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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $500,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Support Safe Businesses Reopening Efforts in Redmond, Washington

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to OneRedmond, Redmond, Washington, to provide technical assistance needed to help coronavirus-impacted small businesses reopen safely and successfully. This EDA grant, to be matched with $160,000 in local investment, is expected to create or retain 2,000 jobs.

“The Economic Development Administration is committed to helping communities across the nation implement strategies to mitigate economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Dennis Alvord, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. “This EDA investment in OneRedmond will support their Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Center in providing tailored technical assistance to aid local small businesses, including minority-owned businesses.”

The project will allow OneRedmond’s Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Center to develop a virtual portal to showcase small business success stories while providing updated information on the latest developments and improve program coordination and collaboration with State and local partners to provide small business owners with the comprehensive assistance needed to grow and become more resilient in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

This project is funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136 PDF), which provided EDA with $1.5 billion for economic assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) (PDF) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to eligible communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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