Crandon selected for new Connect Communities program
Crandon was among 20 cities selected by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recently for the new “Connect Communities” program.
The designation means that the corporation, a state and private entity, will offer assistance to revitalize the city’s commercial corridor.
Connect Communities was developed to assist communities with downtowns and central commercial corridors similar to Crandon’s. This is done through providing local stakeholders with the implements to leverage the exceptional assets of their local business district.
Other cities selected were Antigo, Berlin, Cambridge, Cashton, Chilton, Deerfield, Edgerton, Greenwood, Hartford, Hartland, La Crosse, Menasha, Menomonee Falls, Menomonie, Mosinee, Plymouth, Pulaski, Sheboygan and Superior.
Assistance will include staff visits by economic development corporation staffers, possible opportunities to link college/university student projects to the district’s needs, research through the corporation’s downtown development library, plus access to various webinars and conferences associated with the Main Street program.