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March 8, 2005

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Stuart Anderson

Iowa Transportation Commission
approves grant for Ellsworth

AMES, Iowa The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) local development grant application submitted by the city of Ellsworth. Up to $276,334 will be made available to assist with grading and paving of 100 feet of Detroit Street, 754 feet of Brinton Avenue and 540 feet of an unnamed street.

The improvements are necessary to provide access to the proposed site for Pure Soy's new facility. Pure Soy will process soybeans into oil, meal and other constituents using super-critical, carbon dioxide, oil-extraction technology.