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Downtown development program extends to Cheboygan

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The city of Cheboygan has been selected for a downtown development program.

The Main Street Program helps communities build and revitalize their downtown area.

Traverse City, Saginaw and Alpena are among the 72 communities that are already part of the program as well.

Laura Krizov is with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She is the manager of the Main Street program.

“It’ll be looking at the types of businesses that fit downtown, it could be bringing volunteers in for programming for promotions and things they are doing, it could be looking at their design elements downtown “

Krisov said the program has been running since 2003.

“I think the biggest thing is, is the leadership locally all getting together, and banding around the focus of their downtown. And they have the understanding that in order to have a strong community, you have to have a strong downtown.”

The following is a link to a list of all communities involved, http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/development-assistance/#developers.

Northern Michigan gets $6 million for “Deep Freeze Fund”


Almost a dozen counties hit by strong winter weather now have the opportunity to apply for millions in infrastructure grant money.

Cold weather this past winter was strong enough to damage water and sewer mains for some areas of northern Michigan.

Officials said $6 million in grants are available to help eligible communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Continue reading