Enterprise Center receives $1 million federal grant to expand food assistance services

A $1 million federal grant has been awarded to the S.G. Atkins Community Development Corp. toward expanding The Enterprise Center.

The goal is assisting additional food-based businesses at the 40,000-square-foot center at 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to the news release from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department. There is a local $300,000 match required.

The expansion is projected to lead to the creation of 50 jobs, the retention of 15 jobs and generate $680,000 in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

Atkins CDC officials could not be immediately reached for comment on the grant.

A primary focus of the center is its Shared-Use Kitchen facility, a fully licensed, permitted commercial facility.

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