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U.S. Department of Commerce invests $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan funds to establish a regional BMX facility and support tourism in Morgantown


WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.7 million grant to the Mylan Park Foundation, Morgantown, West Virginia, to support construction of the Mylan Park Regional BMX Facility. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan.

This project will boost the local tourism industry in a region that has been impacted by the declining use of coal by bringing new visitors to the city, its businesses, and attractions. This EDA grant will be matched with $1.2 million in local funds and is expected to create 80 jobs, retain two jobs and generate $1.2 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

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