$250K state grant to fund industrial park expansion

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Staff Writer
Published: 4/8/2019 10:00:56 AM

GREENFIELD — The city will receive a quarter of a million dollars from the state to study an expansion of the industrial park. 

Doling out $2.3 million among 10 projects statewide ready for further examination, the state gave Greenfield its third heftiest grant. 

The $250,000 will allow Greenfield to design a 750-foot road that can provide access to  expansion area of the existing Interstate 91 industrial park site.

The money does not guarantee the industrial park growing, Greenfield Director of Community and Economic Development MJ Adams said, although it is a high need for the city. 

“That whole industrial park area is a really important piece of Greenfield’s economic future,” Adams said. 

This specific space of the industrial park is home to a few businesses including Valley Steel Stamp. 

“It’s somewhat unknown, but a great little resource for us,” Adams said of the location. “We need to figure out a way to maximize it and provide jobs for the region. Advanced manufacturing continues to be our backbone here.”

Adams cautioned that the industrial park cannot be expanded yet to the site of study because it currently is not in the city’s hands. Mackin Construction uses the area as a sand and gravel pit. 

At the moment long-range planning for the city is currently at odds over its little remaining land for development. 

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