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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell Announces $100,000 Economic Development Grant for Downriver Community Conference

February 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) will receive a $100,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help develop an economic recovery strategy for Downriver communities. 

“The Downrivers are a strong and vibrant region, but like so many communities in the Midwest, we were hard hit by the economic downturn,” said Dingell. “This grant will bring together the region’s public and private partners to develop a roadmap for economic recovery, redevelopment and workforce training that will continue to drive our economy forward.”

The EDA grant will fund a strategy for economic development for the communities of Trenton, Ecorse, Wyandotte and River Rouge, whose economies have been impacted by declining manufacturing and power plant closures. The project will bring together the region’s public and private sectors in the creation of a strategy that will promote job creation, support economic diversification and foster resiliency.