Mifflin County Revolving Loan Program

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Mifflin County Revolving Loan Program

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In an attempt to ensure available incentives are known and promoted, the Mifflin County Revolving Loan Program highlights are provided here. Mission/Purpose: To provide a supplemental source of financing to support business retention and expansion within the Greater Lewistown area. The Loan Fund is to be used to assist businesses in meeting the bank's lending requirements and to encourage financing of projects by sharing or reducing the risk to financial institutions. Loans are available for businesses located (or are willing to locate) in the Greater Lewistown area encompassing Derry and Granville Townships and Burnham and Lewistown Boroughs. Loans may be used for the acquisition of land and/or buildings, new construction, renovations, leasehold improvements, purchase of machinery & equipment or working capital. Loan Terms: Maximum amount:             $50,000 or a maximum of 50% of the…
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Downtown Lewistown, Inc. Launches Façade Improvement Program

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Owners of buildings & businesses in downtown Lewistown are invited to apply for up to $5,000 in matching grants to improve the appearance of their facades. Since the inception of Downtown Lewistown, Inc., 43 similar projects have been completed in the Downtown and Neighborhood . This is another phase of that work to assist business and property owners with rehabilitations they want to undertake along with addressing exterior code conditions and allow for the separation of storm water from the sanitary sewer system. More information is available by contacting Executive Director, Jim Zubler at jim@downtownlewistown.com or by calling the office at (717) 248-9606. Application and Guidelines
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Five Points

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The continued step in the revitalization of the Five Points/East End Neighborhood is the implementation of the Strategic Plan. With the close-out of a contract for $250,000 in Residential Reinvestment assistance from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development, work was completed on 43 commercial and residential structures in Lewistown Borough. We anticipate applying for additional funds to allow distribution of applications to home and property owners in the Neighborhood and downtown, and ramped up Committee activities in the area. These Committees meet to discuss details related to design, safety, improvement of the image of the area, and the economic betterment of residents and businesses in the neighborhood. Call 248-9606 for information on how you may help in this effort.
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Downtown Lewistown

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The Charter Plan for Downtown Lewistown, adopted in spring of 2000, represents a collaborative comprehensive community strategy for guiding investment and leveraging resources to revitalize and develop the urban core. Patterned after the successful Main Street strategy, the revitalization effort seeks to build upon the assets of Downtown; neighborhoods, architecture, town square, natural setting and unique siting on the Juniata River combined with the creative talent and energies of its citizens to mold the future for the area. Embodied in the development effort is a spirit of partnership of community leaders, governmental representatives, private property owners and residents to proactively strengthen the Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods while enhancing the appeal and competitive vitality of the entire community. We invite your comments and suggestions to improve the Downtown, Neighborhoods and neighboring…
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The Keystone Campaign for Mifflin County

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Downtown Lewistown, Inc. is recognized as a designated Keystone Community through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. A requirement for maintaining acceptance as a designated Program, is continued sustainability of the organization in order to access state funding for economic development and growth of the community and Region. We encourage you to join the following businesses, individuals, municipalities, and organizations in supporting this effort: Standard Steel LLC Greater Lewistown Corporation Mifflin County Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation Geisinger-Lewistown Healthcare Foundation Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Borough of Lewistown Trinity Plastics, Inc. Heritage Home Rentals Derry Township Board of Supervisors Granville Township Board of Supervisors GE Inspections Technology David Borland The Juniata Valley Bank First National Bank FirstEnergy Foundation Mifflin County Savings Bank Kishacoquillas National Bank Nittany Paper Mills, Inc. University Orthopedics Center Dr. Charles…
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