Secretary Salazar: New Jobs to Have Positive Economic Impact

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Secretary Salazar says jobs will be created during the next 18 months as the recovery funds are obligated and that it will have a positive economic impact.

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The congress rightfully set forth a longer term program over 18 months to get the money out and so you'll see jobs created during that time period but also into the future. In our own process at the Department of Interior we recognize the contracts that we are letting out will have people employed now and into the future, but also there's a very positive economic impact of these investments because they will create jobs long term. The kinds of projects that we are investing in are going to create a part of the economic engine for 10, 15, 20 years on down the road, but I think the American people are going to see the affects over the next couple of years in a very significant way.