Durant awarded $1.5 million infrastructure grant

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) The City of Durant was awarded a $1.5 million grant aimed at supporting economic growth.

The Economic Development Administration grant will be used by the city to fund wastewater infrastructure improvements.

Officials say the increased water capacity will help local businesses expand and attract new investments to the region.

"This infrastructure improvement project will bring vital jobs and resources to Southeastern Oklahoma," said Congressman Markwayne Mullin.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt says he applauds Durant for taking proactive steps to improve the city's infrastructure.