Officials with the Christian County Economic Development Corporation, and the Taylorville Development Association, were notified Thursday afternoon, that the Chicago office of the federal Economic Development Administration, had approved TDA's request for some 537-thousand dollars in matching funds, to build infrastructure at the proposed new Taylorville Industrial Park site owned by TDA on the city's west side.
Economic Development Corporation executive director Mary Renner told Regional Radio News that she was notified by Congressman Davis of the good news, and it culminates years of work by local officials.
Renner said that TDA will be working with the Economic Development Administration to get the funds officially transferred.
Renner added that ground will be broken using local matching funds, as soon as the weather breaks.
And, Renner added this was an important day for economic development in Taylorville.