Brooks, Nesbit Announce State Funding for Pine Township Business Park

HARRISBURG –Sen. Michele Brooks announced that $500,000 in state funding has been awarded to the Pine Township Business Park project in Mercer County, near Grove City College and I-79.

“This project is all about jobs and a stronger economy,” Sen. Brooks said. “As our area continues to rebound and grow, this project is aimed at attracting and expanding business in office, flex and industrial markets, and bringing lucrative job opportunities to the region.”

The grant is awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).

“We need to do everything we can to help create jobs in the district, and this grant will help develop the infrastructure necessary to help us recruit companies to locate or expand in the business park and compete in the global marketplace,” said Rep. Tedd Nesbit.

“This project is a perfect example of the synergy created by public-private partnerships, as local and state governments work together with employers to bring jobs to the area,” Sen. Brooks said.  “This investment in critical infrastructure will help strengthen the jobs climate and the region’s economy.”

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and increase or maintain employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.

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