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ECGRA Announces $250,000 Investment in Union City PA

Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 12:35 PM
ECGRA Announces $250,000 Investment in Union City PA

The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) visited Union City on September 27, 2022 in order to announce investments being made to the area through grant programs like Renaissance Block and Mission Main Street.  The event was held at DAI Salon, a previous recipient of Mission Main Street funds, to showcase the improvements that can be accomplished when business owners utilize this funding source.

"We first received Renaissance Grant funds in 2018, and between 2018-2021 we have received $210,000 and generated over $503,000 in improvements," said Cindy Wells, Borough Manager, Borough of Union City.  "This is a very large step forward in fighting blight, and the improvements are noticeable as you drive through those neighborhoods.  The Borough will also continue to promote the Renaissance Block program and continue to fight against the blighted properties - starting by contacting more property owners, so more projects can be completed."

At the event, the Borough of Union City was awarded $150,000 for their Mission Main Street grant program and $100,000 for their Renaissance Block grant program, for a total of $250,000 towards the borough and township's economic and community development goals.


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An impact investing organization, ECGRA's mission is to empower the nonprofit sector, municipal governments, and economic development agencies to revitalize Erie County.  ECGRA is endowed with local share gaming revenue from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via the Horse Race Gaming Act.  Local share gaming revenue is an assessment of the licensed gambling industry in Pennsylvania.