Greater Hickory Metro Recreation Based Economic Development Initiative

Organization:
Western Piedmont Council of Governments
Amount:
$25,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Catawba
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to fund the two economic elements of a study that identifies strategies for maximizing the use of area natural resources as recreation/tourism resources. The Council is acting on 2003 recommendations made by the US Dept. of Commerce’s study of economic development in the western Piedmont area—chiefly that of enhancing tourism via protection of outdoor amenities and through large-scale development.

Contact:
Mr. Samuel W. Erwin PO Box 9026 Hickory, North Carolina 28603 (828) 322-5991
Areas Served:
Alexander, Burke, Catawba, Caldwell

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