Senate Committee to learn about BDPI grant program successes

The Senate Capital Investment Committee will be “on the road” next week in southeastern Minnesota. On Monday, they will head to Claremont to visit the Al-Corn Clean Fuel ethanol plant where GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman has been invited by the committee to present information on the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure (BDPI) Grant Program. The city of Claremont received a $500,000 grant from the BDPI program in 2016, which in part helped expand the Al-Corn facility.

This session, the GMNP is seeking $20 million in bonding for the BDPI program. Since its inception in 2003, the BDPI program has awarded millions of dollars in grants to more than 200 Greater Minnesota communities to help them pay for public infrastructure needed to promote private business growth. For more information, please read this information sheet on BDPI.