(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Senator Tom Harkin today announced that six Iowa regional planning commissions and councils of government received a total of $330,300 to update their comprehensive economic development strategies. These funds were made through the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Economic Development Administration. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee that funds the DOC.
The EDA seeks to diversify and strengthen the regional economy by supporting the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy.
Out of that funding, Southwest Iowa Planning Council will receive $54,000 to serve, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Montgomery, Page and Shelby counties.