The Town of Easton has received a $1 million federal grant to upgrade the Talbot Commerce Park to attract light industrial manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, automotive services and offices. As reported in Area Development:
Funding is provided through the Community Development Block Grant Program, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and administered locally by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Additionally, to assist with project costs, the Town of Easton contributed $250,000 and Talbot County provided just over $144,000.
“This is yet another example of the state, county and town working together to keep businesses within the town limits,” said Mayor Robert Willey. “By providing town utilities, we ensure both business expansion and the creation of many new jobs. The CDBG grant makes the project feasible and we look forward to continued support from DBED and DHCD on future endeavors.”
“The Talbot County Council is looking forward to building economic capacity for the town and the county by assisting the business community with this expansion,” said Corey Pack, County Council President. “We are very pleased to support the community in attracting new businesses to the Talbot Commerce Park.”
For more information read the full article in Area Development.