and the City of Hohenwald, Tennessee, to construct infrastructure needed to construct a state-of-the-art ceramic tile plant and distribution center in Dickson County’s Industrial Park. Eight adjoining counties will also benefit from this project. This investment is part of a $2,639,746 project that the grantees estimate will create 320 jobs and leverage $162 million in private investment.

$1,295,135 in Public Works funds to the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, Uncasville, Connecticut, to fund the renovation of an existing facility into the Mohegan Innovation Center, a business incubator on the Mohegan Indian Reservation. The incubator/accelerator will support entrepreneur growth in six industry clusters to encourage job growth and business expansion on the Reservation. This investment is part of a $1,295,135 project that the grantee estimates will create 13 jobs, save 5 jobs, and leverage $2 million in private investment.

$1,281,910 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Village of L’Anse, Michigan, to construct essential road and utility infrastructure for the new US-41 L’Anse Industrial Park. The Village and Baraga County do not have development-ready industrial space. This project will provide space for the growth of manufacturing and job creation. This investment is part of a $1,831,300 project that the grantee estimates will create 84 jobs and leverage $4 million in private investment.

$1,202,145 in Economic Adjustment funds to the University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas, to fund the build out of the internal sections of a business incubator including radio frequency labs, classrooms, incubator offices, warehouse space, and outdoor radio systems at the STARGATE Technology Park in Lower Rio Grande Valley region. This project bridges higher education, research, economic development, and commercialization in collaboration with key private sector partners in the development of start-up businesses focused on radio frequency technologies and space exploration. This investment is part of a $1,717,350 project.

$1.2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to fund the construction of infrastructure improvements for the new Arkansas Osteopathic Medical School in Fort Smith. The Medical School will be a source of long term job creation and economic resilience. This investment is part of a $3.064 million project that the grantee estimates will create 65 jobs.

$1.2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Corning, Arkansas, to fund the construction of rail improvements to an industrial site in northeastern Corning. The project supports business expansion and increases disaster resiliency in the region. This investment is part of a $2,939,600 project that the grantee estimates will create 942 jobs and leverage $165 million in private investment.

$1.2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Pharr, Texas, to support the construction of an International Trade Center in the City of Pharr. This Center will serve as a focal point for business and trade along the Texas/Mexico border. The Center will also serve as a disaster recovery center for increased response and assistance if disasters occur. This investment is part of a $2.9 million project.

$1.2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Hope, Arkansas, to fund the construction of an access road and drainage improvements to support development along Interstate 30 in Hope. By supporting the establishment of new businesses, this project provides for long-term economic recovery and resiliency to natural disasters. This investment is part of a $1,638,936 project that the grantee estimates will create 85 jobs and leverage $40 million in private investment.

$1.2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. and the Lake Providence Port Commission, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to support the upgrade of the rail line that runs from Lake Village, Arkansas to Lake Providence, Louisiana. The project provides economic resiliency and diversification to the region by offering alternate means of transportation for manufacturers and businesses and stimulating job growth in the area. This investment is part of a $1,506,419 project that the grantees estimate will create 24 jobs.

$1,199,999 in Public Works funds to the City of Port Isabel, Texas, to fund the acquisition and renovation of an historic building to serve as a new Culinary Arts Institute in the City of Port Isabel. The project supports the City’s strategy to utilize its unique history and heritage to promote tourism and train workers in the culinary and food industries. This investment is part of a $2.9 million project.

$1,181,855 in Economic Adjustment funds to Halifax County, North Carolina, to construct water and sewer infrastructure improvements to support the region’s important lumber and wood pellet manufacturing industries. The wood pellets provide an alternative fuel source for export to Europe. This investment is part of a $2,004,225 project that the grantee estimates will create 50 jobs and leverage $55 million in private investment.

$1,163,019 in Public Works funds to the Southern Illinois Airport Authority and the Carbondale Township Highway Department, Carbondale, Illinois, to build roadway infrastructure needed to open up the entrance of the Southern Illinois Airport to more automotive and aviation industries and to support the new High Tech Zone. The High Tech Zone will locate near the Southern Illinois University Transportation Education Center, accessing the Center’s skilled labor to attract small and medium sized businesses in the fields of aviation, automotive, and technology transfer. This investment is part of a $2,326,039 project that the grantees estimate will create 75 jobs.

$1.1 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, Arkansas, to fund site preparation and water line improvements to support the construction of a new workforce training center at the University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton campus. The new facility will be used to train workers for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand jobs in the industries of heating and air conditioning technology, automotive service and collision repair technology, and diesel engine mechanics technology. This investment is part of a $2,132,580 project.

$1.1 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Mayflower, Arkansas, to fund construction of critical water and sewer infrastructure along Interstate Drive in Mayflower. This projects support business expansion and attraction and increases disaster resiliency. This investment is part of a $1.1 million project.

$1,073,530 in Public Works funds to the City of Stuttgart, Arkansas, to fund the construction of a hanger, roadway, and parking lot at the Stuttgart Municipal Airport. The project supports the expansion of existing companies while enhancing opportunities for future regional growth and job creation. This investment is part of a $2.85 million project that the grantee estimates will create 20 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $400,000 in private investment.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the Lee College District, Baytown, Texas, to support construction of Phase 3 of the McNair Workforce Development Center in Baytown. This new building will house welding and pipefitting training programs for the petroleum industry, where many jobs remain vacant due to a lack of skilled workers in the region. This investment is part of a $2,408,188 project.

$1 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the University City Science Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to support implementation of the Phase One Ventures program in a targeted six-county area of Greater Philadelphia. An innovative technology accelerator for new business formation and growth, the program will identify promising new companies that have moved beyond the initial proof-of-concept state, and enhance their capability to attract opportunities needed to strive and become successful businesses. The project will help spur innovation and entrepreneurship, leading to increased job opportunities and private investment in the region. This investment is part of a $2,366,551 project.

$850,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Operation HOPE, Los Angeles/Oakland California, Tucson/Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada, to fund the HOPE Inside - Small Business Empowerment Initiative, which will provide introductory small business workshops, entrepreneurial courses, and individualized technical assistance in targeted low income communities in Long Beach, Northridge, Pico Rivera and South Gate in Los Angeles County; the Fruitvale section of Oakland; Central City South in Phoenix; the City of South Tucson; and west Las Vegas. The initiative will also provide access to capital, financial services, and individualized management counseling to help small business owners and entrepreneurs expand their businesses. This investment is part of a $1,789,151 project.

$847,783 in Economic Adjustment funds to Operation HOPE, Kings County/New York City, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC, to fund the HOPE Small Business Empowerment Initiative, which will provide introductory small business workshops, entrepreneurial courses, and individualized technical assistance in targeted low income communities in Kings County and New York City, New York; the City and County of Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, DC. The initiative will also provide access to capital, adult financial services credit, and individualized management counseling to help small business owners and entrepreneurs expand their businesses. This investment is part of a $1,695,566 project.

$835,910 in Economic Adjustment funds to Operation HOPE, Birmingham, Alabama, Jacksonville/Orlando, Florida, Atlanta Georgia, and Memphis Tennessee, to fund the HOPE Small Business Empowerment Initiative, which will provide introductory small business workshops, entrepreneurial courses, and individualized technical assistance in targeted low income communities in Birmingham, Alabama; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Memphis, Tennessee. The initiative will also provide access to capital, financial services, and individualized management counseling to help small business owners and entrepreneurs expand their businesses. This investment is part of a $1,767,612 project.

$800,000 in Public Works funds to the City of Platteville, Wisconsin, to construct infrastructure to extend road, water, and sewer services to an industrial park in the City of Platteville. The project supports job creation in the sustainable agriculture processing cluster. This investment is part of a $1.6 million project that the grantee estimates will create 105 jobs and leverage $50 million in private investment.

