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Business and government leaders say something "extraordinary" is brewing on the banks of the Ohio River in southeast Indiana—a project that will create a "generational opportunity" via two bridges, one river port, a massive available industrial site and a specially designed road that will connect the critical parts. State and local partners recently announced a $22 million deal to build a heavy haul road connecting River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. On paper, the project may not look like much—simply a road—but local leaders say it's the key that will finally turn the ignition on two major economic engines.
Counties, cities and towns across Indiana have begun to receive the additional funds from the State of Indiana as a result of changes in the Indiana road funding formula, which was part of the biennial budget that was passed in the 2013 legislative session by the Indiana General Assembly. It's a welcome influx of funds that could help local communities build and improve roads and bridges, leading to significant economic development and business growth.
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