Four Greater Minnesota Cities Awarded Infrastructure Grants

28 Feb 2018

Funding will support economic development in Royalton, Brooten, Marshall and Luverne

Grants totaling $5.24 million were approved by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for infrastructure projects in four Greater Minnesota communities. 

DEED awarded the funding from its Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program for projects in Royalton, Brooten, Marshall and Luverne. The grants were approved during the fourth quarter of 2017.

“These grants demonstrate how state government and the private sector can collaborate to create greater opportunity and continued economic growth throughout Minnesota,” said Governor Mark Dayton. “Working together, these business expansions will support vibrant communities and create nearly 100 new jobs in Royalton, Brooten, Marshall and Luverne.” 

“These cities will add jobs, increase their tax bases and attract businesses because of the support they received from this program,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “These grants are an important economic development tool for communities throughout the state.”

Under the program, DEED awards grants for up to 50 percent of the cost of public infrastructure that supports economic development outside the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. Eligible infrastructure includes wastewater collection and treatment, drinking water, storm sewers, utility extensions and streets. 

The DEED website has more details about the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program. 

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