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Mission: To assist the city of greensburg, businesses, institutions, and organizations in the development and implementation of plans and programs encompassing total community development within the boundaries of the city, with a focus on the downtown and health care districts.

Programs: Faade improvement grant program: the city of greensburg secured the program funds from the pa department of community and economic development and contracted the greensburg community development corporation for the administration and promotion of the faade improvement grant program. The objective of the faade improvement grant program is to encourage a business or commercial property owner to renovate the storefront or building faade by providing a matching grant (5,000 maximum grant per project). The gcdc promotes the faade improvement grant program to property and business owners via a direct mail brochure, press releases to local media, and articles in the organization's newsletter. Informational meetings are scheduled each year to describe the application process and to answer questions from prospective applicants. The gcdc assists applicants with the completion of the grant application, confirms successful completion of the renovation project, ensures the program guidelines are followed by the applicant, and closes the application by paying the grant funds to the applicant.

think greensburg program: the greensburg community development corporation has three priorities: expanding cultural and shopping district offerings, increasing private and public investment within the downtown area, and strengthing greensburg's neighborhoods. Assisting commercial property developers, investors, business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations and individuals to make successful, productive investments in the city of greensburg. The organization also provides a broad range of services from general community information to an online listing of apartments and rental houses. It also provides commerical property listings for purchase or lease and can assist with identifying both private and public funding sources for both business start-up and commercial property projects.

west otterman street development site: the city of greensburg, the redevelopment authority of county westmoreland, and the gcdc are working in partnership to secure new commercial development on the vacant property at the corner of west otterman street and college avenue. The site is marketed as the west otterman street development site (hereafter referred as the site). The gcdc also promotes the site to architects, contractors, and other firms possessing a business relationship with our target audience. Methods used by the gcdc to reach the target audience include informational meetings, promotional brochures and other printed material, and private meetings and site visits. In an effort to increase the size of the site, the gcdc has committed financial resources to purchase or secure the right to purchase adjacent properties. Homes built hope owns 120 college avenue and has agreed to give the gcdc the first opportunity to purchase the property.

promote greensburg development, including the healthcare district.

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