The Macoupin Economic Development Partnership recently awarded nearly $25,000 in grant funding to Madison Communications of Litchfield as part of the agency's business expansion and retention services. The grant allowed the business to make upgrades, and continue to provide 45 jobs in the Staunton community. The grants are possible through a grant through the state.

MEDP Executive Director Shari Albrecht says the organization works hard to help match businesses with available grants.

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The Macoupin Economic Development Partnership was launched several years ago in response to the economic downturn that faced the nation. The partnership has helped businesses make upgrades, find more efficient ways to operate, and to better connect with both the consumer and fellow businesses.

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