Cuyahoga County Awarded $200,000 for Brownfield Redevelopment

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Only County in Ohio Awarded Supplemental Funds from USEPA

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Cuyahoga County Department of Development $200,000 from their Revolving Loan Fund to clean up and redevelop contaminated brownfields across the county. To date, the Department of Development has received $4.7 million in total awards through this program, and is recognized nationally as a top performer in converting brownfields into thriving properties.

Cuyahoga County was the only county in Ohio and only one of 12 communities in their region to be awarded a Brownfields Supplemental Revolving Loan Fund Grant for 2013. Thus far, these awards have funded 13 different brownfield redevelopment projects across the county and created or retained over 2,000 jobs over the past seven years.

“This grant serves as a testament to our leadership in converting environmentally unsound properties into opportunities for business growth and job creation,” said County Executive Ed FitzGerald. “Our success in cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields distinguishes us not only at the state level, but at the national level, as an example of best practices in economic development.”

"Cuyahoga County has long been a national leader in putting brownfields assistance to effective use," said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. "The revolving loan fund is becoming an increasingly important source of brownfields redevelopment."

To learn more about Cuyahoga County Department of Development Brownfield Redevelopment projects, please visit their website at‐US/brownfieldredevelopment.aspx.