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Norwich - U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Thursday that a $70,000 federal economic development grant has been awarded to the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region.
"This grant will help jump-start planning and projects to strengthen our regional economy and create jobs," Courtney said. "Our part of the state is home to a highly skilled workforce, and with seCTer's longtime expertise in building a cohesive economic development strategy, we can utilize that advantage to encourage economic growth. "
SeCTer, which qualified for the grant in 2013, filed an application after meeting with Courtney and U.S. Economic Development Regional Administrator Willie Taylor.
"This support will assist our staff in their efforts to implement the goals and objectives identified in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and facilitate the many projects identified in the document that will increase the economic competitiveness of the region," Jerry Lamb, chairman of the seCTer Board of Directors, said.