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City of Othello receives planning grant

by Staff report
| November 17, 2022 6:20 PM

OTHELLO — The city of Othello will receive a $50,000 grant to help in planning for economic development. The grant was announced Thursday by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

The city will contribute $12,500 to the project, according to a WSDOC press release.

Othello is one of three cities to receive money through the Community Economic Revitalization Board. Three port districts also received funding for projects. The board awarded grants or loans, and sometimes both to the same project..

Othello city officials will use the money to help prepare an economic feasibility study and marketing plan for the city and surrounding area.

The city of Pasco also received a $50,000 grant to help with planning for growth, and the city of Lynden was awarded a $5 million loan for a new roundabout and upgrades to the roads near a pet food facility with plans to expand.

The Port of Sunnyside received a $1.2 million grant and a $25 million loan to help pay for infrastructure improvements. They’re part of a planned facility designed to convert agricultural waste into natural gas.

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