The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Monday that Wadena is one of three Minnesota communities that have been selected to receive a total of $1.69 million in infrastructure grants.
According to the DEED press release, Wadena will receive $688,945 to install water, sewer, storm sewer and streets for a new business park.
The total cost of the project is $1.62 million, so the city of Wadena’s portion will be approximately $933,403.
The park in southwest Wadena will provide 15 new industrial lots. The existing business park is full and a number of businesses will need to relocate due to a highway project. It is estimated that 30 jobs will be created in the park.
You can read the complete press release here.