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Wed September 25, 2013
Moore, Choctaw Each Receive $300K In U.S. Commerce Grants
Two organizations in Central Oklahoma will receive more than half-a-million dollars from the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its Economic Development Administration grant program.
The City of Moore will receive $300,000 to hire a disaster coordinator develop strategies during the rebuilding efforts after May’s devastating tornado. The job will also be responsible for managing disaster assistance at the federal, state and local level.
The Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw will also receive $300,000 for long-term economic development in that part of Central Oklahoma affected by several devastating fires and natural disasters over the past decade.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says $21.1 million was awarded to 11 states, and those projects are estimated to create more than 2,500 jobs and attract half-a-billion dollars in private investment.
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May 2013 Tornado Outbreak