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Marlborough Receives $15,000 State Grant for Downtown Development


Massachusetts Downtown Initiative grant to pay for wayfinding and branding in downtown Marlborough, MA.

Marlborough, MA, March 23, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The City of Marlborough has received a $15,000 Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) technical assistance program grant, which will be used to develop a branding and wayfinding strategy for the downtown area.

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the grant funding during an award ceremony held at the Marlborough Community Development Authority yesterday. In total, 19 Massachusetts communities received $285,000 in MDI grants, during the event.

The MDI program makes grant awards of $15,000 to communities to help them pay for technical assistance in the form of workshops, programs, and professional consultant services, as part of a holistic approach to downtown revitalization. Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded $725,000 to more than 25 communities across the Commonwealth.

“We are thankful to the Baker-Polito Administration for their continued support of Marlborough’s downtown,” said Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “In 2015, we received MassWorks funding to reconstruct East Main Street. Now, this grant award through the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative for branding and wayfinding will enable us to continue making Marlborough’s downtown a destination for residents and visitors alike.”

“With the new businesses and amenities that are in the works or have already opened in downtown Marlborough, the area is well on its way to revitalization,” said Marlborough Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Meredith Harris. “The MDI technical assistance grant will allow us to build on the current momentum and develop a really cohesive and vibrant downtown that, we hope, residents will be proud of and visitors will flock to.”

For high-res images from the MDI announcement, go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j279e0yioh14g4x/AAB3wmsQAtErV8_IDnQ2s_cTa?dl=0

About MEDC Economic Development Toolbox:
The MEDC Economic Development Toolbox provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with the financial resources they need to start, expand, or improve their businesses in Marlborough, MA. The programs defray cost through gap financing, tax reimbursements, rental assistance, beautification grants, and amenities funding.

About MEDC:
The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development corporation for the City of Marlborough, MA and represents a public-private partnership for planning. MEDC works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization.

For a complete overview of MEDC, visit MarlboroughEDC.com.
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Marlborough Economic Development Corporation
Lora Markova
508-229-2010
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http://marlboroughedc.com

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