U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.3 Million to Make Water Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Support Business Growth in Bulls Shoals
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
June 12, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3 million grant to the city of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, to replace the city’s ageing waste water treatment facility to better serve the local community.
“The Trump Administration is committed to not only retaining jobs in this country, but also to creating new opportunities through infrastructure improvements,” said Secretary Ross. “I look forward to seeing how Bull Shoals’ improved water system will help businesses grow and thrive.”
The new waste water system will help attract new businesses and provide incentive for job creation among existing businesses, potential manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. The project will also help protect the White River - one of the premier trout fishing destinations in the United States – from catastrophe in the event of the failure of the current system. Millions of tourists visit Bull Shoals Lake and the White River each year.
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.