Brown Announces $500,000 in Federal Resources to Support Industrial Park in Mahoning County

Project will Help Create Five Local Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved $500,000 for the Village of Lowellville to build an access road extension from McGaffney Avenue to Lowellville’s industrial park project. In addition to these federal funds, the road extension project will leverage $800,000 in private investment. It is estimated that this construction will help create at least five full time jobs.  

“Lowellville’s industrial park project will court new business investments and create new jobs in the area,” said Brown. “This federal investment will help support the village’s plan for economic development.”

This project was funded under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a long-term transportation infrastructure bill passed in December 2015. Brown – ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – served on the House-Senate Conference Committee which negotiated the bill.