WSB assists City of North Branch to secure $400,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
The City of North Branch has received a $400,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The City of North Branch will use grant dollars for the installation of a trunk water line along 400th Street, under I-35. The existing water system serving the 400th Street industrial park is currently unable to provide adequate fire flows and water volume, preventing commercial and industrial development. The trunk facility will be installed in 2019, and is a critical component of the city’s water infrastructure system. The intent and hope of the trunk line is to spur economic momentum throughout the 250-acre industrial park.
The Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program Grant helps stimulate new economic development, create new jobs and retains existing jobs through investments in public infrastructure. It provides grants to cities of up to 50 percent of the capital costs of the public infrastructure necessary to expand or retain jobs in the area, increase the tax base, or expand or create new economic development.
Lee Gustafson, WSB Senior Project Manager, is the City of North Branch’s City Engineer. Gustafson completed the grant application on behalf of the City of North Branch.