U.S. Economic Development Administration Invests $1.9 Million in City of Rochester

photoWednesday, July 3rd marked a significant milestone for the City of Rochester as Senator Shaheen announced that the City would be receiving a $1.9 Million grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will fund the extension of critical water and sewer infrastructure at the Crossroads Industrial Park and Rochester Marketplace. This project, which is expected to create over 130 jobs, will benefit not only Rochester, but the entire Stafford Region.

Senator Shaheen (D-NH) was joined by Jackie Cilley, Congressional District Director, on behalf of U.S. Representative Carol Shea Porter, Rochester Mayor TJ Jean, Karen Pollard, Director of Community Development in Rochester, and Cynthia Copeland, Executive Director of Strafford Regional Planning Commission, to formally announce the grant. Senator Shaheen shared her thoughts on this success stating, “The most important thing we can do for our economy right now is invest in job creation and give job creators tools for long-term success. The EDA grant to Rochester is a win for our local economy and our workers because it will create jobs as well as infrastructure for long-term economic success.”

Following lots of hard works and collaboration, the City of Rochester could not have been more deserving of this grant. SRPC staff would like to extend our congratulations to the City and our appreciation to all those who were involved throughout this process. We are excited to share this monumental announcement with all our municipalities and look forward to the improvements and development that will come as a result of this grant.