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Delta Regional Authority puts $1.4M into six southern IL projects

Delta Regional Authority puts $1.4M into six southern IL projects
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By West Kentucky Star staff
Sep. 30, 2022 | SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
By West Kentucky Star staff Sep. 30, 2022 | 07:13 AM | SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Federal economic provider The Delta Regional Authority announced a $1.4 million investment into six different southern Illinois projects to boost economic development.

The city of Vienna will receive over $260,000 to make road improvements to support new and future businesses in their industrial park.

Shawneetown Regional Port District will receive over $180,000 to purchase a wheel loader for cargo handling of commodities at the soon-to-be renovated port district.

Randolph County will receive over $400,000 to upgrade an existing nursing home with a 50-bed behavioral health center.

The city of Sesser will receive $143,000 to replace a water main.

Southeastern Illinois College will receive $130,000 to purchase equipment to expand their CDL training program.

Southern Illinois University will receive $357,000 for a regional freezer warehouse that will provide 1,600 square-feet of  ultra-low temperature storage for agricultural and processed food products within a 16-county region.

The Delta Regional Authority provides economic resources for parts of eight states including Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. It was established by Congress in 2000.
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