Davis Announces Economic Development Grant for Taylorville Industrial Park
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that the Taylorville Development Association (TDA) and the City of Taylorville will receive a $537,288 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for construction at the industrial park in Taylorville, IL. Specifically, the grant will be used for improvements to enhance the marketability of the park, enable businesses to expand, and attract new businesses to the park. The grant is anticipated to create 318 jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.
"This grant is critical for the residents of Taylorville and surrounding areas," said Davis. "We know Taylorville is a great place to live to live and we have some of the hardest workers in the country, but it's federal investments like this that can give companies the certainty they need to make investments right here in my hometown. I'm proud of the work Mayor Bruce Barry and Ken Hart and his team at the Taylorville Development Association have done to put together such a competitive application to secure this grant."
"This is great news for Taylorville," said Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry. "This is the result of a lot hard work from many people dedicated to the success of our town and Christian County. I want to praise Congressman Davis for his work to help us obtain this important grant."
"Today's success is a culmination of the hard work and dedication of a team led by Ken Hart, Taylorville Development Association's president," said Mary Renner, Executive Director of the Tayloriville Development Association. "We are grateful to Congressman Davis for his help and support in navigating the federal government. He truly understands how important this is for the economic future of Taylorville and Christian County."
EDA grants are based on merit of the application and are awarded through a competitive process. Learn more about the EDA's grant process here.