Lake County Partners receives $110,048 federal grant for post-pandemic plan
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider announced a $110,048 grant Wednesday for Lake County Partners, a nonprofit organization that leads economic development in Lake County.
The grant money comes through the Economic Development Administration, as part of the CARES Act, to fund updates to Lake County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The effort aims to create and retain more jobs, attract private investment and bolster local economic resiliency, according to an announcement of the grant.
"I'm thrilled that CARES Act funding is making this investment in our area and in our long-term economic health," Schneider, a Democrat from Deerfield, said in the announcement. "I commend Lake County Partners for its strategic efforts to improve our future economic resiliency, and I will continue doing everything I can to invest in our local economy and get people back to work."
Lake County Partners President and CEO Kevin Considine said the plan will dial in on a long-term vision that represents local business interests, strengthens key industries and provides support to municipalities.