Sen. Marshall Applauds U.S. Department of Commerce’s $3.8 Million Investment in Salina Business Expansion Efforts
(Washington, D.C., May 3, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. today released the following statement in support of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) $3.8 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant awarded to the city of Salina, Kansas, for drainage and road improvements to allow for business expansion. This EDA grant is expected to create 225 jobs, retain 1,200 jobs, and generate $600 million in private investment.
“Supporting business development throughout Kansas is vital to the success of our great state, and I applaud this significant investment in the city of Salina,” said Senator Marshall. “Each community in Kansas faces different hurdles to economic growth and development, and the pandemic has only added to those challenges. Through CARES Act funding, the Economic Development Administration is able to help Salina make vital infrastructure improvements, allowing for current and future business expansion, job creation, and a stronger local and regional economy.”
This project is funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided EDA with $1.5 billion for economic assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to eligible communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.