Rahall Announces $145K to Help Renovate Ronceverte Downtown


BECKLEY, W.Va. – May 3, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) announced today that Ronceverte Development Corporation is being awarded $145,000 to purchase and renovate the former American Legion Building and attract new businesses in downtown Ronceverte.

“Renovating this building in downtown Ronceverte will give a new lease-on-life to the former American Legion building and attract new small businesses to rent the facility,” said Rahall. “The Ronceverte Development Corporation has done a phenomenal job working to revitalize the downtown and create new opportunities for growth.  I applaud them.”

The $145,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant will allow the Ronceverte Development Corporation to purchase the American Legion Building and fully renovate the facility including heating and electrical and create two new retail spaces and a game room.

The Ronceverte Development Corporation has renovated several buildings and attracted fifteen new businesses to the downtown over the last three years as part of ongoing downtown revitalization efforts.

“We greatly appreciate the support of USDA for the grants we have received. This agency has fedex cod free consult, order  made a huge difference for our revitalization efforts,” said Douglas Hylton, Executive Director of the Ronceverte Development Corporation. “We hope this next project is as successful as the first grant and renovation project was in promoting and attracting small businesses and revitalizing our downtown.”

“This USDA grant in combination with other federal dollars are having a huge impact on the Ronceverte community,” said Rahall. “The four jobs that will be suffer through this specific renovation project will lead to more jobs created when new businesses move into the renovated business space.”


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