$2 million grant boosts CU project to support industry
27 May 2021
Business retention and growth efforts in Carrollton will receive a $2 million boost with a grant announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo that the Department’s Economic Development Administration said Carrollton will support construction of a critical gas pipeline necessary for current and future economic growth and to keep businesses operating through natural disasters. This EDA grant, to be matched with $6.1 million in local investment, is expected to create 202 jobs and generate more than $600 million in private investment.
Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne said the third time was the charm. CU has applied two other times for the grant and Osborne said they loved the application the first two times, but did not award any funding and asked CU to keep applying.
CU utility engineer Terry Roach said the selection committee did not ask for any additional information with the third application.