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Litchfield EDA Grant Award Leaves Taylorville Application With Unknown Consequences

It was recently announced that Litchfield would receive a $2.1 million grant from the EDA but right now, it is not known what that means for Taylorville’s EDA grant application. U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis made the announcement Wednesday.


Christian County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mary Renner says she found out about Litchfield’s award at yesterday afternoon’s meeting. She says she doesn’t know what that means for Taylorville’s chances of receiving grant money.



Renner says the application they have put together is exceptionally well done, but the Taylorville application has one flaw.



Renner says that have a company ready to build is considered optional in the application. The CCEDC will be re-filing their application at the end of October to try to tap into a new pot of federal funds with the new fiscal year.


Also at Thursday’s meeting, they discussed other possible projects in Taylorville, including the EmberClear project. Pawnee has made some headway in getting a plant to that area, but Renner says that doesn’t mean anything for a possible Taylorville project.



Renner says what will determine the size of the plant and if Taylorville gets a EmberClear power plant is the number of customers EmberClear will need to provide power for and the company’s location preference. 

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