$800,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Nevada State Development Corporation, Las Vegas, Nevada, to establish a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the urban metro areas of Reno in northwest Nevada, and Las Vegas in southeast Nevada. The RLF offers credit capital to entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses in the technology, manufacturing, trade, tourism and service sectors in the target region to expand their businesses, purchase equipment, improve efficiency, and meet regulatory requirements, which lead to economic growth and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

$726,415 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Port of Moses Lake, Washington, to fund construction of a fire suppression system at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake. The new fire system will provide service to two existing businesses and allow for expansion opportunities to service additional facilities in the future. This investment is part of a $1,452,831 project that the grantee estimates will create 444 jobs and save 870 jobs.

$714,861 in Public Works funds to OneCommunity, Case Western Reserve University, Ideastream, and the City of Cleveland, Ohio, to support construction of three miles of an ultra-high speed, 100 gigabit network through Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor. This public/private partnership will drive innovation and job creation for the City of Cleveland and regional businesses. The project is expected to benefit entrepreneurs and to diversify the region’s industrial portfolio. This investment is part of a $1,021,230 project that the grantees estimate will create 115 jobs and leverage $35 million in private investment.

$650,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Solar Energy Consortium, Kingston, New York, to support Phase II of the “Rivers of Opportunity” solar energy cluster development program in the city of Newburgh. The program repurposes vacant manufacturing space and markets it to expanding manufacturing firms from outside the area. In addition, it will provide training in both soft and craft skills to prepare unemployed residents for initial employment in these manufacturing sectors. The project will help spur the region’s manufacturing clusters leading to increased job opportunities and private investment. This investment is part of a $1.38 million project.

$625,000 in Public Works funds to Klickitat County, Washington, to construct a flexible industrial space at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport Business Park in Klickitat County. The facility will provide industrial work space and training for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs to increase jobs and business growth in the region. This investment is part of a $1.25 million project that the grantee estimates will create 40 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $13 million in private investment.

$600,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Detroit Economic Growth Association and the City of Detroit, Michigan, to address the immediate needs for the City of Detroit by advancing the Detroit Future City Economic Plan. This project will identify the infrastructure and land needed to attract manufacturing and advanced manufacturing companies to the Mt. Elliott Corridor. This investment is part of a $750,000 project.

$597,116 in Economic Adjustment funds to the University of Arkansas, Board of Trustees, Fayetteville, Arkansas, to support the expansion of outreach services at the World Trade Center at the University of Arkansas and the mapping of existing transportation assets to better support international trade. This project will help make Arkansas more resilient to natural disasters by diversifying and strengthening the state’s economy. This investment is part of an $847,999 project.

$521,820 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Darlington, South Carolina, to construct waste water infrastructure to upgrade the sewer service for the Hartsville Oil Mill, the last independent cottonseed mill in South Carolina. The value-added agribusiness manufacturer in operation since 1899 is an integral component of the region’s cotton industry and export production. This investment is part of an $869,700 project that the grantee estimates will save 94 jobs and leverage $2 million in private investment.

$480,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the American Samoa Government, Pago Pago, American Samoa, to recapitalize an existing revolving loan fund with the American Samoa Government. The project is designed to strengthen the economy by promoting entrepreneurship and assisting new and expanding businesses with necessary capital for growth and success. This investment is part of a $600,000 project.

$322,028 in Public Works funds to the Kaskaskia Regional Port District, the Village of Baldwin, and the County of Rudolph, Illinois, to construct water and road infrastructure to serve the Kaskaskia Regional Port District in Baldwin, Illinois. This project will permit current industrial expansion and future growth of companies that are restricted by the lack of potable water. This investment is part of a $708,756 project that the grantees estimate will create 14 jobs.

$306,500 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Coalition for Queens, Inc., Long Island City, New York, to support Phases II and III of the Queens Tech Strategic Plan. The two phases will bring together community and industry stakeholders to map out a strategy for growth of the technology sector in western Queens. The project will help spur the region’s technology clusters, leading to increased job opportunities and private investment. This investment is part of a $616,560 project.

$303,676 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Monticello, Utah, to support continued construction of the Canyon Country Discovery Center, a destination tourist site in San Juan County, which is home to numerous national and state parks and forests, a Native American reservation, and other recreation sites. The project will expand the tourism industry in the Four Corners region, bringing opportunities for employment and job creation. This investment is part of a $303,676 project that the grantee estimates will create 23 jobs, save 12 jobs, and leverage $2 million in private investment.

$300,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Lonoke, Arkansas, to support the hiring of disaster recovery staff to guide and coordinate disaster recovery efforts and activities following the devastating tornados in May 2014. This investment is part of a $300,000 project.

$220,000 in Public Works funds to Fairfield County, South Carolina, to build roadway improvements to support the expansion of an advanced electronics firm that will provide onshore jobs and investment from abroad. This investment is part of a $440,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 250 jobs and leverage $2.5 million in private investment.

$201,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Vilonia, Arkansas, to fund the extension of Industrial Park Drive to an area that is prime for industrial and commercial development in the City of Vilonia. This project supports new business development and increased resiliency to natural disasters. This investment is part of a $201,000 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Cook County, Illinois, to support the start-up efforts of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium Manufacturing Community. Focused on accelerating the development of the metals manufacturing cluster in the Chicago region, this investment will develop well-aligned, long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development that will ultimately lead to higher-skill, higher wage jobs. This investment is part of a $400,046 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Development Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, to support the start-up efforts of the Milwaukee 7 Manufacturing Community. Focused on accelerating the development of three core manufacturing sectors ‒ energy and power, water technologies, and food and beverage manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin ‒ this investment will develop well-aligned, long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development that will ultimately lead to higher-skill, higher wage jobs. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Charter County of Wayne and the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance, Detroit, Michigan, to support the start-up efforts of the Advance Michigan Manufacturing Community. Focused on accelerating the development of a strong and growing automotive technology and manufacturing cluster in southeastern Michigan, this investment will develop well-aligned, long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development that will ultimately lead to higher-skill, higher wage jobs. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

$162,290 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, Atlanta, Georgia, to construct a medical device incubator to expand Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. The new incubator will allow start-up medical device firms to take advantage of the resources and expertise of the Global Center for Medical Innovation. This investment is part of a $328,418 project.

$130,620 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the start-up efforts of the Southwestern Ohio Aerospace Region (SOAR) Manufacturing Community. Focused on accelerating the development of aerospace manufacturing in the region, this investment will develop well-aligned, long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development that will ultimately lead to higher-skill, higher wage jobs. This investment is part of a $261,240 project.

$125,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Enterprise Center, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to support implementation of The Enterprise Center’s “Ignite 2015: The Growth of Leaders in Economic Development” project in Philadelphia. The project will sponsor two technical assistance forums and a one-day event at the Philadelphia Convention Center designed to bring together 500 business and faith-based leaders to work together to achieve community and economic development goals in their neighborhoods. This investment is part of a $250,139 project.


Note: University Center, Planning, and Technical Assistance projects are not included in this report.

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September 15-19, 2014

$4,629,840 in Public Works funds to the Bucks County Biotechnology Center, Inc., Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to fund expansion of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Bucks County. The expanded facility will offer tenants specialized office and lab space and increased emergency power capacity to support and accelerate the region’s biotechnology, life sciences, and pharmaceutical businesses. Entrepreneurs in the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia, and in Mercer County, New Jersey, will benefit from this project. This investment is part of a $9,259,680 project that the grantee estimates will create 90 jobs and leverage $458,000 in private investment.

