Apr 10, 2015

Downtown Organizations Invited to Apply for Connect Communities Program

Presented by:  Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Wisconsin downtown and urban commercial districts are invited to apply for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Connect Communities program, an initiative that works with those organizations to advance revitalization efforts.

Connect Communities offers technical assistance resources, creates networking opportunities and connects local leaders to financial/technical assistance programs. The program is offered to communities that have an interest in revitalizing their downtowns/urban commercial districts and has 34 members throughout the state.

Those who are part of the program say is has provided them with valuable resources that have made a difference in revitalizing their downtowns.

WEDC provides participating communities a range of services and resources, including a network group to receive new ideas from others participating in Connect Communities; participation in a Main Street director workshop and roundtable discussions; an on-site visit from a WEDC community account manager to assist in identifying needs and offering assistance; and access to additional training sessions and materials.

For more information, or to apply by the April 10 deadline, visit http://inwisconsin.com/connectcommunities.