Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Army Corps has included $500,000 in its FY15 work plan. Visitors to Presque Isle spend nearly $77 million annually, and roughly 1,000 jobs are supported by the destination throughout the Erie region. Casey has consistently pressed the Administration and Congress to provide adequate funding to Presque Isle.
“Presque Isle is a major driver of the region’s economy and I’m pleased that the Army Corps plans to adequately fund to this project,” Senator Casey said. “Presque Isle is one of our state’s treasures. Putting appropriate funding into this project will maintain one of our state’s most visited state parks and bolster Northwestern Pennsylvania’s economy.”