Iowa Transportation Commission
approves grant for Poweshiek County
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by Poweshiek County. Up to $288,000 will be made available to assist in the construction of right- and left-turn lanes on Iowa 146 south of Interstate 80. These turn lanes will improve access to the site of Big River Resources Grinnell, LLC’s proposed ethanol plant that will annually produce 100 million gallons of ethanol.
The RISE grant will support the creation of 48 new jobs and $172 million in associated capital investment. Funding for the grant comes from the county share of the RISE fund.