"Up-to-date infrastructure is a critical factor in economic development and rail infrastructure is a vital part of moving products made in Missouri," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said. "I'm pleased my administration was able to help the city of Washington make this facility a reality. We've already seen these two companies create more than 300 new, local jobs as a result of this project, with more to come. It's a great day for this region's economy and for our state."
The state of Missouri awarded $2,052,810 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the city of Washington for the project, which also is using $973,551 in federal funds and $1.1 million from the city.