Congratulations to the city of Hillsboro on this recent grant:
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross along with Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Roger Williams announced Thursday, October 5, that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.4 million grant to the City of Hillsboro.
The money will be used to make water infrastructure improvements to serve the industrial park in North Hillsboro.
According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 240 jobs, retain 265 jobs and generate $100 million in private investment.
The city and Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) staffs working with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG)_have been working the past six months to secure the grant, which requires a $600,000 match provide by the HEDC Board of Directors.
The money will be used to extend a 16-inch water line to the HEDC’s 300-acre tract on Highway 81 that was purchased a number of years ago for future industrial development.
In addition, the aging water line that currently runs from the West Elm Street ground water storage tank to the industrial water tower will be replaced. The new 12-inch line will run from the downtown tower to the industrial tower.
Ameritube LLC, a manufacturer of copper alloy, C70600, C71500, C44300 and other tubing for heat transfer applications will benefit from this grant awarded to the city of Hillsboro.