The Houston Industrial Park sits at North Industrial Drive and West Highway 17. (The camera is facing north). Opportunity Sheltered Industries is at at bottom left. 

Plans to drill a new well and construct a water tower at the Houston Industrial Park received a big boost Friday with the award of funds from a multi-state economic organization.

The Delta Regional Authority announced the City of Houston is slated to receive $150,000 to aid in the estimated $1.1 million project at the industrial park on North Industrial Drive.

The project is among seven in Missouri that received $11.3 million.

The money comes from the organization’s Economic Development Assistance Program, the agency’s main federal funding program that invests in basic public and transportation infrastructure, workforce and business development and entrepreneurship projects in an eight-state area.

“The investments made by the Delta Regional Authority into the people, businesses and communities of southeast Missouri are important to the economic success of the region and state,” said Gov. Jay Nixon. “Projects that build up local infrastructure, workforce skills and health access are essential to a thriving local economy. This funding moves our communities in the right direction.”

The Houston Industrial Park houses several industries, including Houston Sportswear, two plants for the Durham Co. and Opportunity Sheltered Industries. A fifth unoccupied building is slated for occupancy next year. The business has not been publicly announced.

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