Commissioner Miller Announces $1 Million Grant Award to Grow Jobs in Polk County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded $1 million to Polk County, located northeast of Houston, for infrastructure improvements and engineering services through the Texas Capital Fund (TCF). The award will support the creation of a wood-product manufacturing facility operated by Corrigan OSB, LLC and create 100 new, full-time jobs.

“The Texas Capital Fund is a smart investment that grows jobs and rejuvenates local economies across Texas,” Commissioner Miller said. “This award will help enhance economic development in Polk County, and I salute these efforts to support business expansion.”

Federally funded through the Texas Community Development Block Grant program, TCF provides more than $8 million in competitive awards each year to boost economic development in small Texas communities.

TCF is administered by the TDA’s Office of Rural Affairs and provides funding for projects in four different program areas: Infrastructure Development, Real Estate Development, Main Street Improvements and Downtown Revitalization.

For more information about TCF, contact TDA’s Trade and Business Development Division at Chris.Reynolds (at) TexasAgriculture (dot) gov.

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