$3.25 million in Public Works funds to the City of Mount Vernon, Illinois, to construct the road, water, and sewer infrastructure to serve a new 100-acre industrial park in the City of Mount Vernon. The City’s older industrial park is nearing capacity and more space is needed to support job creation and attract private investment. The new jobs created by this project will benefit the surrounding counties. This investment is part of a $7,313,105 project that the grantee estimates will create 500 jobs.

$3,110,400 in Public Works funds to the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, San Bernardino, California, to fund widening and replacement of 3rd Street, from Victoria Avenue East to the intersection of Palm Avenue. These improvements are necessary for the development of commercial and industrial businesses at the San Bernardino Airport and implementation of the San Manuel Bank of Mission Indian’s master plan which calls for commercial and industrial development along 3rd Street. This project is a significant component of the City of Highland’s regional highway plan and supports private sector growth and job creation. This investment is part of a $3.456 million project that the grantee estimates will create 31 jobs and save 47 jobs.

$3 million in Public Works funds to the High Technology Development Corporation, Honolulu, Hawaii, to construct an Entrepreneur’s Sandbox at the Collaboration Center in Honolulu. The facility will provide assistance to local entrepreneurs with particular emphasis on growing new companies in the healthcare and clean tech industries. This investment is part of a $4.325 million project that the grantee estimates will create 200 jobs and leverage $1 million in private investment.

$2,906,300 in Public Works funds to the Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, to make renovations to an existing building to create a new manufacturing incubator facility in Maricopa County. The facility will provide work space and training for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in the Central City South portion of Phoenix to increase jobs and business growth in the region. This investment is part of a $3,875,066 project that the grantee estimates will create 220 jobs and leverage $1.93 million in private investment.

$2.361 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Pikeville, Kentucky, to construct waste water infrastructure to double the capacity of the City of Pikeville’s existing plant. The increased capacity will support the retention of Pikeville Hospital, a major employer, as well as private development currently underway and future development. This investment is part of a $5.2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 198 jobs, save 1,080 jobs, and leverage $40.48 million in private investment.

$2.35 million in Public Works funds to the Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, Washington, to fund the construction of a workforce and entrepreneurial training facility at their campus in Clarkston. The project will create specially equipped space for workforce training in mechatronics and construction trades as well as “hacker space” for community members and business owners to collaborate and grow entrepreneurial endeavors. This investment is part of a $4.7 million project that the grantee estimates will create 470 jobs and leverage $100,000 in private investment.

$2,178,250 in Public Works funds to the Kohala Center, Inc., Kamuela, Hawaii, to support the design and construction of an agricultural business accelerator for small farmers and agricultural marketers in Kamuela. The accelerator will provide assistance with self-sustaining value-added food and fiber production leading to food self-reliance and sustainability. This investment is part of a $4,356,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 28 jobs, save 39 jobs, and leverage $2.4 million in private investment.

$2,060,664 in Public Works funds to the City of Zeeland, Michigan, to construct water infrastructure to expand the City of Zeeland’s industrial base. Several manufacturing companies will expand and increase employment and a new high technology electronics company can locate in the City. The new industry will contribute to the region’s automotive, aerospace, and fire protection industries. This investment is part of a $7,349,600 project that the grantee estimates will create 200 jobs and leverage $40 million in private investment.

$1,656,886 in Public Works funds to the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Commission, Conway, South Carolina, to construct a new building dedicated to the culinary arts on the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus. The project will double the college’s capacity to train employees to meet the ever increasing labor demands of the region’s coastal tourism accommodations and food service sector. This investment is part of a $12,058,635 project that the grantee estimates will create 88 jobs, save 72 jobs, and leverage $1,589,989 in private investment.

$1,589,425 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Kansas Wheat Commission, Manhattan, Kansas, to fund construction of a greenhouse and head house complex at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center. The additional space will be used to expand and enhance public-private collaborative research and commercialization in wheat biotechnology. This investment is part of a $3,320,947 project that the grantee estimates will create 120 jobs.

$1,407,980 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Phelps County Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri, to fund construction of road infrastructure to support development of the Delbert Day Cancer Center at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. The new infrastructure is needed to accommodate the expansion of a Missouri-based medical device company that develops and markets cancer treatment products, both within the United States and international markets. This investment is part of a $2,815,960 project that the grantee estimates will create 79 jobs and leverage $52 million in private investment.

$1.35 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the University of Pikeville, Kentucky, to fund purchase of specialized, high-tech equipment ‒ clinical laboratories, a robotic simulation center, and a standardized patient laboratory ‒ to support training of healthcare professionals at the University of Pikeville. The project will support the expansion of the Pikeville Medical Center, creating job opportunities in health care that will continue to promote economic diversification and resiliency in Pike County. This investment is part of a $2.7 million project that the grantee estimates will create 45 jobs and leverage $165 million in private investment.

$1,336,175 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Community Foundation Realty, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to fund the design and engineering of the infrastructure for a 33 acre Water Campus near downtown Baton Rouge. The campus will be support the commercialization of basic and applied research leading to new business formation and existing business expansion surrounding water management and coastal sciences. This investment is part of a $6,746,000 project.

$1,315,584 in Public Works funds to the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, Hydaburg, Alaska, to support the renovation of an unused cold storage plant to create a specialty seafood processing and value-added fish processing facility in Hydaburg. The facility allows local entrepreneurs to enter the niche high-end specialty seafood market, become more environmentally sustainable, and create jobs. This investment is part of a $1,475,384 project that the grantee estimates will create 39 jobs, save 51 jobs, and leverage $1.74 million in private investment.

$1,232,023 in Public Works funds to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee, Oklahoma, to fund the construction of rail infrastructure improvements at the Iron Horse Industrial Park in Pottawatomie County. This project is part of Phase II of development of the Park and will provide rail service to the tenants, which include both native and non-native businesses, and provide greater access to both domestic and international markets. This investment is part of a $1,232,023 project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs and leverage $350,000 in private investment.

$1,176,320 in Public Works funds to the County of Tuscaloosa, the City of Tuscaloosa, and the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority, Alabama, to construct water and sewer infrastructure at the Tuscaloosa Airport Industrial Park to attract foreign direct investment in the automotive parts manufacturing sector. This project leverages Alabama’s expanding automotive cluster. This investment is part of a $1,470,400 project that the grantees estimate will create 350 jobs and leverage $45 million in private investment.

$1,071,305 in Public Works funds to the City of Augusta Development Authority of Richmond County, Augusta, Georgia, to construct waste water infrastructure to support the location of a synthetic iron oxide pigment manufacturing plant in Augusta. The new plant will produce pigments used in construction, coatings, and plastics, both domestically and internationally, and will expand opportunities in the chemical industry. This investment is part of a $2,142,610 project that the grantee estimates will create 100 jobs and leverage $170 million in private investment.

$1 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the North Delta Regional Planning and Development District, Monroe, Louisiana, to fund the acquisition of land and the construction of the North Delta Regional Innovation and Technology Disaster Recovery Center in Ouachita Parish. This Center will provide technical assistance and access to capital for businesses in the region, and serve as a disaster recovery center for increased response and assistance when disasters occur. This investment is part of a $1.25 million project.

$1 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority, Oklahoma, to fund construction of critical roadway and sewer infrastructure improvements surrounding the University of Oklahoma Health Center and Bioscience campus in Oklahoma City. The project increases access to the area and supports new development and growth in the health and oil and gas sectors. This investment is part of a $1.45 million project.

$950,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to construct roadway improvements at 76th Street North in unincorporated Tulsa County. This project will accommodate increased traffic due to the location of new businesses in the area. This investment is part of a $1,953,648 project that the grantee estimates will create 1,557 jobs and leverage $160 million in private investment.

