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West Central Initiative receives federal grant

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $64,817 grant to the West Central Initiative of Fergus Falls to continue a comprehensive economic development planning program.

"The Economic Development Administration is pleased to partner with the West Central Initiative to improve the regional economic climate," said Sandra R. Walters, EDA Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "This EDA grant will continue an economic development planning program that will work to boost business development and job growth in the region."

EDA is an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department and supports the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States.

Its mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

Additional information on how EDA programs are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: