YOUNGSTOWN — The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded grants to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the city of Struthers for clean energy projects.
Eastgate Regional will receive $50,000 for the Voltage Valley Entrepreneurial Ecosystem — Regionalization Study, and Struthers will receive $50,000 to create a regional strategic plan for green industrial manufacturing in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.
“These projects are great examples of how government can work to bolster efforts on the ground in our community to dominate in the clean energy economy,” U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, said in a news release. “The green energy industry is not only a major key to reigniting American competitiveness but also to reigniting our workforce here in Northeast Ohio.”
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian region.