Paulding and Putnam Counties Receive PPEC Site Development Grants
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s Economic Development Grant Program allows the co-operative to partner with its organization and statewide electricity provider, Buckeye Power, to help local communities impact and improve the quality of life of its members. Paulding County CIC and Putnam County CIC received a total of $21,000 in PPEC matching grants for site development efforts.
The Paulding County grant totaling $15,000 is for the Paulding Industrial Park and will cover a Phase 1 environmental assessment, geotechnical investigation, wetland determination, and analysis of threatened and endangered species. disappearance. Paulding County CIC Director Dave Burtch and Paulding County Economic Development Director Tim Copsey were on hand for the grant presentation in late February.
The Putnam County grant totaling $6,000 will be used for a Phase 1 environmental assessment and identification of wetlands. Putnam County Director of Economic Development, Amy Sealts, and members of the Putnam County CIC Board of Directors were on hand for the grant presentation.
“Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is proud to help support local economic development efforts,” said George Carter, President and CEO of PPEC. “These grants would not be possible without the support of our generation and transmission provider, Buckeye Power. We look forward to working with Paulding CIC and Putnam County CIC as they further develop these sites and prepare for the next phase of attracting businesses and jobs to our area.
To learn more about the Economic Development Grant Program or other community programs the co-op participates in, contact PPEC at 800-686-2357 or visit www.PPEC.coop.