Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration will invest $300,000 to help North Country officials and business leaders coordinate and facilitate long-term economic recovery efforts from the devastation of the 2011 natural disasters in New Hampshire's North Country region, specifically Grafton, Carroll, and Coos counties.
"This investment will help local communities bounce back from natural disasters and strengthen the economy," Shea-Porter said. "Now, North Country communities will be even better prepared for Mother Nature's unforeseen disasters, and can focus on job creation and economic growth."
This project is funded through the FY 2012 Disaster Relief Opportunity administered through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Each disaster recovery investment is intended to support a community's long-term recovery, spur job creation, leverage private investment, and promote disaster resiliency.