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The Grant County Board of Supervisors

has approved a $60,000 loan from the

county’s Revolving Loan Fund to

Gro-Alliance of Cuba City.

Gro-Alliance will add six full-time

jobs at its’ seed processing and packaging

facility in Cuba City. Three of the jobs are

in management and will pay $24 per hour,

while the other three will pay $13.90 an

hour, after training. The jobs also include

health insurance coverage. Gro-Alliance

currently has 35-employees in Cuba City.

Terms of the loan are seven-years at

3% interest. The money will be used by

the company to buy drying and packing

equipment, as part of a $700,000

expansion. Because of the loan, the

company will expand its Cuba City

operations, rather than its’ facility in

Indiana. It also frees up capital for

Gro-Alliance, so it can extend natural

gas service to its’ drying facility.