Story excerpt provided by Springfield News-Sun.
Written by Chelsey Levingston.
A total $1.3 billion in federal money is available to spend on economic development across the nation, and a new designation puts Southwest Ohio at the front of the line to receive a slice.
A public-private partnership in an area spanning from Springfield to Northern Kentucky applied earlier this year for a federal program known as the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership and won.
The Southwestern Ohio Aerospace Region, as the collaboration is called, was one of 12 designees named nationwide.
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Originally published November 1, 2014.