Economic Development Administration Grant to Help Western MD Economy

In order to enhance private-public partnerships and economic development, The City of Frostburg has received a $70,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). As reported in the Cumberland Times-News:

U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. EDA is funded under the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriation Subcommittee, which Mikulski chairs.

 “This federal funding is great news for Western Maryland communities because it will support the creation of jobs today and jobs tomorrow,” said Mikulski.

“This is smart funding to bring together public and private partners to help Western Maryland implement a long-term road map for jobs and economic development.”

For more information read the full article in the Cumberland Times-News.

Economic development will be discussed at the MACo Winter Conference held January 7-9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. The session “Advancing Your Community…Techniques for Economic Development Strategies” will focus on diverse economic strategies to achieve success in given the diverse demographics of the State.

More information about MACo’s Winter Conference: