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9 Tennessee communities receiving economic development money

June 5, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say nine communities in Tennessee are receiving funds to prepare them for economic development projects that would create jobs.

Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that the total $1.3 million in Site Development Grants can be used to meet infrastructure needs and make engineering improvements at sites ready for business projects.

Lee says in a statement that the grants help bring “quality jobs and private investment to rural Tennessee.”

Cities receiving grants are Halls, Jefferson City, Savannah, Shelbyville and Smithville. Entities in Claiborne, Clay, Dickson and Lewis counties also are receiving funding for economic development sites.

The grant program is part of the state’s Rural Economic Opportunity Act.

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