(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that a $1.4 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant has been awarded by the Department of Commerce to the city of Longview to extend Weber Avenue and provide water infrastructure to serve the Mint Farm Industrial Park. The grant, included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), will create jobs and provide a boost to the regional economy.
“This is a great example of stimulus dollars being put to good use in our communities,” said Senator Patty Murray. “This funding will put people to work in Longview, and it will help lay down a strong foundation for long-term economic growth.”
As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations committee, Murray worked to ensure that investments in Washington state communities were a key component of the Recovery Act. Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.