Lake City Economic Development Authority

City creates reimbursement program for COVID-19 expenses

Aug 12, 2020
Lake City businesses and non-profits can be reimbursed up to $500 for qualifying COVID-19-related expenses under a program approved by the city council on Aug. 10. The council voted unanimously to use up to $40,000 of the money it’s receiving through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

What should happen to Block 13?

Jun 11, 2020
Several years ago Kwik Trip bought the former gas station at the corner of Marion Street and Lakeshore Drive, removed the underground gas tanks, and donated the property to the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). Since then the EDA has been trying to put the property to its best use,...

Downtown restaurant opens in Patton Park

May 6, 2020
Cinco de Mayo was on Tuesday. It’s the annual celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla. The appearance of a Mexican food trailer in Patton Park on that day was fitting, if coincidental. But it is something of a victory for the owners of Fiesta...

EDA can help navigate economic assistance programs

Mar 25, 2020
Economic Development Authority Director The Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) is actively working to support local businesses through this difficult time. While we certainly do not pretend to be able to forecast the complexities of the economic ramifications of a global pandemic, we...

Penny - Celebrating 25 years of national service

Mar 4, 2020
One of my proudest moments as a congressman was voting to support the creation of the national AmeriCorps program 25 years ago. Little did I know at the time how central this program would become to our culture of volunteerism and giving back to our communities. Even more surprising, and...

Outreach efforts target growing Hispanic population

Feb 26, 2020
Two speakers detailed efforts to reach out to the Lake City-area Hispanic community last Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Katie Yoder is an AmeriCorps VISTA member working with the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Hispanic community outreach. AmeriCorps is the domestic...

Hispanic community outreach talk is Feb. 20

Feb 12, 2020
On Thursday, Feb. 20, Katie Yoder from the Lake City Economic Development Authority will present information regarding Lake City’s efforts in hispanic community outreach. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. This meeting is open to the entire community and will...

Chamber: banquet a ‘roaring’ success

Feb 5, 2020
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet and awards night on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event was a Roaring 20s theme complete with themed décor, a jazz quartet, and a fundraising casino. “It was an amazing evening. We had over 100 in attendance with many dressed in their favorite...

Council lends support to workforce housing effort

Dec 26, 2019
The Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) asked for and received the city council’s blessing Dec. 9 to explore using financial incentives to spur development of workforce housing in Lake City. The precise definition of workforce housing is somewhat fuzzy but is basically housing that...

Luncheon touches on many subjects

May 23, 2019
People in attendance at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Luncheon May 17 heard about a broad swath of initiatives underway around the city from government, education, and non-profit leaders. From left are: Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger, Lake City Mayor Mark...

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