Mar 03 2005

Senators Graham, DeMint Announce EDA Grant for Dillon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced the city of Dillon will receive a $785,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to help with a wastewater collection system in an industrial area. The proposed investment consists of 4,982 linear feet of 10-inch gravity wastewater line, 16 associated manholes, 17,827 linear feet of 12-inch force main, and one pump station. The proposed sewer system improvements are required to appropriately serve an industrial expansion as well as meet the needs of the area for future industrial growth. “This grant will help Dillon and the surrounding communities continue to build the necessary infrastructure to attract and retain more businesses,” said Graham. “We need to continue building infrastructure in our rural counties, particularly those with very high unemployment rates. This is another important step in the right direction.” “This investment in Dillon County will save and create hundreds of South Carolina jobs, and I’m pleased that the EDA has awarded these funds. This grant will increase the competitiveness of the area, and I commend the area leaders in Dillon, Marion and Marlboro counties for their continued efforts to attract industry to the area,” said DeMint who sits on the Senate Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Administration. ######