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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 Fa├žade 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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