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Delta Regional Authority announces investments in six southern Illinois projects

(WSIL) – U.S. Representative Mike Bost and the Delta Regional Authority have announced more than $950,000 for projects in southern Illinois.

The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership designed to help create jobs and build communities in the Mississippi River Delta region. The investments were made through the DRA States’ Economic Development Assistance Program.

“Throughout my time in Congress, job creation and infrastructure improvement have been priorities of mine,” said Rep. Bost (IL-12). “Targeted investments like these have helped to create and support thousands of jobs in our region, and I look forward to working more with the Delta Regional Authority in the future to foster public-private partnerships and encourage job growth and economic development in Southern Illinois.”

“DRA’s mission is to support economic development by making investments into the physical infrastructure and human capital of the Delta region,” said DRA Chairman Caldwell. “These investments will provide much needed improvements to water and sewer systems, medical facilities, and industry-driven workforce training programs to provide greater economic opportunities for Illinois residents and businesses.”

Projects receiving funds are:

BENTON: Benton Water System Improvements

INA: Rend Lake College CDL Training

HERRIN: Herrin Sewer System Replacement

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