PDC lands $1.4 million federal grant for work in business park

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — The City of Prairie du Chien landed a $1.4 million federal grant for stormwater infrastructure improvements.

The funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be used for the work in North Gateway Business Park, according to a press release.

“The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $357,269 in local funds and is expected to create more than 50 jobs, retain 241 jobs and generate $3.1 million in private investment,” the release states.

In the release, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, “This project will expand the North Gateway Business Park to create flood-resistant building sites, and the project’s location in an Opportunity Zone will attract additional investment.”