COLUMBUS — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced that the City of Columbus has been awarded a $1.2-million federal grant to support infrastructure improvements needed to foster greater economic development in the region.
The Mississippi Senators said the Economic Development Administration (EDA) public works grant will be used by the city to undertake roadwork and other essential infrastructure to serve a commercial development that will support the Golden Triangle Region’s growing aeronautical and steel manufacturing sectors. Overall, the infrastructure program will cost an estimated $2.47 million.
The infrastructure improvements that will, in part, be financed with the EDA grant will serve a development that will include a hotel and other businesses. According to the EDA, the overall project is also expected to draw private investors that will “support job creation for graduates of East Mississippi Community College’s hotel and restaurant management program.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info