Airport Industrial Park lands $400k in federal funds

Published 1:11 am Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Congressman Artur Davis announced Tuesday that he has secured $2,350,000 in federal funding for the 7th Congressional District. These projects were included in the 2010 Omnibus package of appropriations bills passed by the House this afternoon.

Among that appropriation is a $400,000 grant for the Demopolis Airport Industrial Park.

“The Demopolis Airport Industrial Park is currently not supplied with sanitary sewer services. This project will not only supply these much-needed services to the park, but it will also be instrumental in crafting a new and vibrant industrial environment,” said Davis. “Marengo County is currently coping with an 11.4 percent unemployment rate and the improvements to the industrial park will provide a much needed boost to the county, and the region’s economic development.”

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Davis was the Congressional sponsor of the seven projects, including a crime prevention project in Birmingham, an economic development initiative in Clarke County, and funding to help preserve and restore infrastructure and exhibits at the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma.

“All of these projects will provide assistance to communities who are bearing the brunt of the recession. In addition, these communities are facing the reality of diminished revenues,” Davis said. “In my final year in Washington, we will continue to work with local officials on our efforts to return tax dollars to cities and counties within the 7th District.”