Economic and Community Development  

June 2014 Newsletter  
Hendersonville, NC wins 2014 Great Places Award
The NCAPA Great Places Awards are designed to help celebrate the great communities throughout the state and were given in both Professionals' and People's Choice categories. The Professionals' Category includes a detailed nomination process that requires in-depth descriptions of the work and partnerships that went into creating the main street. Every great main street has a story and this contest allows those involved to tell it.  
Loan Funds Available to Clean Up Brownfields Properties

The Regional Brownfields Initiative (RBI) operates a Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Program to assist eligible owners of Brownfields sites in the cleanup of their properties. The Program provides attractive rate loans and subgrants to facilitate the cleanup of abandoned or underused properties in order to revitalize these properties, and to protect the environment and public health.

Click here for more information or contact Kate@landofsky.org.  
Funding Opportunities
07/31/14
French Broad River MPO will be holding a call for STP-DA and TA funding from May-July 2014.  FBRMPO member jurisdictions are eligible to apply for this transportation funding which requires a 20% local match. 
More information here.

To help fulfill the Council's Mission, the ECD department conducts planning, economic, and community development services for our local governments and communities.  The goal of the department is to meet the needs and desires of our region now and into the future. 


Upcoming Events
and Meetings 
06/12
11am: MPO TCC
RSVP to Annie
06/26
12:30 MPO Board
RSVP to Annie
07/08
RC302: HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration
NC State River Course Offerings
Raleigh, NC
07/17
Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles workshop, WNC Agricultural Center
Contact Bill@landofsky.org
07/23
NC Complete Streets Summit: Emerging Issues for Complete Streets
Charlotte, NC
Registration is here.
10/22-24
Driving the New Economy
Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo, Raleigh, NC
Registration is open
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  creative regional solutions 

to relevant and emerging issues in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties while providing a standard of excellence in the delivery of federal, state, and regional services for our member communities.  

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