Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $1.3 million in federal funding to support the redevelopment of Jackson Avenue, a key part of Las Vegas’ historic Westside. This funding the Senators helped secure will support the historic Westside’s local HUNDRED Plan, create more than 80 new jobs, and generate $36 million in private investments.
“Our historic Westside community needs investments in its roadways, small businesses, and other vital infrastructure, and this funding will help make that happen,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “This development will be good for Southern Nevada’s economy. I will always advocate for efforts like this to continue revitalizing the Westside and help attract new businesses and economic opportunities to this important community.”
“The historic Westside is full of local history and culture,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m thrilled to see that more than a million dollars will come to Las Vegas to revitalize and diversify economic development on Jackson Avenue, which will bring new jobs and businesses.”
Senator Cortez Masto and Rosen helped deliver these federal funds for the Historic Westside through U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will help local entrepreneurs partner with local landowners to redevelop the area and will provide developers with technical assistance and special training opportunities.
The Senators have delivered additional funding to the Historic Westside, including $6.9 million to support workforce development programs at the Westside Education and Training Center and $1.7 million to improve broadband access for Westside residents. Senator Cortez Masto brought the EDA Administrator, Alejandra Castillo, to the Historic Westside to meet and hear directly from local leaders about the importance of investing in this area. Cortez Masto led efforts to secure EDA funding for Nevada in the American Rescue Plan and has introduced legislation to promote economic development in places like the Historic Westside.