The industrial park on the northwest side of Taylorville is a few hurdles away from becoming a reality. Last week, the Taylorville Development Association received a $10-thousand donation towards the project from Shelby Electric Cooperative and Co-Bank. They have also recently re-submitted their application for a federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to build the necessary infrastructure to bring the industrial park to life.
Ken Hart is the President of the Taylorville Development Association. He says they could hear back from the EDA at any time.
Hart says if the infrastructure can be built, he is confident that companies will bring industry and jobs to the community.
The Taylorville Development Association already has over $500-thousand the necessary infrastructure, and the EDA grant would match the funds raised locally. The work would cost about $1.2 million.