Carmi receives $1 million grant for access roads, sewer lines into new industrial park | Business
Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission says the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has funded a $1 million grant to the City of Carmi. The grant will fund construction of access roads and sewer lines for a new city-owned industrial park.
Businesses in Carmi were severely impacted by floods in 2011, and the city’s new business park will provide a location outside of the flood plain. The EDA-investment is expected to generate 22 new jobs and leverage an additional $1.4 million in private investment. The work funded by EDA includes construction of 2,295 feet of roadway sufficient to handle heavy-duty trucks and approximately 1,180 linear feet of eight-inch sanitary sewer lines to service the entire 11-acre industrial park.
The new road will connect with two major transportation routes, Highways 14 and 1. The EDA-funded work is being done in cooperation with the Delta Regional Authority, which funded the installation of waterlines to the industrial park, making the site fully equipped to accommodate new business tenants as well as a grant from the Illinois Department of Transporation to fund the Truck Route. Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission submitted and will administer the $1.08 Million Grant.
EDA supports the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Additional information on how EDA investments are helping distressed communities create a positive and sustainable economic future can be accessed at: http://www.eda.gov.
Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission serves seven counties including Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White. GWRPC offers services in the areas of economic development, public facilities, grant writing, and community planning. Additional information on how GWRPC helps the seven county region can be found at http://www.gwrpc.com.