Durbin Announces A More Than $166,000 Investment In Southern Illinois To Spur Economic Growth

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded an Economic Development District Planning grant totaling $166,884 to South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission in Salem, Illinois to help create jobs and boost economic development in the region.  


“Today’s funding will help Salem develop and implement a strategic plan for continued economic growth – one that leverages new investment to promote small businesses and create jobs in the community,” said Durbin. 


The South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission will use this funding to establish a strategic plan to capitalize on private investments and job creation in the region.


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.