$25.5 million in grants for improvements awarded to Allegheny agencies

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Eleven Economic Growth Initiative grants worth $25.5 million were awarded to projects in Allegheny County, Gov. Tom Corbett announced today.

The largest local grant, $5 million, went to the Sports and Exhibition Authority for an infrastructure project in the Lower Hill, according to a press release from the governor's office.

An additional $8.5 million was awarded in surrounding counties.

Across the commonwealth, more than $133 million in grants for the construction of regional civic, cultural, economic, historical and recreational improvement projects are expected to create more than 45,000 jobs in 24 counties, the governor's office said.

Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.

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