CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Commerce is awarding $1.5 million to a northeast Mississippi city to improve water service at an industrial park.
The department's Economic Development Administration said Friday that the city of Corinth will use the money to extend a large water main at the Northeast Mississippi Waterfront Industrial Park.
The park is along the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway in Burnsville, east of Corinth. Federal officials say the improved water service is projected to attract 250 jobs and $158 million in private investment.
The park is owned by the Yellow Creek Port Authority and includes 907 acres (367 hectares) with a barge dock and a planned railroad spur.