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RMC funds include money for Kent economic development


Kent County Economic Development was awarded $200,000 from the Rural Maryland Council for infrastructure work associated with the Chestertown Business Campus currently under construction.


CHESTERTOWN — Kent County Economic Development is receiving $200,000 in infrastructure funding from the Rural Maryland Council, according to a news release.

The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund supports the Rural Maryland Council’s activities and the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund, which provides capacity-building funds to rural nonprofit service providers.

It also supports the state’s five regional councils, regional infrastructure projects, rural entrepreneurship development, rural community development and rural health care organizations.

During the current fiscal year, a total of 48 applications were submitted with a total of nearly $4.8 million requested. Thirty-one grants totaling about $2.3 million were distributed to 28 organizations.

Among those on the list is Kent County Economic Development. Jamie Williams, the director, said the funds are for the Chestertown Business Campus under construction, specifically for roads that will be turned over to the town. Once complete, the site will be a new campus for Dixon Valve and Coupling Co.

The Rural Maryland Council serves as the state’s federally designated rural development council. It advocates for and helps rural communities and businesses across the state to flourish and to gain equity to their suburban and urban counterparts.

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