Logan County Economic Development Partnership announces USDA launch of new effort to support broadband and Main Street redevelopment

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[February 03, 2016]  LOGAN COUNTY - The Logan County Economic Development Partnership announces a new program from the USDA, designed for communities interested in using broadband internet service to help revitalize their main streets and promote economic development. The “Cool & Connected” program is open to any community in Logan County, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service.

Through Cool & Connected, a team of experts will help community members develop strategies and an action plan for using planned or existing broadband service to promote smart, sustainable development. The program will provide assistance by helping communities take advantage of new or existing broadband service to create walkable, connected, economically vibrant main streets and small-town neighborhoods.

To apply for participation in the Cool & Connected program, two-page letters of interest are due February 24, 2016 and should be forwarded to Mr. Ed Fendley at Fendley.Ed@epa.gov

Additional information regarding the Cool & Connected program is available IN THIS PDF DOCUMENT. For assistance, please feel free to contact the Logan County Economic Development Partnership office, ph. 217-732-8739 or email – wthomas@teleologic.net

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The mission of the Logan County Economic Development Partnership is to cultivate a business environment that enhances Logan County by expanding our local and regional economy through programs that sustain and grow existing businesses, attract and establish new businesses, and increase quality employment opportunities. Per this mission, the LCEDP is pleased to help promote The Land Connection’s Transitioning to Organic Grains workshop and encourages Logan County farmers and the public to take advantage of this opportunity.

[Bill Thomas, Logan County Economic Development Partnership]

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