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Rogersville receives $200K state grant

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The Missouri Department of Economic Development last week approved a $200,000 grant for the city of Rogersville to help officials conduct infrastructure improvements.

In September, Rogersville-based manufacturer Mid-Am Metal Forming Inc. found that its water well tested positive for E. coli. The company was directed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to install a disinfection system, drill a new well or find an alternative water source, according to a DED news release.

With the money - an Industrial Infrastructure Grant funded through DED's Community Development Block Grant program - the city will be able to provide a reliable source of potable water to Mid-Am, which manufactures bending and forming metals for the architectural, aerospace and marine industries.

Mid-Am has committed to creating 20 jobs and making a $560,000 private capital investment.

"The new investment and significant job creation by this global company is good news for economy of Rogersville and all of southwest Missouri," Gov. Jay Nixon said in the release.

DED's CDBH Industrial Infrastructure Grant program helps local governments in cities with a population of less than 50,000 or counties less than 200,000 to develop public infrastructure to help prevent business closure or relocation. Grant funding can be used for public streets, water or sewer lines and other sources, according to the release.[[In-content Ad]]

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