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USDA Announces Events in Marquette, St. Ignace

Alec Lloyd
East Lansing
Release Date
Oct 21, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today announced events for the Marquette County Y.M.C.A. and Mackinac Straits Heath Center.

The Marquette Y.M.C.A. ground breaking will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 1420 Pine Street, in Marquette.  USDA Rural Development provided a $2,997,000 Community Facility loan for the renovation and addition to the fitness center. This project serves 64,634 rural residents.

Mackinac Straits Health System will host an open house for its new surgical complex on Friday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The hospital is located at 1140 N. State Street in St. Ignace.  The agency provided a $3 million Community Facility loan to add a surgery suite with two operating rooms and associated facilities.  This project serves 11,113 rural residents.

The events are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

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. Under the Obama Administration, USDA Rural Development has invested more than $6.1 billion in Michigan projects.