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Taylorville Development Association Votes to Resubmit Grant Application for Infrastructure for New Industrial Park

The Taylorville Development Association Board of Directors this morning voted to resubmit an application denied by the Economic Development Administration in July, for 537-thousand dollars in matching grant monies to build infrastructure at Taylorville's new Industrial Park along Illinois Route 104 on the city's west side.

Executive Director Mary Renner told Regional Radio News that even though local officials felt the application initially submitted this summer was complete, it was ultimately denied by the E-D-A Regional Office in Chicago.

Renner said T-D-A is working on reapplying in October, when the new federal budget year will provide the federal agency with new funds to provide local communities such as Taylorville.

Renner added the the E-D-A executive director in Chicago offered to meet with the local group to review their revised application, before it's actually sent.

Today's T-D-A meeting was to formally authorize the resubmitting of the application that will go to the Economic Development Administration in October.

The Taylorville Development Assocication owns around 32 acres that the entity wants to build infrastructure on, as the town's new Industrial Park. 

T-D-A originally purchased over 90 acres, but sold off some of the parcels that won't be used.  Those monies, plus financial contributions from a number of government entities and businesses, have provided T-D-A with the matching monies to go with the grant money being applied for, to build infrastructure at the new location.

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