Thursday meeting scheduled on downtown Gering redevelopment

(Rick Willis)

TCD Marketing and Research Manager Rick Willis is hoping input at scheduled meeting this Thursday will help a third effort at a $30,000 planning grant for Gering downtown redevelopment. The meeting is scheduled for the Gering Civic center at 6:30 p.m.

Willis says he would like to hear from not only merchants but also service industries in downtown Gering on how redevelopment would help them.

Willis also believes a vibrant downtown Gering would also be able to attract money from tourists who are visiting many of the historical and scenic attractions in the community.

Willis says what state officials want in Gering's next application in March is how downtown redevelopment fits into a long term strategy for Gering's economic development.

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