HARRISBURG (March 26, 2019) After a Commonwealth Financing Authority meeting this morning, Sen. Michele Brooks announced the awarding of state support for two major Crawford County projects, which will strengthen services in the region and help bolster the local dairy industry to keep abreast of a changing economic and agricultural landscape.
Cochranton Community Services Complex will receive a $290,318 grant and a $462,631 loan under the Business in our Sites program, Brooks said. The funds will be used to finish renovations to the former Dunn Construction building, which now houses Meadville Medical Center offices, a community pharmacy and a federal credit union. The building is expected to attract several new tenants after upgrades are completed with the funds.
Titusville Dairy is among the first in the state to receive a Dairy Investment grant of $366,364, part of a new program approved as part of the 2018-2019 state budget. Dairy owners say they will use the grant to increase the dairy’s cottage-cheese making capability and to add a single-serve cottage cheese line.
“These two investments will have a long-lasting and significant impact for our communities, the economy, our dairy farmers, and customer convenience,” Brooks said. “This is a positive step forward in working to help preserve our local dairy industry.”
Brooks applauded the work of the Economic Progress Alliance, Mayor Mark Roche, and other local officials in spearheading the Cochranton project, along with Chuck Turner, President of Titusville Dairy, and his employees for their innovative business plan to remain competitive and growing.
“I also extend my heartfelt thanks to our farmers who work day and night to put food on our tables and keep agriculture alive in Pennsylvania.
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