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Rail, truck transload facility awarded grant

The Economic Development Administration (EDA), a division of the Federal Department of Commerce, is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the City of Mount Vernon, to make rail infrastructure improvements needed to support business development and expansion in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.

The grant will help with Phase I of the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s plans for a rail/truck transload facility. For details about this grant, see the January 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.