Sen. Cantwell Announces Grant to Bolster Economic Development in Tri-County Region

Cantwell-backed program will fund study on economic development opportunities to strengthen regional economy and create jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the Tri-County Economic Development District has been awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to establish an economic planning framework, process, and strategy to build an economic development roadmap for the Tri-County region.

The grant contributes $30,000 to the $50,000 project, which will study the economic impacts of business closures and recommend development strategies to mitigate the effects. The project will also establish an economic development roadmap to strengthen the economy, support private investment in the region, and create jobs by encouraging public and private sector collaboration.

“This grant is critical to helping provide the vision the Tri-County region needs to continue to create sustainable jobs and spur diverse economic development,” said Cantwell, a member of the Senate Small Business Committee. “Creating strong private and public partnerships will help the Tri-Counties find new and innovative ways to increase job growth and economic opportunity.”

Senator Cantwell has been an ardent supporter of EDA grants during her career in the Senate. She consistently supports the program during the appropriations process, ensuring that strong economic development projects throughout the country receive the necessary funding.