|Program||# of Grants||EDA Funds|
|Economic Adjustment Assistance||2||$500,000|
|Regional Innovation Program||1||$300,000|
North Las Vegas, NV - The City of North Las Vegas was facing several short-and long-term challenges to its sewer system infrastructure. These challenges threatened the economic base of the community and the ability of the manufacturing sector to expand to meet the job and income needs of the community. At the time of the application, the region's 24-month unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage point higher than the national unemployment rate, while the region's per capita income was 69 percent of the national per capita income of $29,979 per year.
In September 2017, EDA invested $3,000,000 in Public Works funds to The City of North Las Vegas to fund the North East (NE) Interceptor project. The project is a two-phase sanitary sewer project designed to provide services to the growing area east of Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway and north of the Las Vegas Boulevard. The new system is designed to accept waste from nearly 7,500 acres of undeveloped or underdeveloped area. At the time of application, existing structures in the proposed service area were being served by aging septic systems that were inadequate for current uses, prohibiting business expansion and deterring new businesses.
The NE Interceptor Sewer Project will assist the city in overcoming many of its infrastructure challenges with a solution that will increase capacity and provide stability which is expected to lead to the expansion of several major manufacturing and logistics companies. It is estimated that the increased availability of sewer services due to EDA funding will enable these local businesses to create 367 new jobs for the region’s workforce.