March 01, 2018

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $535,000 for Infrastructure Improvements in Taylorville, Illinois


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $537,288 in federal funding to support infrastructure improvements to Taylorville’s water systems, roads and industrial park. Today’s funding comes from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Public Works Program, which invests in physical infrastructure improvements in distressed communities, allowing them the opportunity to attract new industry, diversify their local economies, encourage business expansion and generate long-term, private-sector jobs and investment. The EDA anticipates that the grant will create 318 jobs and leverage $8.5 million in private investment.

“Federal investments like these help create jobs and grow both local and state economies,” Duckworth said. “This grant will go a long way towards strengthening the Taylorville economy and I’m pleased to continue working closely with Senator Durbin to secure investments that help modernize our infrastructure and create new economic opportunities in Illinois’s rural communities.”

“Not only will this federal investment support local construction jobs, it will also encourage private investment and help attract new business to the area, spurring economic growth throughout the region,” Durbin said. “I will keep working with Senator Duckworth to ensure that communities like Taylorville have access to resources to revitalize and upgrade their infrastructure.”

This grant assists with the construction and improvement of Taylorville’s water and sewer systems, storm drainage and roads while also providing the necessary equipment to upgrade their commercial and industrial park. These improvements will enable existing businesses to expand their operations and attract new industrial development to the area.