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Published February 02, 2010, 06:27 PM

Forward Devils Lake Helping Improve Business Exteriors

Businesses in Devils Lake can now improve their exteriors, thanks to development corporation Forward Devils Lake.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

Businesses in Devils Lake can now improve their exteriors, thanks to development corporation Forward Devils Lake. The corporation's Façade Improvement Program provides no interest loans for businesses to improve their appearance. It can be used for new signs, new doors, or even a paint job. Forward Devils Lake has $50,000 available each year for this program. Businesses can get loans for $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000. So far the Warehouse on 3rd Entertainment Shack has taken advantage of the program.

Chris Schilken/Forward Devils Lake Executive Director: "The downtown-it's always nice to keep those [businesses] looking fresh and new. We have a great downtown so this would only enhance it."

Schilken says Devils Lake is one of the only cities in the area to provide this program continuously through a revolving loan fund.

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