Mo. gov touts new rail facility in eastern Mo.

WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon says a new rail transfer facility in eastern Missouri has already helped local employers expand.

Nixon was in Washington, Mo., on Monday to help dedicate the $4.2 million rail transfer project.

Nixon says the project helped two local businesses expand their operations and create about 330 jobs. He was joined at the event by officials from those businesses — CG Power Systems and Canam Steel.

The state awarded $2 million in Community Development Block Grant funding to the city of Washington for the project, which is also using nearly $1 million in federal funds and $1.1 million from the city.

Washington is located in Franklin County, about 40 miles west of St. Louis.

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