WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today applauded the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) announcement of a $70,000 grant to the Northern Neck Planning District Commission.
The EDA grant will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.
"Communities throughout the Northern Neck will benefit from this grant," Rep. Wittman said. "As we continue to diversify local economies, this type of federal investment can help bring the private sector to the table with county government to attract new businesses and spur economic growth. I look forward to working with communities around the Northern Neck as they continue their efforts to add jobs and improve quality of life in the region.”
This grant is part of the EDA's larger effort to support regions like the Northern Neck in developing and implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
The grant covers half of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission's anticipated costs for the project.
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.