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Congressman Peter DeFazio

Representing the 4th District of OREGON

DEFAZIO SECURES FUNDING FOR HEALTH AND SCIENCE PROGRAM AT SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Aug 28, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced the award of a federal grant to Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) to develop a new health and sciences technology building on campus.

The funds, totaling $3 million, were granted by the Economic Development Administration. The construction of a new building will expand and modernize old lab space and classrooms for the health and science programs at the college. The project is expected to add nearly 250 jobs to the local economy and create $5 million in private investment in the Coos Bay area.

“I’m pleased that I was able to help SWOCC receive funding for this important project that will boost the local economy and create jobs,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio. “The new facility at SWOCC will be a tremendous resource for our area’s rural communities by creating more skilled medical professionals and expanding the educational and training opportunities provided to the South Coast’s students.”