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Oregon receives grant for infrastructure around industrial parks

The U.S. Department of Commerce said Wednesday that the city of Oregon has been awarded a $2.7 million Economic Development Administration grant to be used for infrastructure in and around the city’s industrial parks that should help attract new businesses.

The grant, to be matched with $679,179 in local funds, is expected to help generate $905 million in private investment, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in the announcement.

“This project will make the critical roadway and sewer infrastructure improvements that the city needs to bring in new businesses to the Cedar Point Industrial Park,” U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fleming said. “The enhancements to the industrial park, which includes a foreign trade zone, are expected to attract a major clean energy company that will build on the region’s emerging energy cluster.”

Oregon Administrator Mike Beazley said the grant will go for roadway and water and sewer infrastructure at the 42-acre Cedar Point park and the nearby Wynnscape Industrial Park.

“With connectivity, it opens things up. And there’s some opportunity for rail access,” Mr. Beazley said.

“It does kind of help as we lay the approvals for the next generation of the Oregon Clean Energy Center,” the administrator added. “This roadway will serve that area, but also it will serve other businesses in the Cedar Point Industrial Park.”

Mr. Beazley said Oregon was very grateful to the Commerce Department “for their confidence in Oregon.”

 

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on October 23, 2019.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.

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