AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2012 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by the city of Rock Rapids. Up to $123,895 will be made available to assist in construction of approximately 350 feet of Pearl Street north of Iowa 9, which is located on the northeast side of Rock Rapids. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2012.
This improvement is necessary to provide access to the site of Simply Said’s vinyl wall decor manufacturing and distribution facility.
The project will support creation of 25 new jobs at this facility and $950,000 in associated capital investment.
Funding for the grant comes from the city share of the RISE Fund.