City of Grayville partnering with Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission receives $100,000

July 07, 2014

ALBION, IL. - Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce that the Delta Regional Authority has funded a $100,000 investment to the City of Grayville, Illinois.  The DRA investment will help to fund the construction of a new road, to be named Stephenson Street, that will serve the city-owned industrial park. The project is expected to cost approximately $442,000 and result in over $4,350,000 in private investment and 10 full-time jobs.  An additional $3,350,000 in private investment and 122 jobs is also expected to occur within the industrial park. 

 “New and improved transportation infrastructure–such as this new road–connects people to jobs and opportunity but also directly supports local business growth in southern Illinois. We are proud to be a part of enhancing the acquisition and job creation efforts of Grayville and look forward to the impact the industrial park and its businesses will have on southern Illinois workers,” said Chris Masingill, DRA Federal Co-Chairman.

The States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) makes strategic investments in projects for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development including small business and entrepreneurship, and workforce development and training. Projects must be located in the 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority.

The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to make strategic investments that help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta. More information can be found at www.dra.gov.

Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission serves as the local development district for the DRA.  Additional information on how GWRPC helps the seven-county region can be found at http://www.gwrpc.com.

Contact: Sarah Mann
Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission
(618) 445-3612