Corps to spend $2.1M on Cincinnati flood control

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Corps to spend $2.1M on Cincinnati flood control

Business Courier – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $2.1 million on flood control in Cincinnati’s central riverfront. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said the money will be used to bolster downtown development projects, including the Banks and Cincinnati’s Riverfront Park project.

“This park will not only connect Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, it will create jobs and economic activity now and in the future,” Brown said in a news release.

The $2.1 million in new spending is part of the fiscal 2011 budget for the Army Corps, which recently notified Congress of how its allocation will be spent. The Cincinnati Park Board ensured millions in federal spending for the Cincinnati Riverfront Park by “federalizing” the local project in 2005.

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