Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $169,190 Awarded to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments

Sep 11, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced a grant of $169,190 to be awarded to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The funds will be allocated to establish an economic development framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

“This is a perfect example of the great work that can be done when the public and private sector come together to improve the economic well being of the community. These types of investments which are mutually beneficial to all the parties involved and we should be ramping them up across the country. This grant will build upon our past successes and continue the economic renaissance in our region,” said Congressman Ryan.

This EDA planning investment supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, which comprises the counties of Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull. The process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

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