Monongahela River Boat Rental Business Could Spur Economic Growth, Coalition Told

November 23, 2015 Trib Total Media
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The Monongahela River’s miles-long expanse of flat water, broken into pools created by a series of locks and dams, can be an ideal setting for an outfitter renting canoes and kayaks, but the challenge has been getting entrepreneurs to take the plunge into that business, a group of river town representatives said.

It’s not only a matter of encouraging the opening of a canoe and kayak rental business, but the boat rental market would have to expand and an outfitter would have to decide the best site to operate along the river, Cathy McCollom, co-director of the Mon River Valley Coalition, said during a recent meeting in Charleroi to discuss the future of the organization…


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