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$297,925 Grant to fund water and sewer investments for the Jefferson County Business Park
August 23, 2013
Titusville, PA U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-Howard, today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $297,925 grant to Jefferson County and the Brookville Municipal Authority. The funding will be used to build water and sewer infrastructure for the Jefferson County Business Park in Pine Creek Township.

"The Jefferson County Business Park will help facilitate substantial business expansion and employment opportunities in the county and region," stated Rep. Thompson. "Jefferson County has worked hard to advance this critical economic development initiative, and my staff and I have been proud to support this effort and help move this project forward."

The grant will fund construction of 5,700 linear feet of sewer lines, a pump station, and 4,000 linear feet of water lines to provide service to the future site of the Jefferson County Business Park, which will be located adjacent to exit 81 off Interstate 80.

"This funding will be instrumental in the completion of the water and sewer component of the Jefferson County Business Park," stated Bradley Lashinsky, Director of Economic Development for Jefferson County. "These infrastructure investments will help Jefferson County meet a host community needs and will serve as a foundation for long-term economic expansion.”   

The project is expected to create 100 jobs and generate $10 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds. 

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