The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has announced that Spring Grove will receive a $417,000 grant from the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program. The grant will be used for a sewer extension to provide better service to Spring Grove Soda Pop, the business park, and the surrounding area.
“As chairman of the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth committee, one of our top priorities is to focus on public-private partnerships that encourage job growth as well as economic and workforce development opportunities throughout the state,” said Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona). “This Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Program grant shows our commitment to the Spring Grove community and has the potential to create even more business growth in the community.”
“I’d like to congratulate and thank the local officials who worked closely with the agency and made this proposal a reality,” added State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston).
The city of Spring Grove is responsible for matching of the BDPI grant. Under the terms of the application, Spring Grove will also pay $125,000 for engineering and fees.
The Spring Grove City Council approved the application on a 4-1 vote last August.