Upton Announces Workforce Development Grant in Van Buren County
Grant will focus on transportation, work-force housing, and Internet connectivity
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new investment in Van Buren County totaling $41,000:
“This new rural development investment will help Van Buren County thrive and grow. By bringing local leaders together on a county-wide economic development plan, we can chart the course for a brighter, more prosperous future. I’m particularly pleased the grant will focus on improving Internet connectivity, something I’ve discussed at length with folks – our farmers in particular – across Southwest Michigan.”
The USDA Rural Development investment will be used to fund a comprehensive county-wide economic development plan for Van Buren County. The plan will focus on three critical areas: Transportation, Workforce Housing, and Internet Connectivity. All of these areas are critical to the economic growth and future planning of Van Buren County. This plan will allow government officials to focus on areas of documented need going forward which will create a better place to live and work in Van Buren County.
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