Congressman Garamendi Congratulates Yuba, Sutter & Glenn Counties on Economic Development & Transportation Grants
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) congratulated Yuba, Sutter, and Glenn counties after they secured a number of federal grants this week. Sutter County Airport and Yuba County Airport received almost $170,000 from two Federal Aviation Administration grants. The Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation and 3CORE, Inc. which operates in Glenn, Butte, and Tehama counties, both received $75,000 from the Economic Development Administration.
The grant to Sutter County Airport, valued at $36,000, will provide better approach lighting for pilots as they land. Construction is expected to be completed in a few months. The grant to Yuba County Airport, valued at $129,870, will provide for the engineering and reconstruction of the main apron pavement. The airport apron is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, loaded or unloaded, refueled, and boarded. Both projects are considered important safety improvements.
“These federal grants will provide for important upgrades for the airport facilities, making them safer, more convenient, and more efficient,” said Congressman Garamendi, a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Competitive grants like these are an important tool for improving the nation’s infrastructure.”
The $75,000 grant to the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation will help the agency develop a comprehensive strategy to bring private capital and jobs to the region. The $75,000 grant to 3CORE, Inc. is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap that will diversify and strengthen the regional economy. 3CORE is a private, non-profit corporation that works as the economic development planning and coordinating agency for the Tri-County region, composed of Glenn, Butte, and Tehama counties.
“These are modest investments in economic development, but I’ve seen firsthand how effective our local economic development agencies can be when given the resources and flexibility to do their job,” said Congressman Garamendi. “I look forward to working with Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation and 3CORE as they implement their program. I will assist them in any way possible to strengthen the region’s economy.”