The Economic Development Administration announced Thursday that Taylorville would receive more than half a million dollars in grant money towards a new industrial park on the northwest side of the city. Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says the announcement is another piece of the puzzle for what should be big things coming for the city’s northwest side.
Barry says getting this grant money has been a long process that has spanned multiple mayors.
Barry says the city is putting the final touches on a TIF district in northwest Taylorville to further spur economic development.
There has been some interest from businesses having a location at the Industrial Park site, and Barry says he hopes the grant gets the ball rolling for development.
Barry appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.