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WWMT NewsChannel 3: Rep. Upton announces workforce development grant in Van Buren Co.
Rep. Upton announces workforce development grant in Van Buren Co.
WWMT Channel 3
August 31, 2018
WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture announced a new investment in Van Buren County Friday, totaling $41,000.
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) released the following statement:
"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 areas: transportation, workforce housing and internet connectivity.
To learn more about the USDA's plan, click here.