East Lansing, Sep 30, 2013 -- USDA Commemorates Grand Opening for Lake City Dock
EAST LANSING, Sept. 30, 2013 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner on Saturday commemorated a ribbon cutting for Lake City’s new dock on Lake Missaukee.
“USDA Rural Development has a strong partnership with Missaukee County and this is another way we are helping to improve recreation and business opportunities for the community,” said Turner.
The agency provided a $65,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to support the project, which gives boaters access to downtown businesses and replaces a dock destroyed by a storm two years ago. Total project cost is $236,395.
USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
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