Conneaut Receives $19.5M Federal Grant For Port, Infrastructure Projects

Conneaut receives $19.5M federal grant for port, infrastructure projects

The lighthouse standing at the entrance to Conneaut Harbor in 2011. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer) The Plain Dealer


The city of Conneaut has been awarded a federal grant of $19.5 million to help develop several transportation-related projects in its Conneaut East Industrial Park and Port of Conneaut.


The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Program “will bring new rail service, create new streets and support large industrial manufacturing companies with cutting-edge, green technology,” said Jim Hockaday, Conneaut’s city manager, in a written statement.


“This grant will serve as the catalyst for decades of growth in our city, not to mention new job opportunities and resources for the community at large,” Hockaday added.


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