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Laughlin, Nevada: A community is celebrating the grand opening of “The Market” on Saturday, September 26th, 2020.
Local and county leaders were on hand for the cutting of the ribbon to “The Market,” opening back up under new ownership the only local grocery store in the community of 7,502 population thanks to an economic development grant from Clark County.
According to Clark County, the grocery store had closed months ago due to the economic fallout of COVID-19.
“When the market closed in March it immediately impacted everyone in the area. We worked with nonprofit organizations to help those with transportation or other issues get groceries, and we worked with the County’s Community and Economic Development office to bring a grocery store back to Laughlin. It is exciting to see the County’s investment in Laughlin bring back jobs and the store, which is really a lifeline for the everyday needs of so many residents,” said Commissioner Naft represents Commission District A, which includes Laughlin, Nevada.
The County’s Small Business Economic Recovery grant provided the new owners of The Market at Laughlin up to $120,000 for expenses such as rent, utility payments, inventory, equipment and renovations.
In return, The Market was required to hire at least 20 full-time employees and be open at least 10 hours a day, six days a week. The funding for the grant comes from the County’s allocation from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security also known as the CARESAct.
Congratulations to the community of Laughlin, Nevada, and wish all the people at “The Market” a great and healthy year.