United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
USDA Announces Events in Northern Michigan
EAST LANSING, July 23, 2012 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today announced a series of site visits on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday July 26 across northern Michigan. Turner will be joined by Business Program Administrator John Padalino and will discuss how the agency is helping rural businesses.
Wednesday, July 25
9 a.m. - HUB Zone meeting in Michigan Works Conference Room, 1209
S. Garfield Ave., in Traverse City.
1:30 p.m. – The Brook of Cheboygan assisted living
11965 Townline Rd.,
Cheboygan. The facility received a $4
million loan guarantee in 2009.
· 2:30 p.m. – Mackinaw Crossings, 248 S. Huron Ave., in Mackinaw City. The development’s owner, Wehr Family LLC, received a $7.3 million loan guarantee earlier this year.
Thursday, July 26
9 a.m. -
Business Roundtable at Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle St.
Presented in partnership with Northern Initiatives.
11 a.m. -
Marquette Food Cooperative 109 W Baraga Ave. # B, in Marquette Township.
2:30 p.m. –
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, 500 Main St., in Manistique. The hospital
received a $19 million Community Facility Direct Loan in 2011.
4:30 p.m. -
Industrial Maintenance Service, Inc., 1920 20th Avenue North, in
Escanaba. IMS received a $950,000 guaranteed loan in 2005.
· 5 p.m. (Central Time) – Spies Public Library, 2511 10th St., in Menominee. The library received a $300,000 Community Facility Direct Loan earlier this year for repairs.
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, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $170 billion in loans and loan guarantees. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov for additional information about the agency’s programs or to locate the USDA Rural Development office nearest you.
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