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County joins regional effort for brownfield assessment grants

September 10, 2010

     In an effort to determine how contaminated former industrial and business sites are in Whitley County, the county commissioners have agreed to be part of a regional effort to get a collective $1 million in federal funds for seven area counties.
     The county will be part of Region III-A’s collaborative efforts to get a collective $1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the 10 counties in and around Region III-A, a regional planning commission and economic development district.

County expands revitalization area

September 10, 2010

     In an effort to speed the process for tax abatement requests in Whitley County, the county council approved Wednesday making any eligible land in the county an economic revitalization area.
     “Other counties in the region have taken a similar step,” said Alan Tió, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.

 

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