Workshops upcoming in Wood River and Franklin
The South Central Economic Development District is holding workshops in Wood River and Franklin in February and March.
The workshops are called Control Your Destiny: Local Tools for Community Progress.
Community Planner Bobbi Pettit says these workshops are all about providing information that will help communities fund their own projects.
"We've got this group of communities that are really starting to surface with a lot of commonalities. They don't necessarily qualify for or need a state or federal grant, but the activity is there, the income is there, and the interest level is there, it's just a matter of organizing that into some viable community project that they can do on their own."
The workshops will provide information on Community Redevelopment with Tax Increment Financing, Local Economic Development Funding (LB 840), Capital Improvements via Municipal Sales Tax, and Organizing Private Money using Investment Clubs.
Pettit has more details about the Wood River workshop.
"Well the first workshop is on February 20th, and that is in Wood River, and it's from 5:30-9:00 p.m."
The event is being held at Mulligans Wood River Country Club. The Franklin event is being held on March 18th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Black Powder Bar & Grill.
Preregistration for the Wood River event is required by February 13th. March 13th is the preregistration deadline for the Franklin event.
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