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Yuma County's dream of a multiuniversity is one step closer to becoming reality

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation held a press conference in Wednesday May 5, 2021. In the conference the GYEDC announced they received grant funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration.

The grant will be a matching grant which translates into the EDA covering 80% of the $130,000 project. That comes out to be roughly $101,000, the funds will be used to complete a feasibility study to see just what Yuma County needs.

Jim Schuessler is the President and CEO of the Yuma Multiuniversity Campus says Phase 2 is slated to start in June and end in February 2022.

Schuessler plans on having Phase 3 prepped and ready to go once the study is completed. In April, the Arizona Community Foundation, the largest education based nonprofit pledge their support for the multiuniversity.

Once completed the multiuniversity will enhance what state universities already offer. Schuessler's goal is to help create more higher education options and in turn strengthen the areas workforce.

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