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MONDAY: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Senator Raphael Warnock to Make Major American Rescue Plan Grant Announcement in Support of Strong Regional Economies in Atlanta and Across the Nation

Secretary Raimondo will also Participate in a Roundtable at Spelman College on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Expansion of Broadband Access with Atlanta-Area HBCU Presidents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Senator Raphael Warnock will make a major national Economic Development Administration (EDA) American Rescue Plan grant announcement in support of locally-driven efforts to boost regional economies in Atlanta and across the nation at an event on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs in Atlanta. 

Following the announcement at the Russell Center, Secretary Raimondo will participate in a roundtable with presidents of Atlanta-area Historically Black College and University presidents on implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s expanded access to broadband internet.  

Major American Rescue Plan grant announcement in support of locally-driven efforts to boost regional economies in Atlanta and across the nation 

WHO:

  • Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce  
  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development  
  • U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock  
  • U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams  
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms  
  • Local and regional economic development, business and workforce leaders; entrepreneurs; workers; students  

WHEN: Monday, December 13, 2021, Noon / EST  

WHERE: Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 504 Fair St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313.  

                        * Participants will gaggle with media following the event  

Roundtable with HBCU Presidents on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Expansion of Broadband Access

WHO:                        

  • Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce 
  • U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams  
  • Dr. George T. French Jr., Clark- Atlanta University, President  
  • Dr. David A. Thomas, Morehouse College, President  
  • Dr. Valarie Montgomery-Rice, Morehouse School of Medicine,      President  
  • Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Spelman College, President  

WHEN: Monday, December 13, 202, 1:15PM / EST  

WHERE: Spelman College Wellness Center  
                                                          
     *Attendees should enter campus through the gate at 440 Westview Drive S.W. Atlanta 30310 

IMPORTANT NOTE: COVID PROTOCOLS  

Both events are indoors. Masks are required for participation.  

About the Economic Development Administration:  
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation’s regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. To learn more about EDA, visit www.eda.gov.   

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