(WASHINGTON D.C.) Senator Tom Harkin today announced that four Iowa regional planning commissions and councils of government received a total of $243,000 in grants to update their comprehensive economic development strategies.
Southwest Iowa Planning Council in Atlantic will receive $60,000.
Harkin said these grants will help to initiate private and public investment to help develop new jobs and give a needed boost to local communities. These grants will establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in local communities in Iowa.
These funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.