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Statement from Congressman Delaney on Federal Funding to Boost Washington County Manufacturing

June 16, 2014



WASHINGTON, June 16 -- Rep. John Delaney, D-Md. (6th CD), issued the following news release:

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Washington County Board of Commissioners a $25,000 grant for a manufacturing supply chain study. The ARC grant will be matched by local support, for a project total of $50,000. The funds will allow the Washington County Economic Development Commission to identify supply chain opportunities and highlight companies that could potentially relocate to Washington County.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) issues the following statement:

"Whether you're growing you own small business or jumpstarting a regional economy, it's important to gather the relevant data and identify your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Local officials in Washington County have taken a proactive approach, which I think is very constructive, and I applaud the Appalachian Regional Commission for supporting this study.

Encouraging middle class job growth is one of the key challenges of our time, locally and nationally and this is an appropriate federal and local partnership. We need a strong manufacturing sector for a strong middle class.

Washington County's location and infrastructure give it great potential as a supply chain and manufacturing hub."

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