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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Franklin County Receives $4.7 Million Federal Grant for Summit View Business Park

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Virginia - On October 7th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $4.7 million grant to Franklin County, Virginia, to support business growth by improving roadway infrastructure within the Summit View Business Park. These funds will be used by Franklin County to construct the internal roadway infrastructure within the business park to support current and future businesses within Summit View and provide additional access options for businesses and citizens.  Secretary Ross noted that “the project will expedite business growth by building a key connector road and providing an alternative shipping route to Highway 220 in the Summit View Business Park”.  Read full press release here. 

The U.S. Department of Commerce press release entitled: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4.7 Million to Make Critical Roadway Improvements Needed to Support Business Growth in Franklin County, Virginia, Opportunity Zone can be found here.