Hundred acres purchased for railport next to Lowe’s RDC

The City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Board approved the use of $248,413 in economic development sales tax funds to purchase 102.148 acres of land for use as a new industrial park and railport.

The City’s EDC took action at its special called meeting last week. For more information about this railport project, see the March 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.