Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Downtown Marquette Business

Thursday, June 21, 2018

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced new federal support for Donckers, a historic Marquette restaurant and chocolatier. The $11,364 grant will be used to help the business install solar panels.


"I’ve had the opportunity to visit Donckers and know how special they are to Marquette’s unique Downtown,” said Senator Stabenow. “This support will not only help them be more energy efficient and support Michigan’s clean energy economy, but will support them as they continue to play a vital role in Marquette’s community and tourism economy.”


The investment comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program, which is a part of the current Farm Bill authored by Senator Stabenow. With the current Farm Bill set to expire this fall, Senator Stabenow recently introduced a new bipartisan Farm Bill, which strengthens support to help rural businesses develop renewable energy systems and create jobs in small towns and rural communities.