Portman Praises EDA $2 Million Federal Grant to Support Manufacturing in Huron, Ohio
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) praised the $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the city of Huron, Ohio, to reconstruct Sawmill Parkway, a critical roadway that serves Erie County’s largest industrial park. According to the EDA, this grant, to be matched with $1.3 million in local funds, is expected to create 321 jobs, retain 41 jobs, and generate $403 million in private investment.
This grant comes from funds accessible thanks to the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Portman supported and was signed into law last year.
“This is exciting news for the city of Huron and Erie County. I’m pleased to see this $2 million federal grant go towards helping to develop the city of Huron’s industrial park,” said Portman. “This grant, provided through the CARES Act, will help create jobs while spurring millions in additional private investment. I was proud to support the bipartisan CARES Act last year, and I am glad to see that it continues to help local communities in our state return to normalcy as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.”