Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.7 million grant to the city of Deer Park, Washington, to help improve the Deer Park Business and Industrial Park. The grant, to be matched with more than $1.2 million in local investment, is expected to help create 47 jobs, retain 40 jobs, and generate $5.8 million in private investment.
“The Trump Administration recognizes the critical infrastructure needs facing countless communities across the United States,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This project, by improving the industrial site, will attract investment to and create jobs in a community impacted by severe flooding.”
“The project will help fortify the Deer Park Business and Industrial Park by making critical infrastructure improvements along Cedar Road,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Dr. John Fleming. “Specifically, the project will accommodate the needs of the existing businesses and encourage future development by constructing an all-season roadway and making needed sewer, water, lighting, and sidewalk improvements.”
“I’m proud of the team in the Deer Park community who have been working hard to expand the opportunities for people in northern Spokane County,” said Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. “This grant for local infrastructure improvements is critical to continuing their work to grow our economy and create jobs right here in Eastern Washington. Thank you to the Trump administration, Secretary Ross, and the Economic Development Administration for recognizing the work being done on the ground and investing in our community.”
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.