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Bost, Davis & Shimkus Announce $20 Million Grant for America’s Central Port District

Bost, Davis & Shimkus Announce $20 Million Grant for America’s Central Port District
September 10, 2020 Evan Glantz

This press release was originally published by United States Congressman Mike Bost on September 10, 2020.


United States Congressman Mike Bost, 12th District of Illinois

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and John Shimkus (IL-15) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20.84 million BUILD grant to America’s Central Port District in Granite City. The grant will be used to fund several projects to improve infrastructure at ports in the St. Louis region.

“Nearly half of all U.S. crops and livestock are produced within a 500-mile radius of the St. Louis metro area,” said Bost. “However, our ports and terminals need investments in infrastructure to handle these millions of tons of products. This major investment will allow these ports to expand and improve infrastructure in order to increase capacity. The positive effects of these funds on Southern Illinois will be compounding, and I was proud to have supported this grant application earlier this year.”

“The BUILD grant announcement from the Department of Transportation is a huge step towards improving the America’s Central Port in Granite City,” said Davis. This project will create good-paying jobs for our constituents and reduce congestion in the region. Reps. Mike Bost, John Shimkus, and I are proud to support these BUILD grants in Congress because increasing investments in our local infrastructure creates jobs and grows our local economy. As one of our nation’s major transportation hubs, infrastructure investments in the Metro East help guarantee that the region remains economically competitive. We look forward to continuing our bipartisan work to improve our nation’s infrastructure…”

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