Davis Announces Litchfield Awarded EDA Grant
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that the City of Litchfield has been awarded a $2.1 million infrastructure investment grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
“Congratulations to the community leaders and stakeholders from Litchfield and Montgomery County on being awarded this grant,” Davis said. “Litchfield and Central Illinois have a strong workforce, advantageous location, and transportation systems necessary to bring jobs and prosperity to the region. I look forward to continuing to work with them on these efforts.”
“Elected officials and staff have been working on this project for 10 years, and are excited to partner with the EDA on the project promoting growth,” said Litchfield Mayor Steve Dougherty. “We are excited to be able to provide job opportunities for future generations and to provide economic vitality within the region.”
This award, which will be matched with local funds, will support the creation of a third industrial park for the city. These funds will be used to support the expansion of infrastructure across I-55 for the new industrial park, which is expected to create 600 light manufacturing jobs for the region.