$925,000 in Public Works funds to the Port of Skamania County, Stevenson, Washington, to construct improvements to an industrial work space in Skamania County, Washington. The new facility provides local businesses an opportunity to increase their operating capacity, helping the region to diversify its economy and create more employment opportunities. This investment is part of a $1.85 million project that the grantee estimates will create 16 jobs, save 42 jobs, and leverage $600,000 in private investment.

$812,823 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Maine International Trade Center and the Maine Department of Economic and community Development, Portland, Maine, to support the development of the “Invest in Maine” program to attract foreign investment in the fields of renewable energy, aerospace, food production, and life sciences to Maine. The project funds a coordinator to manage and coordinate activities under the program. This investment is part of a $1,625,646 project.

$800,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Innovation Works, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to support expansion of the AlphaLab Accelerator program in southwestern Pennsylvania. The program will provide business services, mentoring, curriculum, office space, and other support services to select companies in the software sector. The project will help spur innovation and entrepreneurship leading to increased job opportunities and private investment in the region. This investment is part of a $1,606,446 project that the grantee estimates will create 300 jobs and leverage $225 million in private investment.

$800,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to fund a series of technical assistance programs and a business growth network to boost export opportunities for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Puerto Rico. Expansion of the SMEs, which make up over 95 percent of companies in Puerto Rico, will be a catalyst for Puerto Rico’s “Open for Business” initiative to create jobs and economic growth in the commonwealth. This investment is part of a $1,000,338 project.

$750,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Clinton Industrial Authority, Clinton, Oklahoma, to construct road, water, and sewer infrastructure for an industrial park on the southwestern side of Clinton. The project helps the City expand job creation and private investment within the region’s oil and gas, and transportation and warehousing clusters by attracting new companies to the area and improve economic diversification and resiliency in the region. This investment is part of a $1.5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 55 jobs.

$631,102 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Sioux City, Iowa, to fund continued implementation of infrastructure and site work necessary for construction of a new, flood-protected rail system to serve and support industries locating or relocating operations into the new Southbridge Business Park, which is located outside the city’s flood-prone area. This project supports the city’s efforts to implement flood protection and disaster resiliency measures in the region severely impacted and still recovering from the 2011 flooding of the Missouri River. This investment is part of a $631,102 project.

$600,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to support the implementation of the Global Oklahoma program, a state-led initiative to encourage greater foreign direct investment, particularly in the aerospace and energy clusters, and increase exports for small and medium businesses in the region. This program will increase Oklahoma’s international presence through targeted outreach efforts and provide technical assistance to Oklahoma based firms to facilitate entry into new markets and increased exports. This investment is part of a $900,000 project.

$550,500 in Public works funds to the City of Mount Pleasant, Utah, to fund construction of road improvements to support expansion of key industries located in the city’s industrial park. The improvements will serve as a catalyst for future industrial growth of the region’s manufacturing businesses. This investment is part of a $917,500 project that the grantee estimates will save 115 jobs.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Delaware State University College of Business, Dover, Delaware, to fund a geographic information system (GIS) to map the physical locations of regional assets in Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands. The GIS asset mapping will serve as a critical first step in organizing the resources that can leverage and support integrated workforce and economic development initiatives. Delaware State University will work closely with the University of the Virgin Islands on this project. This investment is part of a $560,000 project.

$412,500 in Public Works funds to the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency and the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority, Geneseo, New York, to support construction of essential roadway and other public infrastructure to serve businesses in the Crossroads Commerce Park. The improvements support the development of shovel-ready building sites needed for expansion of existing businesses and new industrial development looking to locate in the park. This investment is part of an $825,000 project that the grantees estimate will create 17 jobs, save 63 jobs, and leverage $1.13 million in private investment.

$380,520 in Public Works funds to the Ozark Foothills Development Association, Popular Bluff, Missouri, to fund construction of an expansion to the Ozark Foothills Business Incubator in Poplar Bluff. The additional space will attract more start-up businesses and entrepreneurs to the region, promoting public and private investment and economic growth. This investment is part of a $761,040 project.

$374,301 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Madison parish Port Commission, Tallulah, Louisiana, to upgrade rail infrastructure and replaces switches where the Madison Parish Port rail line intersects with the mainline railroad paralleling US 65 to minimize disruption caused by natural disaster. This project will increase resiliency of the region and the ability of local businesses to compete globally. This investment is part of a $508,923 project that the grantee estimates will create 11 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $3.5 million in private investment.

$371,399 in Local Technical Assistance funds to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, to support the development of an investment operations strategy for EDA’s Seattle Regional Office. This project will provide a summary of economic trends, opportunities, and challenges within this 8 state region and result in a Knowledge Sharing Training forum for best practices. This investment is part of a $560,191 project.

$350,000 in Public Works funds to the Hillsborough Community College, District Board of Trustees of Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida, to renovate and upfit facilities at the Hillsborough Community College in Tampa to establish the Diesel/Marine Diesel/Transit Training Center. The Center will have five bays for trucks, buses, and other vehicles and space for engine labs. The investment will help the region meet the hiring needs of the transportation industry in the region by providing workforce development in diesel powered technologies. This investment is part of a $704,147 project that grantee estimates will create 40 jobs.

$180,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the State of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, to fund a major revision and update of the Hawaii Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This investment is part of a $360,000 project.

$179,475 in Economic Adjustment funds to Audubon County, Iowa, to fund construction of road improvements to 100th Street in northwest Audubon County. The improvements will enable existing industries constrained by limitations on the roadway to expand and grow, as well as accommodate development of future industries. This investment is part of a $358,950 project that the grantee estimates will create 10 jobs, save 32 jobs, and leverage $1.3 million in private investment.

$171,180 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Davis, California, to fund an impact and opportunities analysis for the relocation of the Sierra Northern Railroad line in the City of Davis. This analysis will study the opportunities for both the new location of the rail line and the old location to maximize economic growth potential at both sites. This investment is part of a $285,300 project.

$150,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Nez Perce Tribe, Lapwai, Idaho, to fund the development of the Nez Perce Tribe Business Park Master Plan. The project provides technical assistance and an in-depth plan for the development of a manufacturing business park, which will enhance the region’s long-term economic resiliency and sustainability. This investment is part of a $180,000 project.

$140,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Ecotrust and the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Portland, Oregon, to fund a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a regional professional development program for member Tribes in Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho. The overall goal is to prepare select Native Americans for leadership positions and support the efforts of local Tribes to build long-term economic development capacity. This investment is part of a $168,674 project.


Note: Planning and University Center projects are not included in this report.

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September 8-12, 2014

$1,579,292 in Public Works funds to the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Saipan, Northern Marianas, to support the construction of sewer system improvements for the redevelopment of the Lower Base Industrial Park on Saipan. The project supports diversification and resiliency of the economy. This investment is part of a $2,105,722 project that the grantee estimates will save 75 jobs.

$1,477,327 in Public Works funds to the City of Houston, Mississippi, to construct new water infrastructure to serve the City of Houston’s industrial park. These improvements are vital for industries located in the park to meet fire suppression standards, maintain operations, and continue to employ workers. This project will also build a strong foundation for future economic growth in the region. This investment is part of a $2,947,213 project that the grantee estimates will save 1,128 manufacturing jobs.

$1.25 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the Cleveland Music Foundation and Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, to construct an access road and upgrades infrastructure on the Delta State University campus in Cleveland, Mississippi. This project will enhance and expand the region’s arts and tourism cluster. This investment is part of a $1,785,714 project that the grantees estimate will create 10 jobs and leverage $18.5 million in private investment.

