U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $980,000 to Make Water Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Support Business Growth in Danville, Kentucky
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
May 1, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $980,000 grant to the city of Danville, Kentucky, to make water infrastructure improvements needed to support local businesses. According to grantee estimates, the investment will create 127 new jobs, retain 188 jobs, and attract over $30 million in private investment.
“We commend Danville for working to spur new opportunities through infrastructure improvements,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs Dennis Alvord. “This project provides Danville with water infrastructure improvements to better serve the local business community.”
The Danville water infrastructure improvements will serve the Corporate Drive Industrial area and industries located in the vicinity of Kentucky Highway 34. The improvements will provide for a looped system to serve the area and increase water supply and flow. Importantly, it will improve reliability of water supply and increase pressure to support business growth and expansion.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.