WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.2 million grant to the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to improve Pump Station 299 and increase capacity to support business development in the Baton Rouge Health District.
“Upgrading water infrastructure is an investment in our communities,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This money for the Baton Rouge Health District improves health care access, creates jobs, and supports future business development.”
According to the Department of Commerce, this EDA project, to be matched with $560,000 in local funds, is expected to create 574 jobs and generate $21 million in private investment.