The Dauphin County Commissioners have developed a new infrastructure bank that will provide low-interest loans to municipalities that qualify.
They awarded $3.9 million in loans to five local communities. Commissioner Jeff Haste calls it a win for the region. "We wanted to make sure we have a leg up on our surrounding regions," said Haste. "We want Central Pennsylvania to be a place for people to come and live and start businesses."
Derry, West Hanover and Londonderry townships, along with Harrisburg and Middletown, received funding. County officials say all municipalities can apply for low-interest loans.
The Dauphin County Infrastructure Bank will provide a maximum of $30 million in low-interest loan financing projects including public road and bridge repair, improvement or construction and road resurfacing and other safety oriented efforts.