$1,149,184 in Public Works funds to the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education, Spartanburg, South Carolina, to construct a new training facility on the Spartanburg Community College Cherokee County campus. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies will house nine flexible lab and classroom spaces for workforce training in welding, computer numeric control (CNC) machine tool technology, and mechatronics, including automated manufacturing and robotics. The project will help meet critical workforce development needs and industry demand for skilled manufacturing technicians. This investment is part of a $5,437,175 project that the grantee estimates will save 84 jobs and leverage $19.992 million in private investment.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, to renovate space in the Texas Medical Complex to serve as an incubator/accelerator for the BCM Innovation Works! in east Houston. This space will be used to advance business development through a validation process in a proof-of-concept environment to develop and nurture new businesses in the biomedical sector. This investment is part of a $2.955 million project.

$800,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to fund a series of technical assistance programs and a business growth network to boost export opportunities for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Puerto Rico. Expansion of the SMEs, which make up over 95 percent of companies in Puerto Rico, will be a catalyst for Puerto Rico’s “Open for Business” initiative to create jobs and economic growth in the commonwealth. This investment is part of a $1,000,338 project.

$511,118 in Public Works funds to the Santo Domingo Tribe, Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, to fund Phase II of the renovation to the historic Santo Domingo Trading Post located on Santo Domingo Tribal lands. The project revives an historic Native American tourist attraction and increases retail opportunities for native artists, who produce world-renown jewelry, pottery and other artisan goods, which stimulates the regional economy. This investment is part of a $511,118 project.

$510,000 in Public Works funds to the University of Hawaii System, Honolulu, Hawaii, to fund the renovation of the University of Hawaii’s Shidler School of Business in Honolulu, Hawaii. The facility will serve as an accelerator to commercialize and license research ideas at the main campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The project offers entrepreneurs a facility to meet, collaborate and develop business models and plans and obtain associated training, targeted resources and professional services. This investment is part of a $994,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 30 jobs.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to TruFund Financial Services, New Orleans, Louisiana, to provide assistance to minority and women-owned businesses in economically distressed communities in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions. The project will undertake needs assessments of businesses in the area and connect business owners with targeted resources designed to build their capacity, grow their businesses, and create jobs. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

$400,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Honolulu, Hawaii, to support a technical assistance program for entrepreneurs in Hawaii. The program focuses on launching new businesses and products for export in the film, creative media, new media, music, and fashion design industries. This investment is part of an $800,000 project.

$300,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the New Orleans Startup Fund, New Orleans, Louisiana, to initiate two new programs: PowerMovesNOLA and EDstartNOLA. PowerMovesNOLA encourages minority entrepreneurs’ participation in the Startup program; and EdstartNOLA develops entrepreneurship education in the New Orleans charter school network. These initiatives are designed to increase productivity, spur innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase long-term regional competitiveness. This project is part of a $600,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs.

$300,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Texas Life Sciences Collaboration Center, Georgetown, Texas, to establish a program in the Texas Life-Sciences Collaboration Center to attract foreign companies to central Texas. This project supports the growth of the life sciences cluster and increased exports. This investment is part of a $600,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 500 jobs.

$300,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to The Good Work Network, New Orleans, Louisiana, to provide technical assistance for disadvantaged small businesses to take advantage of emerging business opportunities within the growing bio-innovation and health care industry cluster in New Orleans. The project will create a database of contract opportunities and the services and products of the targeted small business to help build their capacity, grow their businesses, and create jobs. This investment is part of a $600,000 project.

$275,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Stanly College Trustees of Stanley College, Stanly, North Carolina, to fund the renovation of a building on the Stanly Community College campus to house advanced manufacturing programs. By creating training opportunities in industrial automation, including mechatronics and robotics, the investment will help the region prepare the workforce to better meet the needs of industry today and in the future. This investment is part of a $550,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 26 jobs and leverage $900,000 in private investment.

$270,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to ACCION New Mexico, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico, to support the implementation of ACCION New Mexico’s Presto Loan pilot program to promote and develop entrepreneurship throughout New Mexico. The program will target low-to-moderate income, minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs. This investment is part of a $544,000 project.

$261,036 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Hacienda Community Development Corporation, Portland, Oregon, to fund the purchase of equipment for a food business incubator in Portland. The project provides both technical assistance and business space for emerging food businesses in the region. This investment is part of a $522,072 project.

$209,523 in Economic Adjustment funds to Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro, Georgia, to fund specialized equipment and training materials to begin the Industrial Maintenance Program on Ogeechee Technical College’s Statesboro-Bulloch campus. The program fills a critical workforce training need in the region for industrial maintenance – for jobs in electrical, programmable controllers, pneumatics and hydraulics, mechanical systems, and HVAC maintenance. The increased number of trained employees would help to attract new and expanding companies to the region. This investment is part of a $419,523 project that the grantee estimates will create 41 jobs, save 15 jobs, and leverage $78,000 in private investment.


Note: Planning and University Center projects are not included in this report.

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September 1-5, 2014

$1.974 million in Public Works funds to the University of South Carolina-Columbia Technology Incubator and the University of South Carolina Development Foundation, Richland County, South Carolina, to construct a new entrepreneurship and technology commercialization center to serve as the regional hub for USC’s and the region’s entrepreneurship, incubation, and acceleration programs. The Center will include a range of resources to support early stage business ventures and is the cornerstone of a new technology corridor, the USC Innovista Innovation District. The facility will leverage its proximity to the USC research activities, emerging technologies, and student/faculty talent to help create a world class ecosystem centered on USC. This investment is part of a $4,473,959 project that the grantees estimate will create 698 jobs and leverage $11.9 million in private investment.

$600,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to support the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing for the Medical Device Industry initiative. The initiative will address southeastern Pennsylvania’s job losses in the life sciences industry by facilitating the development and growth of advanced manufacturing practices in the region’s medical device industry. This investment is part of a $1,264,610 project.

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August 25-29, 2014

$1.4 million in Public Works funds to the City of Kingsport, Tennessee, to construct infrastructure to provide businesses a consistent, reliable water supply and mitigate failures from natural or man-made events. The project will support new business growth and the major expansion of the area’s chemical industry. This investment is part of a $4.875 million project that the grantee estimates will create 120 jobs and leverage $640 million in private investment.

$1.5 million in Economic Adjustment funds to Alexander County and the Catawba Valley Community College-Hickory, Alexander County, North Carolina, to renovate the Alexander Applied Technologies Building on the Catawba Valley Community College Satellite Campus in Alexander County. The project supports a public-private partnership in workforce development for advanced manufacturing technologies with state-of-the-art welding and metallurgy training, and advanced technology upholstery, cutting, and sewing. The labs to be created are tied to industry needs and prepare the regional workforce with skills for available jobs. This investment is part of a $2,613,596 project that the grantees estimate will create 226 jobs and leverage $2.525 million in private investment.

$1.152 million in Public Works funds to the City of Maysville, Kentucky, to construct a new water tank to increase the City’s water system capacity and to provide fire protection to existing and expanding manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive cluster. The project will help retain numerous employers in two industrial parks and allow for manufacturing jobs to be re-shored and expanded. This investment is part of a $1.92 million project that the grantee estimates will create 105 jobs, save 660 jobs, and leverage $60 million in private investment.

$300,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, to fund a regional economic diversification and industry cluster, job retention and recovery strategy for Estes Park and Estes Valley, in the wake of the federally declared flood disaster that continues to impact the economy in the region. The strategy establishes a collaborative action plan to provide critical economic recovery services to boost business development and job growth in the Estes Valley region. This investment is part of a $300,000 project.

$245,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning, Montrose, Colorado, to fund an economic adjustment strategy for Delta and Gunnison counties to enhance the region’s economic resiliency and sustainability following a recent coal mine closure. The project provides an in-depth, data-driven analysis that prioritizes actions aimed at creating a more robust and diversified economy. This investment is part of a $403,000 project.

