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2019

  • EDA announced seventeen investments from March 8-14, 2019, totaling $3,395,500. These investments include the following: (1) $280,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, and (2) $3,115,500 in fifteen Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $280,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $160,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental Funding to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Tallahassee/Leon County, Florida, to fund the hiring of a disaster resilience coordinator to manage recovery projects responsive to damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the region served by the Apalachee Regional Planning Council. The coordinator will attend response and recovery meetings to assist with the development of a gap analysis of technical expertise needed in the affected areas, which will help to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region and create resiliency for future disasters.
      • $120,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the West Florida Regional Planning Council, Pensacola/Escambia County, Florida, to support the West Florida Regional Planning Council with developing a post-disaster recovery blueprint to assist communities devastated from Hurricane Irma. The Post Disaster Redevelopment Strategy will serve to refine, expand, and identify projects, programs and new opportunities to accelerate disaster recovery in the area, which will help to establish long-term recovery efforts for the region and create resiliency for future disasters.
    • $3,115,500 in fifteen Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. 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.
  • EDA announced 24 investments from February 15-21, 2019, totaling $8,208,000. These investments include the following: (1) $3,800,000 in two Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, which includes one project for $3,000,000 that will help create 1,354 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $76 million in private investment; (2) $575,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base, which includes one project that will help leverage $50,000 in private investment, and (3) $3,833,000 in 20 Partnership Planning projects Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process.
    • $3,800,000 in two Public Works projects as follows:
      • $3,000,000 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, Philadelphia/ Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to support the reconstruction of the main entryway road to the Philadelphia Navy Yards to improve access and ease the current traffic. The Navy Yard has become home to large international corporations as well as start-ups so the improvements will assist with housing more manufacturing and entrepreneurial companies, which will bring a greater workforce into the area and support continued economic growth. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 1,354 jobs, save 84 jobs, and leverage $76 million in private investment.
      • $800,000 to the Town of Tabor City, Tabor City/Columbus County, North Carolina, to fund the renovation of a building to establish a business incubator in the Town of Tabor City. The incubator will support resilience and economic recovery by allowing new businesses to grow and existing business severely impacted by natural disasters to start over, which will lead to more employment opportunities and long-term economic development.
    • $575,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $375,000 to the East Texas Economic Development District, Kilgore/Gregg County, Texas, to support the East Texas Council of Governments with the development of a regional broadband strategic plan for 14 counties in East Texas. The plan will help identify existing gaps in broadband access across the region to assist in providing full regional connectivity. In addition, this investment will help the region capitalize on its strengths and opportunities related to long-term economic development, create or enhance an environment that is conducive to job growth, and improve infrastructure and overall community development to improve the quality of life.
      • $200,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to 3CORE, Inc., Chico/Butte County, California, to fund a regional disaster coordinator to assist small businesses in California’s Tri-County 3CORE district with recovering from the 2017 natural disasters. This investment will enable the region to enhance economic resilience efforts in support of faster recovery from future disasters which will result in less job lost, business closures, lost revenues, workforce and population. The project will help the region become more economically resilient in the face of future disasters and spur business and social redevelopment in the region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help leverage $50,000 in private investment.
    • $3,833,000 in 20 Partnership Planning projects to support the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. 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.
  • EDA announced seven investments from February 8-14, 2019, totaling $11,934,650. These investments include the following: (1) $8,558,850 in five Public Works projects to help communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure that will help create 891 jobs, save 502 jobs, and leverage $461,624,000 in private investment; and (2) $3,376,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects to help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base that will help create 225 jobs, save 66 jobs, and leverage $62,600,000 in private investment.
    • $8,558,650 in five Public Works projects as follows:
      • $2,335,850 to the Town of Bourne, Bourne/Barnstable County, Massachusetts, to fund construction of a new waste water treatment plant that will provide needed treatment capacity to the existing sewer system in Buzzards Bay located in the Town of Bourne. The project will support growth in the marine science, technology and renewable ocean-based energy industries, which will provide new job opportunities for the entire Cape Cod Economic Region. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 30 jobs, save 183 jobs, and leverage $18,260,000 in private investment.
