Grant to improve land

Monroe County Economic Development broke ground on Monday for a Site Development grant/invest prep in the amount of $857,143. The grant is funded by Tennessee Economic Development and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The grant funding will help create a site-ready pad for future industrial prospects and will sit on 27 acres. From left: Monroe County Commissioner Brian Harrill, Monroe County Maintenance Supervisor Brandon West, Vonore Mayor Bob Lovingood, Donna Martin with Monroe County Economic Development, Monroe County Finance’s Gail Sensibaugh, who will oversee the grant, Monroe County Economic Development Director Richard Kirkland and Monroe County Mayor Mitch Ingram.

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