The Meadville Tribune

Saturday, March 22, 2014

CONNEAUT LAKE --- Gov. Tom Corbett has announced the Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded the Borough of Conneaut Lake a $375,000 Keystone Communities grant to support redevelopment efforts including infrastructure improvements, enhancement of the central business district and creation of new tourism facilities.

“Our strong local communities are cornerstones of job creation and economic progress,” Corbett said.  “This funding will improve Conneaut Lake’s downtown area to help attract new business growth and will help the borough remain a tourist destination in the region.”

The Keystone Communities program will provide funding for Phase I of the Conneaut Lake’s capital improvements to encourage and leverage economic development and improved quality of life for the lake-front community.

These improvements will help sustain, support and attract businesses in the Conneaut Lake central business district and will help the adjacent lake beach area to grow as a regional tourist destination.  Additionally, this project will help the region strengthen its reputation as a recreational destination.