      • $2,040,000 to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the Trustees of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and the County of Cabarrus, Salisbury/Rowan County, North Carolina, to fund construction of a new Advanced Technology Center Flex Lab and industrial support offices located at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The technology center will provide space for new programs and trainings in mechatronics, engineering technologies, robotics, motors, plastics, CAD, 3D printing, hydraulics and pneumatics. Completion of the project will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. The grantees estimate that this investment will help create 133 jobs, save 319 jobs, and leverage $66,864,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000 to the City of Bardstown, Bardstown/Nelson County, Kentucky, to fund sewer infrastructure upgrades to serve several companies in an industrial area in Bardstown, Kentucky. The improvements will help build a reliable water system that will supply the economic needs of the city, which will help strengthen the local economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region. the grantee estimates that this investment will help create 611 jobs and leverage 369,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,600,000 to the Southern Aroostook Development Corporation, Houlton/Aroostook County, Maine, to fund the construction of the Murine Food Production Facility for the manufacturing of dietetically-specific, quality-controlled feed research mice. The project work includes utility connections, parking and access road, concrete building pad, storm water drainage, pavement and exterior lighting. Once completed, the research laboratory will provide opportunities for new markets for the region’s agriculture capacity, and new jobs to help sustain the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 17 jobs and leverage $4,000,000 in private investment.
      • $982,800 to the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, Rochester/Monroe County, New York, to fund the renovation of interior space in the Sibley Square building in Rochester, NY, to develop a shared-use commercial kitchen with fourteen kitchen stations, one show kitchen, and shared-use dry and cold storage. The new kitchen will provide food entrepreneurs space to showcase their goods, provide cooking lessons, and hold pop-up events, which will foster conditions that support the creation of more, higher paying employment opportunities for the region’s workforce. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 100 jobs and leverage $3,000,000 in private investment.
    • $3,376,000 in two Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows:
      • $1,840,000 to the City of Peachtree Corners and the Prototype Prime, Inc., Peachtree Corners/Gwinnett County, Georgia, to fund the acquisition of property for expansion of the Peachtree Corners Technology Incubator to support the development and growth of businesses in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The incubator will focus on start-up companies engaged in software development, gaming programs and web applications, and will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. This investment will create jobs, enhance the marketability of the area and create economic development opportunities for the local community. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 143 jobs, save 46 jobs, and leverage $27,500,000 in private investment.
      • $1,536,000 in Assistance to Coal Communities to the Town of White Sulphur Springs, White Sulphur Springs/Greenbrier County, West Virginia, to support water infrastructure improvements needed to serve new and future business needs in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. In addition, it serves the Greenbrier State Forest State Park which currently relies in an antiquated well system. The improvements will serve as the catalyst for development and economic diversification in a region severely impacted by the decline in the coal industry. The project will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investments to the area. The grantee estimates that this investment will help create 82 jobs, save 20 jobs, and leverage $35,100,000 in private investment.
  • EDA announced four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects from February 1-7, 2019, totaling $1,550,000. These projects, which includes one project for $350,000 that will help create 5 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $557,440 in private investment, will help communities design and implement strategies to adjust or bring about change to their economy in response to structural damage to their underlying economic base.
    • $1,550,000 in four Economic Adjustment Assistance projects as follows: $800,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the International Economic Development Council, Washington, District of Columbia, to support the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with delivering economic recovery and revitalization services and resources to communities affected by multiple disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. IEDC will provide training to prepare and support expert economic developers with identifying ways to advance economic recovery, solidify gains, strengthen operations and partnerships, and promote further growth for the affected communities. The investment will help create a stable economic climate for business attraction and retention, as well as improving the well-being of the region’s citizens when faced with potential devastating disasters.
    • $350,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the City of Parsons, Parsons/Tucker County, West Virginia, to support the City of Parsons with providing sewer service to the newly established Parsons Business Park to assist businesses with recovery efforts due to devastation caused by flooding in 2017. The upgrades will help maintain reliable and consistent services to existing customers and prevent impacted businesses from relocating, which will help create a stable economic climate and strengthen and enhance diversification in the region. The grantee estimates that this project will help create 5 jobs, save 16 jobs, and leverage $557,440 in private investment.
    • $320,000 in 2018 Disaster Supplemental funding to the Harris County Flood Control District, Houston/Harris County, Texas, to fund the Deep Tunnel Feasibility Study to determine the need to construct deep tunnels under Harris County for transporting storm waters away from utility and transportation infrastructure, which connect economic activity centers in the region. This study will address systemic vulnerabilities from flooding across the county after Hurricane Harvey, which will help mitigate economic disruption after future flooding events and create resilience in the region.
    • $80,000 to the Calaveras Health Impact Product Solutions and the Alpine Biomass Collaborative, West Point/Calaveras County, California, to fund the Wood Processing Campus Feasibility Study to determine the needed resources and other requirements for the implementation of a wood processing campus to develop biomass fuels in Alpine County, California. The study will help mitigate against future wildfire threats promoting and implementing a healthy forest management initiative that uses excess biomass cleared from the land in the area. This effort will significantly reduce vulnerability to dangerous wildfires and improve forest and watershed health, which will diversify and create resilience in the local economy.
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