WASHINGTON — The Appalachian Regional Commission approved $456,800 for the village of Lowellville to construct Phase II of the McGaffney Road access extension.
The road extension project is expected to spur private investment to the site and help create at least 20 full time jobs.
“When we invest in infrastructure that improves access to business districts like the industrial park in Lowellville, it helps bring jobs to the community,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a news release. “I’m excited to see this investment help Lowellville’s economy grow.”
In addition to the funds provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the village will contribute $48,794 to the project, bringing the total project funding to $505,594.
The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian region.