Sen. Johnson thanks Trump Administration following EDA grants in southwestern Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (CBS 58) --- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) thanked the Trump Administration for its attentiveness to southwestern Wisconsin's needs after the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded two grants to help reduce flooding impact in the Badger State.

"I want to thank the Trump Administration for its continued attentiveness to southwestern Wisconsin's needs," Johnson said in a statement. "These grants will help southwestern Wisconsin be more prepared to deal with flooding and its economic impacts."

The EDA is awarding a $1.4 million grant to the city of Prairie du Chien to make storm water infrastructure improvements at the North Gateway Business Park, according to a news release. Officials say the EDA grant will be matched with $357,269 in local funds and is expected to create more than 50 jobs, retain 241 jobs, and generate $3.1 million in private investment.

The EDA is also awarding a $328,972 grant to the county of Richland and the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to develop an economic resiliency plan that will diversify economic opportunities and reduce future flood impacts on the county's economic base, according to a news release. The EDA grant will be matched with $82,243 in local funds. 


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