Friday, June 22, 2012

A $10,000 Planning Grant To Promote Recreation
A 10-thousand dollar planning grant was announced this week from the Appalachian Regional Commission of Southwest Virginia to help in the third phase of a regional economic development effort to develop recreation and small business. They want to create an ecosystem that works for development of the regionís creative economy. The grant comes from the Friends of Southwest Virginia organization which is the financial arm of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. They oversee Heartwood which is a regional artisan center and tourism gateway. The third phase of this project was started to develop the musician and artisan networks in the Crooked Road, Round the Mountain and the Heartwood areas as the gateway to the region. The premise is to promote regional economic growth that is asset based either cultural or recreational. The partnership is expecting to receive a set of grants worth more than a million dollars. These grants are being sought from the U.S. Department of Agricultureís Rural Development program, the Economic Development Administration, ARC and the Virginia Tobacco Commission. They hope to create a network that will also include resources like downtown theaters in local communities and improve quality of life and economic development in the region. (bg)

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  • Coach Under Investigation
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