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August 18-22, 2014

$2,510,100 in Public Works funds to the Fresno Metropolitan flood Control District, Fresno, California, to fund the improvement of storm drain and roadway infrastructure including the installation of pipelines, construction of two pumping stations, excavation of a storm water basin, street widening, and reconstruction of irrigation canal, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks in Fresno. This project facilitates the expansion of industrial firms in the region including advanced manufacturing food production. This investment is part of a $4,183,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 258 jobs and leverage $134 million in private investment.

$300,000 in Technical Assistance funds to the United Brownsville Coordinating Board, Inc., Brownsville, Texas, to support the development of a competitive bi-national advanced manufacturing cluster by completing a backward integration supply chain analysis of the greater Brownsville-Matamoros region. This analysis identifies opportunities and constraints, and develops strategies for import substitution of manufacturer's supply chains with products manufactured locally in the project region. This investment is part of a $377,042 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Economy League, Southeastern PA, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to support the development of a broad-based World Class Business Growth Network in the Greater Philadelphia region, which is comprised of New Castle County in Delaware, the New Jersey counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem, and the Philadelphia counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. The project will bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to boost export opportunities and diversify and strengthen the regional economy. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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August 11-15, 2014

$1,621,345 in Public Works funds to the City of Taunton and the Taunton Development/Mass Development Corporation, Taunton, Massachusetts, to support construction of critical infrastructure improvements to serve the Myles Standish Industrial Park Phase V: Life Science and Technology Campus. The improvements will facilitate the marketability of five buildable sites in the park to accommodate the expansion of existing businesses, startup of new businesses, and allow more diversity and competitiveness in the region’s growing life sciences and bio-tech manufacturing industries. This investment is part of a $4,376,345 project that the grantees estimate will create 587 jobs and leverage $47 million in private investment.

$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the Town of Vidalia, Louisiana, to fund the construction of a Technology and Broadband Center in Vidalia. The Center will provide space for business incubation and house the headend and distribution point for fiber optic cable crossing the Mississippi River from Natchez, Mississippi. This project will enable emerging entrepreneurs to compete globally through new export opportunities, create viable employment opportunities and expand the regional economy. This investment is part of a $2,003,400 project.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside, San Antonio, Texas, to support the development of the Eastside Promise Zone Economic Development Strategy in San Antonio. This project will allow a data-driven framework from which development decisions can be made to help define specific economic development goals, and implement initiatives identified within the plan that will help reduce unemployment and increase wages. This investment is part of a $650,000 project.

$150,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Everett, Washington, to support the development of an economic redevelopment strategy for the North Stillaguamish Valley area of Snohomish County that suffered considerable economic disruption following flooding and mudslides in early March 2014. Supporting long-term economic recovery, this project will help grow high-skill, higher wage jobs in manufacturing and other sectors. This investment is part of a $200,000 project.

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July 28-August 8, 2014

$2,116,400 in Public Works funds to the Village of Westfield, New York, to fund upgrades to the wastewater treatment infrastructure to increase its capacity and support expansion of the region’s grape farming industry. The improvements will result in a more efficient system that will accommodate the expansion of existing businesses, startup of new businesses, and allow more competitiveness in the region’s agribusiness industries. This investment is part of a $4,232,800 project that the grantee estimates will save 146 jobs and leverage $400,000 in private investment.

$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the City of Bay City, Texas, to fund roadway and sewer infrastructure improvements for an industrial development in the northeastern corridor of Matagorda County for a significant foreign direct investment. Supporting the growing oil and gas industry, this project is expected to be an economic driver for new jobs and investments in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. This investment is part of a $2.88 million project that the grantee estimates will create 600 jobs and leverage $1.2 billion in private investment

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$1 million in Public Works funds to the Borough of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, to fund the removal and replacement of dilapidated road and sewer infrastructure within Conneaut Lake’s Central Business District. The improvements will accommodate expansion of existing businesses and support the region’s plans for revitalization and diversification of the summer and winter tourism clusters. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 78 jobs, save 61 jobs, and leverage $950,000 in private investment.

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July 14-18, 2014

$220,267 in Public Works funds to the City of Moberly, Missouri, to support completion of a roadway and partial replacement of a storm sewer system in the Moberly Area Industrial Park. The improvements will enable existing industries constrained by limitations on the roadway and sewer systems to expand and grow, as well as accommodate development of future industries. This investment is part of a $440,535 project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs and leverage $148.75 million in private investment.

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July 7-11, 2014

$2,229,180 in Public Works funds to South Sioux City, Nebraska, to support construction of upgrades to the wastewater collection system serving the Roth Industrial Park to increase capacity. The upgraded systems will enable existing industries constrained by capacity limitations to expand and grow to accommodate the development of future industries by bringing new jobs and private investment to the region. This investment is part of a $4,458,360 project that the grantee estimates will create 106 jobs and leverage $238 million in private investment.

$1,642,467 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Madison Railroad, Division of the City of the Madison Port Authority, Madison, Indiana, to upgrade the current rail infrastructure to replace the current track to enable heavier rail cars to haul heavier loads. The project will further the region’s economic development by attracting new industry and allowing a local firm to innovate, expand manufacturing product lines, and move products more quickly. This investment is part of a $3,292,467 project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs, save 110 jobs, and leverage $6 million in private investment.

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to the Quinault Indian Nation, Taholah, Washington, to fund upgrades and new equipment for the fish processing facility in Queets in the Quinault Indian Nation. The project builds on the use of the region’s natural resources as an economic engine, by providing a fully functioning manufacturing facility. Products from this facility are for a growing niche market supported by a public private partnership with national and international marketing capabilities. This project will additionally promote cooperation between tribes in the broader region. This investment is part of a $1.8 million project that the grantee estimates will create 30 jobs.

$312,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Big Sandy Area Development District, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to support a consortium of nine Area Development Districts to provide technical assistance in the formation and implementation for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative. The 54-county region also encompasses all Appalachian Regional Commission-served counties in eastern Kentucky. Through ten working groups focused on a variety of economic issues such as recruitment, retention, workforce, infrastructure and regional collaboration, this initiative will focus on strategies and activities to diversify the coal-based economy of eastern Kentucky. This investment is part of a $390,000 project.

$177,643 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute, Denver, Colorado, to support a three-point initiative to increase exporting and opportunities for job creation in economically distressed communities in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Region. The project will provide participants in these communities with online export training, rural outreach training, and an internet-based network that will connect rural exporters to urban exporters and exporting services, which is expected to expand their global markets and create jobs. This investment is part of a $355,287 project.

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June 16-20, 2014

$2.275 million in Public Works funds to the County of Pender, North Carolina, to construct wastewater infrastructure to support the first tenant in the Pender Commerce Park, a seafood processing facility. The project will strengthen the region’s agri-business cluster and enhance economic resiliency. This investment is part of an $8,427,292 project that the grantee estimates will create 240 jobs and leverage $50 million in private investment.

$2 million in Economic Adjustment funds to the Clemson University Land Stewardship Foundation, LICAR, LLC, and Clemson University, South Carolina, to construct the Research One building on the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, South Carolina. The Research One building will complete CU-ICAR’s Technology Neighborhood One (TN1) and be dedicated primarily to start-up company incubation, industry partner co-location, and industry-sponsored research. It will provide an intersection for productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and space for private-public partnerships focused on developing new technologies in the automotive, mobility, and IT fields. This investment is part of a $12,866,200 project that the grantees estimate will create 220 jobs and leverage $2.6 million in private investment.

