The Juniata County Industrial Development Authority has been awarded a $2 million state grant to undertake an expansion of the Juniata County Industrial Park, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
“Increasing the capacity of the industrial park will bring more family-sustaining job opportunities to our area,” Senator Corman said. “With access to a well-trained workforce, highways and other local resources, employers know that Juniata County is a great place to locate.”
Senator Corman said the current Industrial Park is almost filled to capacity, with only four small lots available. Expansion of the industrial park into an adjoining lot will allow for 12 additional lots to accommodate new tenants.
The grant will be used to purchase approximately 59 acres of land adjacent to the current industrial park in order to develop and expand necessary infrastructure, including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, an access road, and potable water.
Senator Corman said the money comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP), which is designed to assist in the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
“By expanding the park and adding 12 new lots, we can attract new businesses to this area, creating jobs and helping to improve our local economy,” Senator Corman said. “I’m pleased that the county and area businesses will benefit from this state funding.”