Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Expand Juniata County Industrial Park to Meet Growing Demand SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 15, 2018 Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the Juniata County Industrial Park by nearly 60 acres.“Awarding this grant removes a long-standing barrier to economic growth in the region – no room to grow,” Gov. Wolf said. “This helps to solve that problem by significantly expanding available land and matching that with the necessary infrastructure to make the industrial park a place for businesses to set up shop and grow.”The Juniata County Industrial Development Authority was awarded a $2 million grant to acquire about 59 acres adjacent to the existing industrial park near Mifflintown, which will allow for the addition of 12 lots with sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2.6 acres. The grant will also fund the expansion of necessary infrastructure, including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, access road, and potable water to the first phase of the project.The Juniata County Industrial Park is home to 24 business that employ more than 460 people. With only four small-size vacant lots, the industrial park has faced growth constraints. Further expanding the industrial park is expected to spur economic growth by providing space for businesses to develop in Juniata County.“Increasing the capacity of the industrial park will bring more family-sustaining job opportunities to our area,” Senator Jake Corman said. “With access to a well-trained workforce, highways and other local resources, employers know that Juniata County is a great place to locate.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.
Charles Byrnes has revealed it is “50-50 at best” stable star Solwhit will line up in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at next month’s Cheltenham Festival. Despite being sidelined for almost two years by injury, the six-time Grade One winner has returned seemingly as good as ever this winter. He ran a fine comeback race behind Bog Warrior at Punchestown in December and took another step forward to beat the talented So Young in last month’s Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas. Solwhit is a 14-1 shot with the sponsors for the staying hurdle crown at Prestbury Park, but is far from certain to take his chance after losing weight following his latest appearance. Press Association “We haven’t really made any plans for him. We gave him a few weeks off after his last run as he came back very light,” said Byrnes. “He had two hard races quite close together so we had to back off him and give him a chance to put some weight back on. There weren’t any real problems, but I think his last run took quite a bit out of him. “He won’t be running in either the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran or the Boyne Hurdle in Navan next week anyway. “I don’t know whether he’ll go to Cheltenham at this stage. I’d say it’s 50-50 at best he’ll run there. “We will leave him in the World Hurdle, but it might be more likely we’ll wait for the Aintree Hurdle. We’ll just have to see.”