Recently, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $1,686,229 investment that will boost economic development and improve the quality of life for Illinois communities and residents. The investment will be matched by $636,472 and will attract an additional $1.5 million in leveraged private investment (LPI) into southern Illinois.
Nine new investment projects will improve water and sewer systems, update transportation infrastructure, and support innovative job training in communities across Illinois. These projects are expected to create or retain 4,223 jobs, train 290 individuals, and affect 48 families.
“The Delta Regional Authority’s $1.6 million investment into nine critical projects will strengthen economic success in southern Illinois by improving vital infrastructure and creating opportunities to foster workforce development,” said DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell. “These investments highlight the importance of local and regional public-private partnerships in realizing the long-term success of infrastructure, business and workforce projects to spur job growth and ultimately improve business competitiveness in the region. I would like to thank Governor Pritzker, Senator Durbin, Senator Duckworth, and Congressmen Bost and Shimkus for their continued support and commitment to the Delta Regional Authority and our work to create jobs, build communities and improve the lives of those residing in our region.”
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