Shaheen Tours EDA funded trail development projects near Cranmore Mountain
October 19, 2022
**As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Shaheen regularly secures funds for the EDA, which supports economic development in communities across New Hampshire and New Hampshire. country **
Senator Shaheen in North Conway this afternoon during his visit to Cranmore Mountain Resort to view trail redevelopment projects underway.
(North Conway, NH) – This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen visited 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 trail will boost tourism by extending an existing trail from Cranmore Mountain Resort north to Intervale Scenic Vista. The $2.2 million EDA Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Grant was awarded to the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association as part of the US bailout.
“The only thing that tops visiting Cranmore Mountain during foliage season is the excitement around these plans to broaden that experience for hikers and visitors. I was excited 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 help of federal money that I am battling to get from the Economic Development Administration,” said Shaheen, who chairs the Senate appropriations subcommittee that funds the EDA. “EDA helps our state achieve important New Hampshire priorities like this, which benefits our tourism sector and the regional economy. It’s exciting to see these federal resources in action and I look forward to returning soon to enjoy the trails once they are complete.
During the visit, Shaheen observed the progress of the ongoing design and construction of recreational trails and met with community leaders and supporters of the project. As chairman 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 of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the EDA invests in economically challenged communities to create jobs for American workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. During negotiations on government funding legislation for fiscal year 2022, Senator Shaheen secured $373.5 million for the EDA.