Durbin Announces $520,000 in Funding for Pulaski Infrastructure Development

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has invested $520,000 in the Village of Pulaski, Illinois’ Industrial Park Infrastructure project. This investment will fund roadway and other infrastructure improvements to serve the SISCO Regional Industrial Park located in Pulaski. The funding is expected save 32 jobs, create an additional 167 jobs and an additional $2 million in private investments.

“Today’s Recovery Act funding will help strengthen economic growth, spur private investment and create good paying jobs in southern Illinois,” said Durbin.

The construction funded through this investment is intended to provide additional industrial and commercial sites to attract new businesses to the area. New businesses will help diversify the farming-reliant local economy and create opportunities for higher-wage jobs throughout the region.

EDA is an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department and supports the economic development needs of distressed communities throughout the United States. Its mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.