$1.42 million in Public Works funds to the City of Toccoa and Stephens County, Georgia, to construct water and sewer infrastructure to develop the Veterans Parkway Corridor to increase the region’s global competitiveness. The project will serve several large manufacturing businesses, specializing in geotextiles, partitions, and automotive parts for international export. This investment is part of a $2,839,950 project that the grantees estimate will create 208 jobs, save 198 jobs, and leverage $14.1 million in private investment.

$1.29 million in Public Works funds to the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, to support construction of the Springfield Job Creation/Technical Training Facility in downtown Springfield. This new workforce training facility will house work skills classrooms including practicum training in the precision manufacturing, construction trades, and tourism industries. This project addresses the region’s employment needs by creating a new trained workforce to fill the shortage of qualified technical job applicants. This investment is part of a $1,612,500 project that the grantee estimates will create 197 jobs and leverage $222,000 in private investment.

$150,000 in Local Technical Assistance funds to the Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for development and implementation of the Food Entrepreneurship Training Program, a first-of-its-kind program to provide training and technical assistance to help food entrepreneurs market and expand their businesses and comply with city regulations governing business development. The project will leverage Philadelphia’s growing food businesses to drive economic development and job creation. This investment is part of a $300,000 project.

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June 9-13, 2014

$1.25 million in Public Works funds to the City of Owingsville, Kentucky, to construct improvements to the wastewater treatment plant serving the Bath County Industrial Park. This project supports the growing regional food cluster and the expansion of the county’s largest employer, which processes food for manufacturers and food supply chains in North and Central America. This investment is part of a $2,010,250 project that the grantee estimates will create 200 jobs and leverage $40 million in private investment.

$399,405 in Public Works funds to the Copiah Water Association, Gallman, Mississippi, to construct water infrastructure needed for the new Hardy Wilson Hospital and an undeveloped industrial and commercial area in the City of Hazlehurst. This project increases the region’s economic resilience by enhancing critical care services and supporting future business growth. This investment is part of a $666,675 project that the grantee estimates will create 29 jobs, save 153 jobs, and leverage $16 million in private investment.

$126,683 in Local Technical Assistance funds to the Estes Park Local Marketing District, Estes Park, Colorado, to fund a tourism marketing plan to boost tourism in the northern Colorado region. Using print and digital placements, the campaign’s goal is to increase tourism to help the region recover and make up for lost revenues that resulted from the devastating floods in September 2013. This investment is part of a $253,366 project.

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May 27-June 6, 2014

$1,758,150 in Public Works funds to the City of Clinton, North Carolina, to construct water and sewer infrastructure for a new cellulosic biofuel plant in the City of Clinton. This project will utilize energy grasses to be grown by local farmers and produce up-to-20 million gallons per year of ethanol and bio-based chemicals, which will reduce levels of greenhouse emissions. This investment is part of a $3,516,300 project that the grantee estimates will create 65 jobs and leverage $90 million in private investment.

$520,000 in Public Works funds to Johnson County, North Carolina, to construct critical improvements to the Johnston County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to provide the additional capacity necessary to support the rapid expansion of the region’s biotech/ pharmaceutical manufacturing cluster. The expansion will also allow for the cluster to attract additional SMEs who are part of the cluster’s supply chain. This investment is part of a $1,041,800 project that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs and leverage $102 million in private investment.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the New Jersey City University and Rising Tide Capital, Inc., Jersey City, New Jersey, to support the “Start, Sustain, and Expand” program, which will provide business development services to approximately 210 entrepreneurs in Hudson County’s film, media, and communications clusters. The investment will recruit, train, and develop entrepreneurs, and provide opportunities for creation of jobs and expansion of businesses that will diversify and grow the regional economy. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

$426,945 in Public Works funds to the Town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to construct water and wastewater infrastructure necessary to serve the new Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) facility to be located in the Town of Blowing Rock. This project, in the High Country of North Carolina, partners ARHS and Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences to enhance health care sciences career development and to advance workforce skills. This investment is part of a $1,170,990 project that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs, save 59 jobs, and leverage more than $20 million in private investment.

$324,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Gulkana Village Council, Gakona, Alaska, to support the acquisition and installation of a compressed biomass brick press in Gakona. The new equipment will increase the operating capacity and productivity of a compressed wood pellet plant. This project increases the availability of sustainable energy, which in turn supports the re-opening of an idle manufacturing facility, which will increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. This investment is part of a $324,000 project that the grantee estimates will create 75 jobs.

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May 19-23, 2014

$784,769 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Palm Springs, California, to support the renovation of four buildings on the west side of the Palm Springs International Airport into a business accelerator for entrepreneurs. The facility will provide work space for start-ups increasing their capacity to expand and create jobs. This project supports economic diversification in the Coachella Valley region’s growing renewable energy cluster. This investment is part of a $1,784,769 project that the grantee estimates will create 65 jobs and leverage $4 million in private investment.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Lane Council of Governments, Eugene, Oregon, to recapitalize a Lane County Revolving Loan Fund and support an expansion of services for small, medium-sized, and ethnically diverse enterprises in rural Lane County. This increase in lending ability will target manufacturing and other key sectors to diversify the economy and add high-skill high-wage jobs. This investment is part of a $1 million project that the grantee estimates will create 40 jobs and provide increased access to capital.

$209,270 in Economic Adjustment funds to the City of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to construct roadway infrastructure into the Stone Crest Industrial Park in the City of Prestonsburg to support expansion of one of the park’s tenants. The roadway will serve a health care facility that will provide critical rehabilitation services to the region. This investment is part of a $377,083 project that the grantee estimates will create 95 jobs and leverage $5 million in private investment.

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May 12-16, 2014

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to the City of North Little Rock, Arkansas, to support the purchase of new electric generators for installation along Highway 70 and I-440 in the City of North Little Rock. These generators and related equipment support business expansion and the attraction of new industry and businesses to the area. This investment is part of a $2.15 million project that the grantee estimates will save 269 jobs, create 85 jobs, and leverage $60 million in private investment.

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May 5-9, 2014

$1.5 million in Public Works funds to Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida, to construct road and utility infrastructure required for Tallahassee Community College’s new Wakulla Environmental Institute in Wakulla County, one of the top five bio-diversity hotspots in North America. The training offered by the Institute in fields such as aquaculture and forestry will prepare workers for job opportunities in the region. This investment is part of a $3 million project that the grantee estimates will create 100 jobs and leverage $18 million in private investment.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Nome, Alaska, to fund construction of a dock and related infrastructure in Nome. This project increases the capacity of the seaport to deliver service to incoming ships and contribute to the growth of the maritime industry in the region. The improvements will position the region to be more competitive in the global marketplace by supporting increased exports and international trade. This investment is part of a $9,432,300 project that the grantee estimates will create 10 jobs and leverage $700,000 in private investment.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, to support the construction of a rail spur and switches, water and waste water system installation, road and street paving, drainage and erosion control and street lighting to further develop the Big Elk Industrial Park in Elk City. This project supports the expansion of existing businesses and satisfies unmet demand for other businesses looking to locate in the area. This investment is part of a $3,131,899 project.

$1 million in Public Works funds to the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District, Port Arthur, Texas, to support critical drainage and site stabilization work at the Port of Port Arthur that is an essential subcomponent of a larger $30 million Berth-6 expansion. This project supports existing and future rail, truck, and marine operations for increased exporting. This investment is part of a $2.5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 250 jobs and leverage $120 million in private investment.

$697,991 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Association of Village Council Presidents, Bethel, Alaska, to purchase training equipment for the Aviation Mechanics Program at the EDA-funded Association of Village Council of Presidents Hangar Facility at the Bethel Municipal Airport. This project will train local students to become FAA-qualified airplane mechanics, and help the region create a growing, sustainable, and diversified economy. This investment is part of an $872,489 project.

