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Grant awarded to help bring in new industry

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TEXARKANA, Ark. -

Texarkana, Arkansas has been awarded a $7,700 grant from the state to help bring in more industry to the city.
    
The grant was awarded through the Arkansas General Improvement Fund.
    
It will support an environmental study and a wetlands assessment at the Maxwell Industrial Park.
    
Officials say the study is necessary to make the city attractive to industry.   

"The first phase is 100 percent detrimental to any investment out there. As you know, with any major project environmental reviews are the leading factor to any development," said Tracie Lee, Grant Administrator Texarkana, Arkansas.

The city, chamber of commerce, and the state government worked to secure the grant.

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