Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monterey Gets Downtown Assistance

Monterey is one of ten communities in Tennessee that have been chosen by the state for a downtown revitalization program. Economic development commissioner Matt Kisber says Monterey has been selected to participate in Tennessee Downtowns, a community improvement program for cities and counties seeking to revitalize traditional commercial districts.Tennessee Downtowns is part of ECD’s Tennessee Main Street Program and will award reimbursable innovation project grants of up to $15,000 to participating communities. The successful applicants will also receive an 18-month program of technical assistance, which includes training on downtown revitalization and historic preservation, an introductory site visit and attendance at a two-day downtown revitalization workshop.