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WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration today launched from New Orleans, La., Strong Cities, Strong Communities, to be known as SC2, a customized pilot initiative to strengthen capacity and spark economic growth in local communities, while ensuring taxpayer dollars are used wisely and efficiently. To accomplish these objectives, federal agencies will provide experienced staff to work directly with six cities: Chester, Pa.; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Fresno, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; and New Orleans.  Teams will work with local governments, the private sector and other institutions to leverage federal dollars and support the work being done at the local level to encourage economic growth community development.

Additionally, communities nationwide will be eligible to compete for comprehensive economic planning assistance through a grant competition designed to spark local innovation. By integrating government investments and partnering with local communities, SC2 will channel the resources of the federal government to help empower cities as they develop and implement their visions for economic growth.


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