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L’burg doles out $10M in grant cash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:35 PM

In 2012 the City of Lawrenceburg has awarded nearly  all of the alloted $10 million in economic development grants for a 10-county region of Southeastern Indiana creating or retaining 1,178 jobs in the area.

City council heard a run-down of the grants awarded as well as pending grants, among them a grant that precedes a major announcement later this week.
Lawrenceburg Redevelopment Director Grant Hughes told council Monday, Dec. 17, the grants awarded or pending total more than $286 million in project values. The largest project is a railroad crossing partneship with the City or Seymour and manufacturer Cummins at a value of $219 million.
Some approved projects from August and November:

  • $300,000 for Concepts Industrial in Sunman, with the grant approved by city council and the interlocal resolution passed as well Monday night;
  • $25,000 for Walesboro Airport in Columbus;
  • $900,000 for Salarzentrum in Osgood;
  • $400,000 for the Madison Railroad between the cities of North Vernon and Madison;
  • $400,000 for Multiple Machine in Dillsboro;
  • $500,000 for Robinson Trucking in Greendale;
  • $600,000 for the Brookville Redevelopment Commission.
  • All of the grants must be routed through a municipality or governemnt entity, such as a city county or redevelopment commisison.

Many of the grants approved the review committee are pending action from city council and a meeting is slated to ink some of the deals Thursday, Dec. 27.