The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) together announced $20.5 million in grant awards for the ten winners of the Make it in America Challenge. One of the ten winners was Spokane’s Innovate Washington and they will receive nearly $2.7 million next year to help grow local business.
The grantees, spread across nine states, are getting these funds from Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and from the DRA.
The funding is being provided for economic development projects, increased supply chain access, advanced skills training, and other enhancements. The EDA’s investments in these projects are aimed at helping distressed regions create jobs by building on their existing assets to create a conductive environment that helps businesses establish and grow their operations.
Check the report from KXLY.