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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 26, 2014

Funds will help continue area economic development

Jul 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dave Loebsack announced Wednesday Area 15 Regional Planning Commission will receive $54,900 for regional economic development planning.

Area 15 Regional Planning Commission includes Jefferson, Davis, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren and Wapello counties. The funds come from the Economic Development Administration’s Partnership Planning grant program.

“I am pleased that the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission received this funding to continue their important work of developing and implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy for the region,” said Loebsack.

“We must focus on growing our economy and putting Iowans back to work. Investing in economic development planning, rural development and supporting public-private partnerships will both help strengthen the regional economy and promote job creation.”

Specifically, this funding will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy in the region. The CEDS 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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