ST. PAUL – Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, applauds Wedensday’s announcement from state officials that Marshall will receive a $2 million grant for industrial park development.
Specifically, a press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development indicates the funding awarded to Marshall will support development of a new industrial park to accommodate an expansion by Ralco Nutrition. The $5.15 million project will extend road, water main, storm and sanitary sewer service to a nine-acre lot. Initially, 20 jobs will be created.
“Congratulations to those who were instrumental in submitting a winning grant application,” Swedzinski said. “This is an example of how public and private sectors can work together to build economic growth in Greater Minnesota. I look forward to seeing the new jobs and other benefits this project brings to our area.”
The funding is a portion of $5.24 DEED approved for infrastructure projects in four Greater Minnesota communities. Royalton, Brooten and Luverne also have been awarded grants. 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.