$94,000 in state funding for internet upgrade should add value to Whitetail Industrial Park in Escanaba, Michigan
Escanaba may get $94,000 for Internet upgradeFunds would help industrial park
[GBP Note: This is another demonstration of how the management of a business park or industrial park can add value for its current tenants and help recruit new ones.]
July 23, 2012
ESCANABA – A plan to make high-speed internet service available in the Whitetail Industrial Park is only the governor’s signature away from receiving $94,000 in state funding.
State Rep. Ed McBroom and Sen. Tom Casperson have been working to include the money in a 2012 supplemental budget bill that passed the state House last week and now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder for consideration.
“It’s really good news because the benefits of increased local jobs and work capacity are possible for not a lot of money invested,” said McBroom, R-Vulcan. “We keep hearing how important broadband service is to growing our economy and now this local project will be able to move forward.”
The state will provide the funding as a grant to the city of Escanaba. The city plans to implement an RFP process to solicit bids with hope construction could start as early as late fall.
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