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Federal agency to upgrade Toccoa infrastructure

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The U.S. Department of Commerce is investing $1.42 million to upgrade a north Georgia city's water and sewer system in hopes that the improvements will encourage economic growth.

Officials said in a statement Wednesday that upgrading infrastructure in the Stephens County city is expected to serve local manufacturing businesses -- including an automotive parts manufacturing company -- and help the area attract new investment and jobs.

Officials say the investment is being made by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This branch of the Department of Commerce is responsible for investing in economically distressed areas to create jobs.

Toccoa is about 95 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

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