WASHINGTON, D.C. –
Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and
Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Allegany County a $400,000 grant to construct an access road for the Barton Business Park. It is anticipated that this project will support the creation of approximately 500 new jobs in the business park.
The funding will be used to construct about one third of a mile of access road connected to two completed sections of the access road. The road will provide access to 150 acres of marketable park sites to serve advanced manufacturing firms.
In addition to ARC funds, the Department of Business and Economic Develop of the State of Maryland will contribute $500,000 and Allegany County will provide $100,000 for the project, which is estimated to cost a total of $1 million.
"ARC grants provide important funding to stimulate economic development and growth," said Senator Cardin. "I am particularly pleased that this $400,000 grant will result in an access road for the Barton Business Park with a potential of creating hundreds of new jobs in Allegany County."