$50,000 awarded to SIUC to 'stimulate jobs, economic growth' | Community Spirit
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded $50,000 in funding to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
The funding was awarded to implement a strategy to stimulate jobs and economic growth.
“Today’s funding will help Southern Illinois create and implement a plan for continued economic growth – one that leverages investments to promote small businesses and entrepreneurship that create and bring back jobs in the community,” Durbin said.
Southern Illinois University will use this funding to encourage entrepreneurship and job growth in the Southern Illinois region. The project will include the creation of a regional inventory for local companies and their educational, entrepreneurial and technical resources. SIU will also use this funding to host an inshoring job-creation event and develop an online regional network and marketing plan.
EDA is an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department and supports the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States. Its mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.
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