AuG 12, 2016

POC: Mayor Iudiciani

330-536-6415

 

 

Village of Lowellville receives funds to begin developing an Industrial Park

 

 

140 E. Liberty St., Lowellville, OH…..The Village of Lowellville has been awarded a grant of $500,000 for the construction of an industrial road that will allow access to thirteen developable acres, the location has the potential to expand an additional eighty acres as growth permits. This project was funded under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a long-term transportation infrastructure bill passed in December 2015 that was secured through an application with the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Industrial parks are proven economic drivers for communities, most often businesses make decisions about site selection by choosing to locate in areas with immediate availability of infrastructure and affordable land.

Mayor Jim Iudiciani’s comments regarding the good news were; this is great news! “Thank you Senator Brown! Thank you to Congressman Ryan! Thank you Eastgate Regional Council of Governments! Thank you Appalachian Regional Commission Director Wilson! Thank you, CT Consultants! Thank you Village Administration! Thank you Senator Schiavoni! Thank You State Rep. Lepore- Hagan! Thank you County Commissioners Traficanti, Ditzler, Remedio-Righetti! Thank you MM & LM Properties! Thank you Dave Gennaro / Sharon Slag Properties! I am so excited. Thank you for sharing the vision of creating an Industrial Park in the Village of Lowellville and all of your support for this endeavor and for all your funding assistance in the past, current, and future! This is an excellent opportunity for the village to broaden its tax base, expand job opportunities and capture funding assistance though ARC.

This grant furthers the goals of the Appalachian Regional Commission organization, which is to improve Appalachian infrastructure by making strategically investments to help to develop and diversify market access and to make the region more economically competitive.

 

These grant funds are a tremendous boost to the community at a time when the Village administration and leadership within their Council have made aggressive efforts to develop economic development tools to incentivize business attraction efforts and are making steady progress on infrastructure improvements like the upcoming streetscape project; adding energy efficient LED lighting, road resurfacing, sidewalk and curb improvements, and the upcoming dam removal and stream restoration project. This makes the Village attractive for investment and enhances the resident’s quality of life.

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