Louisa County using $11M grant to develop Shannon Hill Regional Business Park
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Louisa County is getting a big chunk of money to develop Shannon Hill Regional Business Park.
The county received a grant of a little more than $11.5 million to get the land ready for use. The lot is about 700 acres and will become the home to incoming businesses.
This money will get the initial infrastructure in place to start marketing the space for employers to move in.
“Which will give us an opportunity here in the county to grow our tax base. Over 65% of our people who are employed in Louisa County leave the county to work every day. So, it’s going to open up opportunities for our citizens to have jobs right here in Louisa County,” Supervisor Chair Duane Adams said.
Adams says this initial infrastructure is especially important because previous potential employers denied using the land, due to the then lack of infrastructure.
The grant comes from the state and Adams says it was the third largest one given. It bring running water to the park. Progress is slated to start in the next couple of months, and the plan has been in the works for more than three years. Adams hopes it will bring jobs to Louisa.
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