**As Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Shaheen routinely secures funding for the EDA, which supports economic development in communities across New Hampshire & the nation**
Senator Shaheen in North Conway this afternoon during her visit to Cranmore Mountain Resort to view ongoing trail redevelopment projects.
(North Conway, NH) – This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen toured two locations in North Conway as part of Economic Development Administration (EDA)-funded trail development projects at Cranmore Mountain Resort. The 2.2-mile multi-use recreational path will boost tourism by extending an existing path from the Cranmore Mountain Resort north to the Intervale Scenic Vista. The $2.2 million Outdoor Recreation and Tourism EDA grant was awarded to the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association as part of the American Rescue Plan.
“The only thing that tops visiting Cranmore Mountain during foliage season is the excitement around these projects to expand that experience for hikers and visitors. I was thrilled to join representatives from the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association, Mount Washington Chamber of Commerce and Cranmore Mountain to see the construction underway to develop these projects with the assistance of federal money I fought hard to secure from the Economic Development Administration,” said Shaheen, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the EDA. “The EDA helps our State bring important New Hampshire priorities like this to fruition, which benefit our tourism sector and regional economy. It’s exciting to see these federal resources in action and I look forward to coming back soon to enjoy the trails once they’re completed.”
During the tour, Shaheen viewed the progression of ongoing recreational trail design and construction and met with leadership and community supporters of the project. As Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies that funds the EDA, Shaheen has long supported securing resources for the agency. As an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the EDA invests in economically distressed communities to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. During negotiations for government funding legislation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, Senator Shaheen secured $373.5 million for the EDA.