$500,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Wiscasset, Maine, to support the recapitalization of an existing revolving loan fund (RLF) to serve small- and medium-sized businesses engaged in the commercial fishing sectors in Maine’s eight coastal counties—Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington, and York. The RLF will offer credit capital to entrepreneurs in the target region to expand their businesses, purchase equipment and other services needed to improve efficiency and meet regulatory requirements, leading to economic growth and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $1 million project.

$465,000 in Public Works funds to the Town of Wellsville and the Village of Wellsville, New York, to support construction of public water infrastructure to serve businesses along the NY State Route 417 corridor. The improved water system will provide sufficient water capacity to enhance the corridor’s fire protection services and accommodate new industrial development and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $930,000 project that the grantees estimate will create 18 jobs and save 645 jobs.

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April 30-May 2

$845,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, to purchase workforce training equipment for the Lower Columbia College’s Health and Science building in Longview. The investment strengthens health science, applied science, engineering and bio-engineering workforce training capabilities and supports the region’s economic diversification and job creation goals. This investment is part of a $1,690,376 project that the grantee estimates will create 560 jobs and save 400 jobs.

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April 21-25, 2014

$1,858,909 in Public Works funds to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Boston, Massachusetts, to support construction of road improvements to serve business and industry located within the Devens Industrial Park. Completion of this project will allow for expansion of two existing bio-manufacturing businesses and location of two new businesses representing the film and motion picture production and automotive parts warehousing and distribution industries. This investment is part of a $3,717,818 project that the grantee estimates will create 460 jobs and leverage $307 million in private investment.

$1,832,250 in Public Works funds to the Findlay Township Municipal Authority and the Allegheny County Airport Authority, Clinton/Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to support construction of phase II water system improvements to serve business and industry located in the Clinton Industrial Park and along Route 30 and Burgettstown Road in Findlay Township. The improvements will complete the Park’s water transmission system, which will provide sufficient water capacity to accommodate new industrial development and job creation in the region. This investment is part of a $3,664,500 project that the grantees estimate will create 5,850 jobs.

$1 million in Public Works funds to New Garden Park, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts, to support redevelopment of an existing facility for use as the Technology and Idea Development Exchange Center. The Center will be a hub for business incubation, business acceleration, and supportive business services that will create jobs and attract private investment to the Worcester area. This investment is part of a $2 million project that the grantee estimates will create 50 jobs and leverage $1.61 million in private investment.

$800,000 in Public Works funds to the Quonset Development Corporation, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, to support construction of public infrastructure improvements to serve the Port of Davisville at the Quonset Business Park. The improvements will position the Port to accommodate vessel berthing to attract new businesses and will allow expansion of businesses already located in the Park. This investment is part of a $1.6 million project that the grantee estimates will create 93 jobs and leverage $12,107,900 in private investment.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, the Regents of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, and the Northspan Group Incorporated, Duluth/Saint Louis County, Minnesota, to develop a coordinated economic recovery response to restructuring and loss of 265 jobs at the Boise paper mill plant in International Falls, Minnesota. The response will help the region create a growing, sustainable, diversified economy. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment assistance to the New Bedford Economic Development Council, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts, to support development of a strategy and urban renewal plan for New Bedford’s working waterfront. The strategy will focus on advanced port development and redevelopment that will attract new forms of manufacturing to help diversify the region and enhance job creation in the wind power, commercial fishing, and tourism industries. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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April 7-11, 2014

$1.9 million in Public Works funds to the City of Belfast, Maine, to support construction of utility and road improvements to serve business and industry located along Front Street. The improvements support expansion of the Front Street Shipyard and continuing operations of one of the City’s largest employers. This investment is part of a project totaling $3.8 million that the grantee estimates will create 110 jobs, save 130 jobs, and leverage $8.7 million in private investment.

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March 31-April 4, 2014

$355,500 in Public Works funds to the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority, Elkin, North Carolina, to fund critical water and sewer infrastructure improvements for the Elkin Corporate Park, a regional industrial park in Surry County. In addition to mitigating environmental impacts, these improvements are needed to increase regional economic resilience through diversification, support green industry, strengthen the emerging automotive cluster, and facilitate the creation of higher paying jobs. This investment is part of a $1.867 million project that the grantee estimates will create 260 jobs and leverage $83 million in private investment.

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March 17-21, 2014

$1.25 million in Public Works funds to the City of New Braunfels, Texas, to fund the expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels. This expansion supports enhanced workforce training in science and technology in support of the region’s goal of expanding its manufacturing and industrial base. The project is a collaborative effort between the cities of New Braunfels and Seguin. This investment is part of a $5 million project.

$1.2 million in Public Works funds to the City of Dallas, Texas, to fund infrastructure improvements to support the Briscoe Carpenter Center (BCC) in Dallas. The BCC facility will provide workforce training and educational programs in the sciences to meet the growing demand for a skilled workforce in south Dallas. This investment is part of a $1.5 million project that the grantee estimates will create 15 jobs and leverage $312,000 in private investment.

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March 3-7, 2014

$912,500 in Public Works funds to the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and Lancaster County, South Carolina, to construct water, sewer, and road infrastructure to support a new international textile manufacturing in Lancaster County. The new manufacturing facility will leverage the state’s workforce, its proximity to cotton producers, and its access to the Port of Charleston’s direct service routes to China. This investment is part of a $1.825 million project that the grantees estimate will create 150 jobs and leverage $55.9 million in private investment.

$790,952 in Public Works funds to the city of Nashville, Georgia, to construct a natural gas line extension to serve the lumber industry in Berrien County. The construction will increase production of lumber products for export and support the expansion and growth of the agri-business industry cluster in the region. This investment is part of a $1,318,253 project that the grantee estimates will create 45 jobs, save 54 jobs, and leverage $8 million in private investment.

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February 24-28, 2014

$1,580,800 in Public Works funds to Garten Services, Inc., Salem, Oregon, to fund the renovation of the facility and the acquisition and installation of recycling processing equipment at the Garten Services facility in Salem. These improvements support increased production capacity and workforce training for employment opportunities for persons with disabilities served at the nonprofit facility. This investment is part of a $3,536,611 project that the grantee estimates will create 69 jobs.

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February 10-14, 2014

$1,071,000 in Public Works funds to Dillon County, South Carolina, to construct core road infrastructure to open up two Dillon County industrial parks for economic development. Growth in the Tri-County I-95 Gateway Industrial Park and the I-95 Mega Site Industrial Park will create new jobs, generate private investment, and enhance the region’s potential for future business growth. This investment is part of a $1.53 million project that the grantee estimates will create 150 jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.

$400,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Zapata Economic Development Corporation (ZEDC), Zapata, Texas, to support collaboration with regional stakeholders to develop public-private partnerships that will increase the region's competitiveness, map the region's assets and develop a list of target industries that will drive economic diversification beyond the traditional tourism, agriculture, and energy industries. In addition, ZEDC will identify and develop strategies to address weaknesses in workforce training, infrastructure, and other critical areas that have previously inhibited economic development. This investment is part of a $500,000 project.

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January 27-31, 2014

$200,000 in Economic Adjustment funds to the Great Falls Development Authority, Great Falls, Montana, to support expansion of the Great Falls Regional Manufacturing Partnership’s implementation strategy, which covers an 11-county manufacturing hub in north central Montana. The expanded strategy will enable the Great Falls Development Authority to double its current manufacturing partnership efforts by diversifying the economy of the targeted region and cultivating an environment to grow well-paying jobs in the manufacturing sectors. This project will help replace jobs lost due to the deactivation of the 564th Missile Squadron from Malmstrom Air Force Base in 2009. This investment is part of a $400,000 project.

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