Today was the deadline! Greater Norwich has submitted a Community Revitalization Plan. If selected, the $100,000 ABC award will be used to establish an Innovation Space in downtown Norwich. When complete, the Innovation Space will signal to the citizens of Greater Norwich and beyond that our community not only values creative thinking, but also supports the development of those ideas, processes and products.
Up to ten communities will be awarded $100,000 each to complete their projects and advance to the finalist round. The projects will then be evaluated, and the top three performers among the finalist communities will be awarded $3 million, $2 million and $1 million respectively to continue implementing their Community Revitalization Plans.
Special thanks to Commerce Chenango staff, the Greater Norwich Revitalization Team and their affiliate organizations for all their guidance and contributions. We would also like to thank America’s Best Communities, Frontier Communications and its partners, along with our adopt-a-community mentor, Chobani, and all our local supporters, for this opportunity to crystallize our vision and create lasting impact in what we firmly believe is one of America’s Best Communities.
Read the submitted plan here.